As an athletic training major at the University of Mount Union, you will learn the foundations of athletic training, orthopedics, medical terminology and health, immediate care and injury recognition. You will be exposed to therapy and rehabilitation procedures, nutrition and pharmacology.
You will be required to take six semesters of clinical practicum in order to graduate from the Athletic Training Program. These courses must be completed under the direct supervision of qualified preceptors, in an approved clinical setting; they are required and available only for students selected into the CAATE Accredited ATP.
Additionally, at least one high school experience will be incorporated into the required clinical practicum rotations as well as exposure to at least one opposite gender sport, varying levels of risk, protective equipment and general medical experiences that address the continuum of care that would prepare a student to function in a variety of settings and meet the domains of practice delineated for a certified athletic trainer in the profession. Athletic training majors are encouraged to obtain clinical experiences in other allied medical settings, i.e., ambulance riding/observation or athletic/physical therapy settings and medical facilities as part of the overall clinical practicum experience.
Additionally, this curriculum is competency-based. Successful completion at the “master level” (a score of 80% or higher) of ALL educational competencies and clinical proficiencies (CPs) established by the CAATE, enumerated in the Mount Union Clinical Proficiency Verification Manual for Students, are required for BOC eligibility and for graduation. These educational competencies and clinical proficiencies are distributed appropriately throughout the required didactic course work and clinical practicum.