Master of Science in Athletic Training

VISION STATEMENT

The High Point University Department of Athletic Training will be nationally recognized as an exemplary model for developing athletic training clinicians and scholars who are leaders in the delivery and advancement of evidence -based healthcare for the physically active population across the lifespan.

MISSION STATEMENT

Through an innovative inter-professional education, research, and clinical practice model the High Point University Department of Athletic Training develops exceptional athletic trainers who are uniquely qualified to excel within a dynamic healthcare system. The Department of Athletic Training emphasizes evidence-based decision making and applied research, utilizes state of the art technology and novel teaching strategies, and provides unique clinical experiences to cultivate professionals who embody sound clinical reasoning, professional ethics, honesty, compassion, primacy of the patient, and are advocates for the profession of athletic training.

VALUES STATEMENT

The High Point University Department of Athletic Training believes in value-centered education.
The values we hold in high regard are:

AccountabilityInnovation
AltruismIntegrity
CollegialityIntellectual inquiry
Community engagementLeadership development
CompassionLearner-centered education
EmpathyLife-long learning
EthicsPatient values
Evidence-based practiceProfessional advocacy
Holistic approach to healthcareProfessionalism
HonestyRespect
Program Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Graduates can deliver patient-centered care that integrates evidence-based decision making.
  2. Graduates can collaborate in an interprofessional care model.
  3. Graduates will embody the professional values of an athletic trainer.
  4. Graduates can engage in practice-based research to improve patient care.
  5. Graduates can formulate strategies for life-long learning to ensure contemporary expertise.
  1. Program Goal: Provide students with an overall quality learning experience.
    1. Outcome: Students will be satisfied with their overall experience in the athletic training program.
  2. Program Goal: Provide students with quality didactic learning experiences.
    1. Outcome: Students will be satisfied with the quality of didactic coursework and instruction.
  3. Program Goal: Provide students with quality clinical education experiences.
    1. Outcome: Students will be satisfied with clinical preceptors.
    2. Outcome: Students will be satisfied with clinical sites.
    3. Outcome: Students will be satisfied with their level of clinical preparation.
  4. Program Goal: Prepare students for successful transition into entry-level athletic training careers.
    1. Outcome: Program graduates will attain successful placement within 6 months of graduation.
    2. Outcome: Employers of High Point University athletic training program graduates will be satisfied with their level of preparation for entry-level clinical practice.
  5. Program Goal: Prepare students for success on the BOC examination.
    1. Outcome: Students will be satisfied with their level of preparation for success on the BOC examination.
  6. Program Goal: Provide students with the opportunity to develop expertise in athletic training through an integrative experiential clinical model.
    1. Outcome: Students will have the opportunity for authentic patient encounters.