Stephen F. Austin State University

Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Stephen F. Austin Graduate Entry-Level Athletic Training Program (GATP) is to provide a student-focused learning environment by introducing the athletic training student to various disciplines and applications in Allied Health professions in preparation for a career in Athletic Training and other related fields.

Curriculum Goals & Objectives

The main objective of the GATP's Master of Science in Athletic Training is to prepare the student to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the Board of Certification (BOC). Athletic training students will be prepared in the development and mastery of athletic training competencies and proficiencies as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers' Association - Educational Council (NATA-EC), Board of Certification (BOC), and the CAATE.

These skills will include areas of prevention, recognition and evaluation, management/treatment and disposition, rehabilitation, organization and administration, and education and counseling. The development and mastery of these skills will be accomplished through a variety of didactic and clinical experiences.

The student should: