Master of Athletic Training

Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Loras College Master of Athletic Training program is to produce active learners, responsible contributors, and reflective thinkers that can provide exceptional healthcare to an active population through quality didactic and clinical athletic training educational experiences.

  1. Students will demonstrate comprehension of concepts and skills vital to basic function in health sciences careers.
    1. express competency professional knowledge areas in athletic training – clinical rotation
    2. recall foundational concepts in the health sciences – classroom
  2. Students will be active learners and reflective thinkers who use common research techniques to discover and implement athletic training evidence-based medicine.
    1. read, reflect, and summarize research related to athletic training clinical practice – classroom
    2. formulate clinical treatment plans using evidence-based medicine – clinical rotation
    3. use patient outcomes to determine quality of care – clinical rotation
    4. preceptors will assist the students in the discovery and implementation of evidence-based medicine in their practice – clinical rotations
    5. faculty will provide a classroom environment that allows students to grow
  3. The program’s didactic and clinical education will develop and educate students with the ability to be responsible contributors by transitioning classroom knowledge into effective clinical practice.
    1. employ prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation techniques for injuries and illnesses common in active populations – classroom and clinical
    2. use administrative techniques common in healthcare – clinical rotations
    3. preceptors will provide quality education opportunities – clinical rotations
  4. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills in order to efficiently communicate with both patients and healthcare professionals throughout the program’s didactic and clinical education and in post-graduate settings.
    1. utilize proper medical terminology in verbal and written communication – classroom
  5. The program will ensure that graduates are prepared for autonomous practice as Certified Athletic Trainer in post-graduate settings.
    1. practice effectively in post-graduate jobs and post-professional settings
    2. demonstrate a BOC pass rate compliant with CAATE standards
    3. demonstrate an acceptable post-graduate employment rate