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Mission and Goals

MS in Athletic Training Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Program is to serve a culturally and ethnically diverse graduate student population in providing an affordable, comprehensive educational experience and a transformative clinical foundation preparing the graduate student to enter the health care profession of athletic training.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal One: Demonstrate competency and proficiency of the KSA’s within the domains of athletic training.


1.1 Provide students comprehensive course work to meet current and future educational competencies aligned with the Athletic Training Professional Standards.
1.2 Integrate comprehensive clinical experiences into the curriculum that develop student autonomy and professional readiness.

Goal Two: Demonstrate cultural competence and inter-professional collaboration within the health care community.


2.1 Students will have effective clinical exposure, of at least 25 hrs. with at least 4 different medical professional fields and/or medical providers.
2.2 Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate interprofessional collaboration through design and evaluation of interprofessional projects.
2.3 Students will have exposure to at least 3 culturally different populations that reflect the ethnic and cultural heritage of the region and demonstrate cultural competence.

Goal Three: Demonstrate evidence-based clinical practice.


3.1 Students will be able to conduct research, review evidence, and formulate plans for positive patient outcomes.
3.2 Students will use EBP practice in the conduct of clinical patient care.

Goal Four: Engage in the athletic training profession.


4.1 Students will attend at least 1 state/regional/national professional conference during the course of their education.
4.2 Students will seek continued professional growth in the athletic training profession.

Goal Five: Provide comprehensive educational experiences that are effective in preparing the graduate to enter the athletic training profession.


5.1 Students meet national employment criteria for the profession.
5.2 Program provides a high quality and rigorous curriculum.
5.3 Employers find graduates prepared for the profession.
5.4 Clinical Preceptors and Clinical Settings provide students with appropriate clinical practice, mentoring, and professional assimilation.

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