James Madison University's Athletic Training Program provides challenging and progressive academic and clinical educational experiences to prepare students to be leading professionals in the community of Athletic Training.

Vision Statement

To be a national leader in Athletic Training Education

Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1:

Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and behaviors of entry-level athletic trainers prepared for professional practice according to the BOC Practice Analysis 7th Edition. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1.1 - Students will earn a C or better on all AT courses.
  • SLO 1.2 - Students will be rated 80% or better on their clinical proficiency skills each semester.
  • SLO 1.3 - Students will earn an 80% or better on all practical exam assessments (e.g. practicals, standardized patient cases, OSCEs, etc.) within two attempts each semester.
  • SLO 1.4a - Students will earn a “Level 3” rating on 100% of their clinical skills milestone evaluations by graduation.
  • SLO 1.4b - Students will earn a “Level 3” rating on 100% of their foundational behaviors milestone evaluations by graduation.
  • SLO 1.5 - Students will demonstrate the ability to provide quality documentation suitable to pursue reimbursement.
  • SLO 1.6 - Students will rate themselves as confident on each ACES Self-Reporting Assessment competency.
  • SLO 1.7 - 100% of students will pass the BOC Exam on their first attempt following completion of the program.
  • SLO 1.8 – After taking the BOC® Exam, the majority of students will rate themselves as prepared or well prepared on the BOC Preparedness Survey.

Goal 2:

To provide dedicated and qualified professionals who provide a quality learning environment. [Faculty evaluations, preceptor evaluations, program report]

Program Outcomes:

  • 2.1 Faculty will earn an average rating of 4 or better on their mean faculty evaluation score.
  • 2.2 Preceptors will earn an average rating of 4 or above on each criterion on their preceptor evaluations averaged over the year.
  • 2.3  Clinical sites will earn a recommendation for continued use for clinical education by providing frequent learning opportunities (3 or above) and  routinely following appropriate policies (e.g. OSHA, NCAA, EAPs, etc.).

Goal 3:

To be faculty role models to students who demonstrate a contribution to the advancement of the profession through scholarly activity or service.

Program Outcomes:

  • 3.1 Faculty will meet scholarship and service goals annually as determined with AUH on their Faculty Anticipated Activity Plan.
  • 3.2 Faculty will lead preceptor training and continuing education to advance professional skills and mentoring abilities of our preceptors that earns an above average rating on the post-workshop survey.

Goal 4:

To provide a quality education that prepares students for transition to practice.

Program Outcomes:

  • 4.1 The majority of students report feeling prepared or well prepared on all items in the alumni survey.
  • 4.2 The program will work to define the key factors that significantly influence team learning and performance when working in interprofessional health care teams in order to develop an interprofessional education assessment tool.
  • 4.3 The program will determine how to intentionally infuse simulations/SPs across the curriculum to facilitate and assess critical decision making.

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