It is important as an athletic training professional to acquire requisite knowledge and skills as an athletic trainer in a wide variety of clinical situations and to be able to render a wide spectrum of patient care. Students must possess certain skills to complete the academic and clinical components of the curriculum and patient care with or without reasonable accommodations for disabilities. All athletic training students must be able to perform tasks such as taking a medical history, completing a full diagnostic evaluation, assessing function, integrating the information to develop a diagnosis and plan for treatment and rehabilitation for return to full activity. Ultimately, these tasks must be completed independently without the aid of an intermediary.
Students must possess essential skills and attributes in five areas: communication, motor, intellectual-cognitive, sensory-observational, and behavioral-social. These skills enable a student to meet graduate and professional certification and licensure requirements as measured by state licensure and national certification (BOC). Students must be able to undertake all curricular requirements to the satisfaction of program faculty to become competent and reliable practitioners. To this end, the faculty of the Professional Masters in Athletic Training Program has established the non-academic criteria (Technical Standards) that athletic training students must possess to enroll in, and to continue in, academic courses and clinic placements required for the Athletic Training degree.
These technical standards are available to download. Students must carefully review the technical standards, sign the statement, and upload it to the application portal during the admissions process. All students’ confirmation that they meet the technical standards is kept on file in the Athletic Training program records.