Athletic Training Mission Statement

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Augustana University will prepare our Athletic Training graduates to serve as qualified health care professionals educated and competent in the management of health care issues associated with physically active patients with an emphasis on the collegiate athlete.

Augustana University Athletic Training Philosophy

The following comprises the philosophy of the Augustana Athletic Training program, which distinguishes it from other programs:

  1. We focus on the big picture, from our holistic treatment and mentorship philosophies to our relentless focus on the future success of each of our students individually.
  2. Our students are members of our sports medicine team. From the time they step onto campus they are part of our team and are treated as a vital component of the health care of active individuals.
  3. We are part of the greater Sanford Health Network in Sioux Falls and we use these relationships to help our students gain truly exceptional experiences with a variety of health care professions and settings.

Augustana University Athletic Training Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Prepare the students to practice the profession by utilizing knowledge and skills obtained through their three years of structured and sequenced didactic education.

Goal 2: Provide hands-on clinical experiences so students can demonstrate clinical competence of the functions of a clinical athletic trainer.

Goal 3: Prepare our students to demonstrate team management/professional behaviors for transition to an independent entry-level clinical athletic trainer.

Goal 4: Prepare our graduates to become qualified health care professionals.