Athletic training program mission
In adhering to the tenets of Southern Connecticut State University, the School of Education, and the Exercise Science Department, the Athletic Training Education Program believes inherently in the SAILS concept: Scholarship, Attitudes and Dispositions, Integrity, Leadership, and Service. We are committed to establishing the Athletic Training Education Program as a regional and national leader in the preparation of entry-level athletic training professionals to serve in a wide range of professional settings, in addition to producing high quality students and citizens. We encourage our students to:
S: Become competent, independent, and critical thinkers by developing into allied health professionals that are proficient in the care of the physically active, as evidenced by attaining BOC Inc. certification and demonstrating quality injury prevention, identification, care and rehabilitation.
- Demonstrate the content knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide healthcare
- Plan for effective injury and illness prevention
- Assess patient outcomes and incorporate evidenced-based medicine into clinical practice
- Successfully use technology to support efficient and effective health care delivery
A: Accept the role of the athletic training professional and demonstrate a positive attitude regarding the athletic training profession as shown through professional attendance at conferences, in communication with other individuals, and exhibition of solid work habits.
- Attend professional conferences and seminars
- Demonstrate proper communication with patients and professionals
- Reflect on their own performance and engage in honest self-assessment
- Appreciate the interconnectedness of the relationships between patient and clinician
I: Adhere to the NATA Code of Ethics and the BOC Standards pf Professional Practice, and maintain high moral standards when performing professional duties.
L: Continue to develop knowledge and skills beyond Southern Connecticut State University, and enhance the athletic training profession by sharing that knowledge and expertise with local, state, and national professional organizations in the role of members of organizational committees via professional and public service.
S: Become involved with society outside of their professional requirements as demonstrated by assisting those in need and working to make their own piece of the world a better place by contributing to the community in which s/he lives, works and learns.