Mission and Goals
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) Mission and Goals in combination with the Mission and Goals of Daemen College and the following professional documents have guided the construction, implementation, and ongoing assessment of our Athletic Training Program.
- Board of Certification (BOC) Role Delineation Study
- BOC Standards of Professional Practice
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards
- National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
- NATA Code of Ethics
- NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies
- New York State Education Department Requirements
Athletic Training Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Athletic Training Program at Daemen College is to provide a comprehensive academic and clinical education experience to prepare students to become competent athletic trainers and leaders in the athletic training profession. Professional athletic training education at Daemen College builds upon and reinforces the intellectual qualities acquired through study of the liberal arts, social, and natural science while integrating the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) educational competencies. Creative problem solving and clinical reasoning skills that promote sound and expeditious decision making are fostered throughout the Athletic Training Program.
Athletic Training Program Goals
- Students will be prepared to successfully challenge the BOC exam during their final semester of a multidimensional CAATE accredited entry-level curriculum that includes didactic, laboratory, and diverse clinical education experiences.
- Students will use knowledge of basic science and research methodology to interpret evidence-based research to answer clinical questions and to guide clinical practice.
- Students will obtain skills to demonstrate sound ethical behavior and professional responsibility in the field of athletic training.
- Students will obtain skills to demonstrate civic responsibility.
- Students will possess problem solving and clinical reasoning skills to guide clinical practice.
- Students will develop interpersonal skills and learn the importance of inter-professionalism to become effective communicators during clinical practice.