Mission Statement

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The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program at William Paterson University is to promote student success, educational excellence, and lifelong learning. The University’s Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and provides students with a comprehensive, progressive education.  The faculty and staff are committed to provide quality professional education and high academic standards for a diverse student population, while facilitating the integration of didactic and clinical education experiences.

The Athletic Training Education Program is a rigorous, challenging educational experience which presents knowledge and skills necessary for the students' professional preparation. Upon completion of the program, the students will be well prepared to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Ultimately, the goal of the Athletic Training Education Program at William Paterson University is to prepare students for a successful future in the athletic training profession.

Revised Summer 2013

Objectives

The Athletic Training Education Program maintains various objectives which promotes positive programmatic, curricular, and student outcomes. The program aims to:

  • Provide athletic training students with knowledge and skills to have a productive undergraduate academic career, to pass the Board of Certification exam, and to become competent and successful future certified athletic trainers. 
  • Give high quality education to athletic training students to prepare them to pursue graduate education in athletic training, allied health, or a related field.
  • Foster a professional work ethic in athletic training students.
  • Promote sensitivity to diversity within the program among the, faculty, staff, athletic training students, and athletes.
  • Assist athletic training students with developing lifelong learning skills.
  • Develop athletic training students’ clinical skills.
  • Develop athletic training students’ written and verbal communication skills.
  • Encourage athletic training students to take responsibility for and value their education.
  • Motivate students to take an enthusiastic, active role in learning and skill development.
  • Promote student success in the classroom, clinical education, and field experiences.
  • Encourage students to utilize their didactic knowledge and incorporate it appropriately into their skills for clinical education experiences. 
  • Encourage athletic training students to pursue other educational fields along with athletic training.
  • Present athletic training and related didactic material effectively to promote student comprehension, knowledge acquisition, and critical thinking.
  • Endorse student use of technology in the classroom and clinical education experiences.
  • Support hands-on practical learning of athletic training students in a variety of settings, and under diverse circumstances, with various preceptors.
  • Encourage students to take active roles in the community and professional organizations.
  • Create a working community with on-campus and off-campus certified athletic trainers, athletic training students, coaches, athletes, and administration.
  • Advertise the program to potential athletic training students and employers.
  • Attain effective instructional off-campus sites and preceptors.

 

WPUNJ ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION PROGRAM
BOARD OF CERTIFICATION
EXAMINATION DATA
(taken directly from the CAATE website)

FIELDS

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

3 YR AGGREGATE

Number of students graduating from program.

4

8

7

8

23

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

4

8

7

7

22

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

4

4

5

3

12

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

100.00

50.00

71.43

42.86

54.55

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

4

5

7

5

18

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

100.00

62.50

100.00

71.43

81.82

Fall 2014