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Athletic Training Program Goals & Objectives

Goal 1:  Athletic training students will demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills in injury prevention and risk management of athletic injuries/illnesses.  Students will be able to:

  1. Develop effective training and conditioning programs;
  2. Select, fit, and maintain protective equipment
  3. Explain the importance of nutrition and its impact on health and well-being.

Goal 2:  Athletic training students will be skilled in recognizing the nature and diagnosing extent of an athletic injury/illness.  Students will be able to;

  1. Assess an athletic injury/illness based on knowledge relevant pathology
  2. Identify appropriate diagnoses of athletic injuries/illnesses;
  3. Refer patients to the appropriate medical professional as needed.

Goal 3:  Athletic training students will be skilled in making decisions regarding the management of acute athletic injuries/illnesses. Students will be able to:

  1. Assess on-the-field injuries/illnesses;
  2. Perform emergency triage for life-threatening athletic injuries;
  3. Provide appropriate medical care within the scope of athletic training practice  

Goal 4:  Athletic training students will design and implement treatment and rehabilitation protocols and reconditioning programs. Students will be able to;

  1. Utilize evidence-based practices when treating injuries/illnesses;
  2. Implement and supervise rehabilitation programs;
  3. Select appropriate therapeutic modalities as part of rehabilitation programs;
  4. Offer psychosocial intervention;

Goal 5:  Athletic training students manage policies and procedures for athletic training facilities.  Students will be able to: 

  1. Develop policies and procedures for athletic training facilities
  2. Provide oversight to athletic training facility design according to relevant building codes;
  3. Maintain accurate and comprehensive medical records;
  4. Utilize equipment and supplies management systems.  

Goal 6:  Athletic training students will be prepared to practice athletic training in various practice settings, or complete post-professional education. Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of athletic training practices;
  2. Possess a command of theory and research associated with the field of athletic training
  3. Illustrate cultural competency
  4. Apply and synthesize athletic training knowledge to a range of professional issues and functions;
  5. Identify learning needs to select appropriate opportunities for continuing education;
  6. Promote the profession of athletic training;
  7. Make ethical decisions within the scope of professional practice.
 

 

Contact Information
Dr. Kirk Armstrong
Coordinator
107 Parks Memorial Building
Campus Box 112 
Milledgeville, GA 31061 
Phone 478-387-4469
Fax 478-445-1913
kirk.armstrong@gcsu.edu
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