The WSU MAT will provide the opportunity for students to gain didactic and clinical knowledge and develop skills, experiences, and positive attitudes working with patients who are injured or ill. According to the NATA, “Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.” ( https://www.atyourownrisk.org/about-ats/. accessed September 7, 2020). ATs work not only in the secondary schools, colleges/universities and professional athletics, but in physician practice, in sports medicine and/or wellness clinics, in a variety of occupational settings (industry, manufacturing, public service) and within the military.
Regular graduate status requires an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 (based on a 4.0 system) or an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5, but with a 3.0, or better for the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours earned toward the undergraduate degree; or an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 if the applicant has previously completed 12 quarter or 9 semester credit hours at the graduate level (i.e. 5010.1 Regular Degree Status). Admission into this status also requires approval by the MAT degree program.
- Additional program requirements:
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university, including all pre-requisites coursework
- Clean FBI/BCI background check
- Current CPR/AED certification
- Current immunization record
- Students who do not meet the required GPA and/or pre-requisite course completion requirements may be admitted as conditional following university guidelines as specified (i.e. 5010.2 Conditional Degree Status)
- Once established, the WSU MAT program intends to utilize the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS).
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the WSU MAT program will …
- Demonstrate understanding of and competency in the domains of athletic training as currently defined by the Board of Certification (BOC) Practice Analysis and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Curriculum Content.
- Demonstrate the ethical behavior and personal/professional responsibility expected of a healthcare practitioner.
- Utilize problem solving and clinical reasoning skills to guide clinical practice.
- Interpret evidence-based research to answer clinical questions and to determine best practices.
- Recognize mental health concerns in their patient population and provide appropriate referral.
- Effectively communicate with patients, family members, other medical professionals, and administrative personnel as part of an inter-professional healthcare team.
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