Program Mission, Goals, & Objectives

ATP Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training Program at Marywood University is to provide dedicated, effective undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and service to our students preparing to be health care providers to benefit the people of the state of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world.  Students in the Athletic Training Program are offered a curriculum of didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences which emphasize a “hands on” learning approach. The Athletic Training Program is committed to providing students with educational, clinical, and professional growth opportunities that will help prepare them for The Board of Certification (BOC) examination, and entry into the Athletic Training profession.  The Athletic Training Program at Marywood does not discriminate against religion, race, color, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, or disability.

Program Goals

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, and clinical skill that serve as the foundation for sound practice and leadership in the profession of Athletic Training. 

  2. Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in four years.

  3. Complete a variety of clinical experiences.

  4. Sit for the BOC examination.

  5. Attain a first time passing rate on the BOC exam of 75%

  6. Attain an overall passing rate on the BOC exam of 100%

  7. Encourage faculty and student scholarship application at the university, state, region, and national level.

  8. Support university values of teaching and learning as a first priority providing quality service to students, to the university, and to the community.

Program Objectives

At the completion of the Athletic Training Program, the students will:

  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the following educational content areas for the practice of Athletic Training:
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Prevention and Health Promotion
    • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
    • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
    • Therapeutic Interventions
    • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Professional Development and Responsibility
  • Demonstrate respect for and treat the patient as an individual, without regard to race, color, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, political or religious affiliation, or athletic ability.
  • Understand the profession of Athletic Training, the athletic trainer's role in the health care arena, and the professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the athletic trainer as a health care professional.
  • Recognize the need for the support of clinical practice through ongoing education, research and service.