The mission of the King’s College Master of Athletic Training Program is to provide students an individualized, intellectual learning environment based in the liberal arts tradition. With an emphasis on critical thinking, inter-professional collaborative practice skills and patient-centered care, our students are prepared to become confident, skilled, and principled certified athletic trainers who practice based on current concepts and evidence.
Goals of the MSAT program are for graduates of the program to:
- Possess the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for a successful transition to professional practice as certified athletic trainers.
- Find, analyze, and interpret medical research to answer clinical questions, guide clinical practice, and create original scholarly work.
- Demonstrate competence in clinical practice settings by applying the principles of evidenced-based practice to improve patient outcomes.
- Employ critical thinking skills to identify and analyze problems, formulate and implement solutions, and assess outcomes.
- Effectively communicate with patients, caregivers, peers, supervisors and other healthcare professionals.
- Practice with professional integrity by applying legal, moral and ethical principles while respecting the sociocultural, ethnic, and religious differences of all patients.
- Advance the athletic training profession by committing to life-long learning and professional development.
We exceed the national average for both first-time and overall pass rates on the Board of Certification Exam, which is proof that we prepare our graduates for success. We accomplish this in a variety of ways including:
- Comprehensive reviews built into courses so that past material is connected to new material for reinforcement
- Competency-based learning, in which students are taught in a step-wise progression, gaining and demonstrating mastery as they move through the program
- Specific learning modules on test-taking skills to help students prepare to take standardized, computer-based tests
- Use of official Board of Certification practice exams to help students identify areas in which they are strong and those in which they need improvement
- Use of exam questions in AT Program courses that mimic the types of questions used in the Board of Certification exam