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The mission of the TCU Athletic Training Program is to provide an enjoyable student-centered undergraduate learning experience that effectively links didactic and clinical education, promote professional and ethical conduct, encourage professional leadership, prepare Athletic Training Students to be successful on national credentialing examinations, and produce competent and confident athletic trainers prepared for a career in Athletic Training.




In keeping with the mission of TCU and Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Athletic Training Program, in accordance with the expectations of the Athletic Training Profession, the goals of the Athletic Training Program are to:

Goal 1: Provide an academic program that enables students to demonstrate competence of athletic training knowledge, skills, and effectively integrate didactic knowledge with clinical application.

Goal 2: Provide clinical education experience opportunities in order to prepare students to be qualified entry-level Athletic Training professionals.

Goal 3: Promote student participation in activities that benefit the larger community and/or advocate for the athletic training profession without regard to personal gain.

Goal 4: Develop interpersonal skills needed to communicate and collaborate within an interprofessional healthcare team and appreciate the role of an athletic trainer as a healthcare provider in the larger context of the healthcare system.

Goal 5: Promote an environment in which students will integrate ethical, moral, and legal behavior into the practice of athletic training.