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, promotes professional and ethical conduct, encourages professional leadership, prepares athletic training students to be successful on national and state credentialing examinations, and produces competent and confident professionals prepared for a career in athletic training.
In keeping with the mission of TCU and in accordance with the expectations of the profession of athletic training, the goals and objectives of the Athletic Training Program are:
- Provide an academic program that enables students to demonstrate competence in athletic training knowledge, skills, and application of the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies 5th Edition and NATA Role Delineation Study
- Students will effectively integrate didactic knowledge with clinical application
- The AT Program will provide clinical education experience opportunities in order to prepare students to be qualified entry-level athletic training professionals
- Promote student participation in activities that benefit the larger community and profession without regard for personal gain
- Develop interpersonal skills needed to communicate and collaborate in an interprofessional health care team and appreciate the role of an athletic trainer as a provider in the larger context of the health care system
- Promote an environment in which students integrate ethical, moral, and legal behavior into the practice of athletic training