Athletic Training Program Vision, Mission, and Goals
To be the preeminent athletic training program that produces excellent clinical scholars who will provide exemplary and inclusive quality of care.
Provide a student-centered educational experience, in both the classroom and clinical education setting, in areas related to injury prevention and health promotion, examination, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions, critical incident management, and healthcare administration and professional responsibility. Students will engage in a rigorous curriculum, with a robust and immersive clinical education experience, that will produce clinical scholars who will excel and thrive within the profession of athletic training.
Goals of the NAU MSAT Program
To embody and support the vision and mission of the NAU Professional Athletic Training Program, a commitment to practice, evaluation, and reflection of the program goals will be paramount to the success of the AT students.
- Recruit and retain students of diversity, including Indigenous populations.
- Empower students to be lifelong learners who provide patient-centered care that is grounded in evidence-based practice.
- Promote clinical education experiences for students that are reflective and representative of the patient populations for which they will treat.
- Prepare students to be successful on the national certification examination, assuring an ongoing first-time pass rate higher than the annual national average.
- Prepare students for success in gaining employment in an athletic training practice setting.
- Use clinical preceptors and program faculty that embody student-centered education with a strong commitment to producing excellent clinical scholars.