The athletic training program is dedicated to providing a supportive environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth while preparing students to contribute and to be socially responsible and globally aware in the athletic training profession at the clinical, professional, research and educational levels.
The Clarke University Athletic Training Program/Department graduates will:
- Identify the knowledge and skills of the athletic training profession.
- Comprehend and explain the uniqueness of the individuals’ structural, functional, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
- Apply evidence-based practices in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.
- Analyze applicable professional behaviors at the clinical, educational, and research levels.
- Justify ethical decision-making processes at the clinical, education, and research levels.
- Create a collaborative environment with other healthcare professionals to develop, administer, and utilize effective clinical skill management, communication, scholarship, and professional development.
Students graduating from Clarke University’s Athletic Training Program (ATP) will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training. It is incumbent on the student to work closely with his or her advisor to plan a program of study that meets the general education, co-requisite, and prerequisite requirements of the ATP. Students with a double major or those continuing on to the Physical Therapy Program may be required to take summer courses to complete the ATP in four years.
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