Mission Statement

Augustana College, a college of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, offers students of varying backgrounds, interests and ages, a unique opportunity to achieve academic excellence and individual development in a Christian context with its supportive community atmosphere. Augustana assists students to prepare for a life of career, service and continuing enrichment by blending the broad learning experiences of the liberal arts with the student’s individual professional goals and in relating Christian faith to learning. The College serves the region and the larger society primarily through its undergraduate programs and through other programs designed to meet special community needs.

Through our HPER (Health, Physical Education & Recreation) department, Augustana offers students a major in athletic training. Our athletic training curriculum prepares students to become eligible for the national Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. Our curriculum design is structured to provide a progressive sequence of didactic course work and clinical education experiences that include all the domains of athletic training as defined by the Role Delineation Study (fifth edition) and the NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies and Proficiencies (fourth edition).

This includes:

  • risk management
  • injury prevention
  • assessment and evaluation
  • acute care of the injury and illness
  • pharmacology
  • therapeutic modalities
  • therapeutic exercise
  • general medical conditions and disabilities
  • nutritional aspects of injury and illness
  • psychosocial intervention and referral
  • health care administration
  • professional developmental responsibilities.

It is the philosophy of our program to prepare our graduate’s to become a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with participation in sports.