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Mission Statement, Goals, and Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Training Program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience and a strong clinical foundation to prepare the undergraduate student to enter the allied health profession of athletic training.

Students will acquire experience and skills, which will enable them to demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of human kinetics, and the prevention, assessment, and immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athletic and physically active.  

Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal One:

Students will successfully complete the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.

Objectives:

  • Meet CAATE requirement of a three year aggregate of 70% first time pass rate on BOC.
  • Program’s first time pass rate equal to or higher than the national average.
  • Students’ scores per domain area equal to or higher than the national average.

Goal Two:

Students will progress through the program to graduation and obtain employment in the profession of Athletic Training or enter a related graduate school.

Objectives:

  • Program retention rate will be at 80% per cohort.
  • Program graduation rate will be at 80%.
  • Employment rate in Athletic Training will be 80%.

Goal Three:

Acquire knowledge, experience, and skills for successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Objectives:

  • 90% of students will earn a grade of B or higher in all 300-400 level AT courses.
  • Senior students (AT 488) will score above an 70% on BOC Prep Test and score above 70% in each domain area.
  • Students’ first-time pass rate on CIT’s will be 90
  • Students’ final clinical evaluations will be an average of 80% or higher.

Goal Four:

Students will participate in clinical education involving opportunities of real-time practice and application of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) and professional behaviors of an athletic trainer.

Objectives:

  • Students’ first-time pass rate on CIT’s will be 90%.
  • Students’ final clinical evaluations will be an average of 80% or higher.

Goal Five:

Students will complete their clinical education in a variety of patient populations and settings.

 Objectives:

  • All students will complete clinical experience with the following populations: male/female; DIV II Collegiate/ High School Athletes/non-athletic per student assignment tables.
  • All students will complete clinical experience involving Team/non-team sports, sports involving protective equipment, Orthopedic/non-orthopedic conditions and a surgical observation per student assignment tables.

Goal Six

Clinical sites will provide an adequate and safe facility for student learning.

Objectives:

  • All clinical sites will receive an “adequate” to “good” rating on evaluated criteria on the annual Clinical Site Visit Form.

Goal Seven

Program will provide quality instruction both in didactic coursework and in clinical education.

 Objectives:

  • Graduation Survey (Q5): 80% rating of quality of instruction per domain area of “agree” to “strongly agree.”
  • Alumni Survey (Q5): 80% will rate “agree” to “strongly agree.”
  • Preceptor evaluations will be at an average of 80% or higher.

Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation

Faculty and Staff

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