Athletic Training Program HighlightsProgram Mission
Our mission is to prepare students for entry-level careers and graduate school opportunities in athletic training and allied health care fields through quality classroom and clinical athletic training experiences supported by a liberal arts education.
Goals of the Athletic Training Education Program:
Recruit students that are motivated to be a part of this major will integrate well into the program and perform at a high level in both the educational and clinical components of the major.
Develop students that act as ethical and responsible professionals.
Prepare students to pass the BOC exam. Our goal is to have at least a 50% first time pass rate.
Develop students so they can critically think and problem solve in professional settings.
Provide the students diverse clinical opportunities that allow them to be active learners.
Expose students to a wide variety of guest speakers from the medical community either in the classroom or by attending state and national conferences.
Students conduct and present research at the local, state and national level.
In the fall of 2008, the Loras College Athletic Training Education Program went through the Re-Accreditation process. This included a site visit. After the site visit, the program was noted as having completed a full, successful review. Our program will undergo its next site visit during the 2018-2019 academic year.
It is important that students that graduate from the Athletic Training Education Program find either further educational opportunities or full time positions upon graduation. The faculty and staff at Loras College try to work with the students to achieve this goal. During the past five years, we have had a placement rate of over 90%.
Board of Certification (BOC) Exam
Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the BOC Exam. This exam stands as the method of ensuring students have gained the necessary skills for entry level positions in athletic training. Our students are well prepared for this exam during their education. Students take comprehensive exams at the end of each semester to track learning and assessment of program classes. Every test students take in each athletic training course has a similar format to the BOC exam so students are familiar and comfortable with the format when they sit for the exam. Finally, students are given an individual plan of study for the exam during their senior so they can best prepare for the exam.
Nate Newman, MS, ATC
Director, Athletic Training Education Program