Athletic Training Mission Statement
The mission of the George Fox University athletic training program is to provide a comprehensive and thorough athletic training educational experience for each individual, while providing guidance and leadership that incorporates the values of a Christ-Centered community. Through the academic course work and clinical education experience, the athletic training student will meet the requirements to receive a bachelor of science in athletic training degree and acquire the needed knowledge and understanding of athletic training to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
Outcome 1: Students will competently perform the role of an entry-level athletic trainer in the five domains of athletic training.
- Collaborate with other allied health care professionals
- Students will communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals/groups, professionals and society.
- Students will demonstrate recognition, evaluation, treatment and management of injuries and illness in an active population.
- Students will engage in clinical education experiences within a variety of populations, work settings and allied health care professionals.
- Apply the NATA code of ethics and abide by Standards of practice
- Students will achieve 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC exam
Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate that each individual is unique in terms of anatomic, physiologic, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions.
- Value and understand role of faith in the practice of whole-person healthcare
- Value the principles of patient-centered care (patient values, needs, emotional support, education, and family and friends.) as a central piece in the whole-person health care
Outcome 3: Students will develop competence in evidence-based practice.
- Describe the concepts and components of evidence-based practice
- Demonstrate the ability to search the medical literature for published research
- Define an appropriate clinical question to direct patient care
- Employ and integrate the best available evidence into clinical practice
- Appreciate the value and best interest of the patient in making clinical decisions
Outcome 4: students will develop lifelong learning and professional development
- Invest in the profession of athletic training
- Define professional development in athletic training
- Develop skills in leadership and service in the profession of athletic training.
- Attend local, state and national athletic training meetings