The final group of incoming students eligible for the BS in Athletic Training will enter in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Fitness, wholeness, wellness...American society is becoming more and more focused on matters of health every day. This major will prepare students to become athletic trainers and implement sound practices and procedures to aid in the prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of exercise-related injuries. The Athletic Training Program is part of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and students enrolled in this program will receive broad science-based training.
The Athletic Training Program prepares students for employment with:
Physical Therapy Clinics
In accordance with and reflective of the Mission of Neumann University, the Athletic Training Program provides a service-oriented education for students who seek a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training. Students acquire the knowledge and skills of athletic training through classroom and clinical instruction. Graduates are prepared to carry out diverse responsibilities in roles with flexible boundaries, to view learning as a lifelong process, and to value the inherent dignity of human beings regardless of individual differences.
A Statement of Philosophy
Recognizing the ever-changing environment of health care in the world today, the faculty of the Athletic Training Program strongly believe that the profession of athletic training is quickly becoming a career that is both highly desirable and respected. To respond to this changing environment, a new generation of educators and health care professionals are emerging who are more flexible and better educated in a wide range of disciplines. This type of professional aptly describes the athletic trainer, an individual who must be ready to assume a variety of new roles in the profession, such as meeting mandates by state education systems for all high schools to employ athletic trainers, responding to the armed forces requirement to have an athletic trainer at all military installations, or being prepared for insurance carriers awarding provider numbers for athletic trainers. The future of the profession is certainly one without boundaries, and Neumann University is in the position to educate students to succeed in this evolving profession of athletic training.
Classroom learning in the Athletic Training Program is supplemented by clinical rotations that provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences in many different settings, with a wide range of sports, and with all types of athletes. The clinical educational component of this program covers the areas defined by CAATE standards of accreditation during a six-semester clinical rotation sequence. During these clinical experiences, the student follows a logical progression of courses in order to gain a level of competency associated with a certified practitioner. A positive environment with the opportunity for sequential skill acquisition is afforded the student at all rotations in order to provide a mode of education that is consistent with the model of progressive learning over time.
Additional program information
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