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Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Program at the University of Central Missouri has a long and storied tradition of providing excellent healthcare to student athletes while providing the best educational opportunities for the athletic training student.

In the Spring of 2007, the Athletic Training Program at UCM received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs (CAATE).  We succesfully completed our five year review, with continued accreditation through 2023.

Program Mission

The mission of the UCM Athletic Training Program is to provide the highest quality of professional preparation that promotes the development of future athletic trainers.  In so doing, the UCM Athletic Training Program will provide an environment conducive to learning, instill the desire for academic excellence, and foster a spirit of professionalism.

The charge of UCM undergraduate athletic training program is to provide a comprehensive, progressive education and clinical foundation to prepare the multi-skilled professional for a career in athletic training.  By embracing the following goals and objective the collective missions of the University of Central Missouri, Department of Nutrition & Kinesiology and the Athletic Training Program may be fulfilled.

Athletic Training Education Program Student Learning Outcomes


  • Students will demonstrate delivery of comprehensive health care to designated populations, consistent with best practices in the profession.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity to effectively engage in and make contributions to interdisciplinary health care in a diverse number of settings.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in assessment of pathologies, both illness and injury, including development of differential diagnoses.
  • Students will demonstrate development of effective plans of care for patient populations, including the realm of emergency care response.
  • Students will demonstrate clinical proficiency in risk management including the prevention of injury and spread of infectious disease.
  • Students will demonstrate an ongoing awareness of the dynamics related to modern health care administration and delivery.

Athletic Training Education Program Goals & Objectives


Goal #1: To provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position as a Certified Athletic Trainer.

  1. Comprehend and assimilate the domains of athletic training
  2. Comprehend and exemplify the BOC Practice Analysis
  3. Be an engaged learner in all aspects of one's own education


Goal #2: To integrate classroom knowledge with clinical practice.

  1. Apply learned didactic concepts at assigned clinical rotations
  2. Continually apply evidence based medicine in clinical practice
  3. Synthesize and apply all education competencies and clinical proficiencies through ones educational experience


Goal #3: To prepare athletic training students for their future roles in the health care of the physically active within the allied health community.

  1. Actively participate in the health care community
  2. Appreciate the evolving nature of the health care community
  3. Be an agent of change with the growth of the athletic training profession
  4. Engage in integrated medical education


Goal #4: To provide an open and receptive learning environment in both didactic and clinical settings

  1. Develop and model best clinical practices
  2. Make ethical clinical decisions
  3. Demonstrate cultural competence


Goal #5: To provide athletic training students with the necessary knowledge to remain current in the athletic training profession and be a life-long learner

  1. Attend athletic training conferences or other educational venues that promote current topics and trends in the profession
  2. Adhere to the requirements to maintain proper credentials once certified
  3. Promote the athletic training profession


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