Athletic training is the art and science of the prevention, recognition, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. It involves the organization and administration of athletic training education programs, as well as the education and counseling of athletes. Iowa State University Athletic Training Education Program provides high quality undergraduate education striving to instill in the athletic training students the intellectual curiosity, knowledge and skills essential for their individual development. The Athletic Training Education Program enrolls academically qualified students who represent diverse socio-economic levels, ethnic heritage and who provide a gender balance. The program faculty and clinical instructors strive to prepare athletic training students to be productive and responsible citizens of the world and to foster affective, caring individuals to promote the profession of athletic training.
The Athletic Training faculty and clinical instructors continually update educational curriculum to keep athletic training students current with field knowledge and to ensure the best possible undergraduate education in both the didactic and clinical settings.
Goals and Objectives
- To prepare athletic training students to pass the BOC Certification Exam.
- To produce high quality athletic trainers for employment in educational, clinical, and professional settings.
- To promote professional and ethical conduct at all times.
- To provide athletic training students equal opportunity to develop their skills both in the classroom and in the clinical settings.
- To continually update the curricular offerings to provide the athletic training student current knowledge in the field.
- To provide high quality instruction in the classroom and clinical settings.
- To assist the athletic training student in gaining employment or entrance into post-baccalaureate study.
- To promote the concept of establishing professional contacts by attending professional and educational meetings.
- To foster an appreciation of athletic training as a component of sports medicine.
- To foster the affective, caring side of athletic training.