The mission of Catawba College Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program is to prepare students for the multi-skilled career in athletic training. With exposure to the comprehensive entry-level educational and clinical competencies of this program and the liberal arts core requirements, each student will develop proficiencies in:
- Prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses
- Administration and organization of athletic health care facilities
- Written and oral communication, along with information technology skills
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills
This preparation, along with successfully passing the Board of Certification (BOC) exam, will qualify the student for an entry-level position in athletic training. This program will continue its superior academic and clinical standards of past years. Catawba College is committed to continual evaluation and upgrade of the required resources needed to accomplish the goals of the athletic training program.
- Provide students with numerous opportunities to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for the roles and responsibilities of an athletic trainer.
- Promote critical thinking, problem solving, and clinic skill acquisition in our students.
- Prepare athletic training students for their future roles in the health care of the physically active.
- Prepare athletic training students to be successful members of the athletic training profession or allied health profession.
- Instill a sense of responsibility for students to follow the NATA Code of Ethics and professional standards.
- Develop a positive working relationship and network within the allied health community