Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
The mission of Evangel’s Athletic Training (ATEP) program is to empower athletic training students with the skills they need to succeed in their education program and in life. We seek to offer a variety of experiences as venues of learning for our athletic training students to become well-rounded clinicians. These standards are set forth by the Board of Certification (BOC ©) Role Delineation study and Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) educational competencies.
Evangel University’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Goals and Objectives
1. Equip students with a sound base knowledge, values and skills from an athletic training perspective in preparation for professional practice.
- 1.1 Apply the knowledge and skills of an athletic trainer, to practice with systems of all sizes.
- 1.2 Apply critical thinking skills within the context of athletic training practice.
- 1.3 Use communication skills differentially across patient populations, colleagues and communities.
2. Prepare students to demonstrate use of knowledge and skills necessary to promote the physical well-being of patients and student-athletes.
- 2.1 Understand and interpret the history of the profession of athletic training and its contemporary structures and issues.
- 2.2 Analyze, formulate and influence safety and prevention policies.
- 2.3 Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems, and under supervision, seek organizational change.
3. Prepare students to demonstrate an understanding and respect for patient rights advocacy through ethical, evidence-based practice.
- 3.1 Understand and apply theory, principles and skills of current athletic training practice for patient care.
- 3.2 Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles and accordingly practice.
4. Prepare students to contribute to the athletic training profession through professional development including graduate education and leadership activities that promote competent athletic training practice.
- 4.1 Use direction, consultation, and referral appropriate to the practice of athletic training.
- 4.2 Demonstrate active involvement in the Christian community and community at large as knowledgeable and skilled citizens within the profession of athletic training.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Basic Athletic Training||This course will encompass basic athletic training techniques such as: emergency planning and acute care, splinting, taping, padding, bracing, weather analysis, and facility management. This class will address the course objectives as described in the competencies and standards put forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).|
|Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training||This course will give students skills in the use of rehabilitation techniques, as well as indications and contraindications for proper use. This class will address the course objectives as described in the competencies and standards put forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).|
|Therapeutic Modalities||This course will give students skills in the use of therapeutic modalities, as well as indications and contraindications for proper use. This class will address the course objectives as described in the competencies and standards put forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).|
|Clinical Experience III||This course will give students an opportunity to practice skills in evaluating the head, neck, spine, and trunk. This course will also give students experience with athletic equipment and bracing techniques. This class will address the course objectives as described in the competencies and standards put forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).|
|Professional Seminar in Athletic Training||This course will give students knowledge in professional development and leadership. This class will address the course objectives as described in the competencies and standards put forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Sarah Walters has always loved sports, but it is her passion for athletes as individuals that motivates her to do what she does. Since the fall of 2009, Walters has been enriching the lives of Evangel’s Kinesiology students and athletes through her teaching and healthcare services. She currently serves as sports medicine director. Walters graduated […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Athletic Trainer
- Medical Sales
- Physician's Extender
Minimum grade of “B” in: ATEP 112, 124, 236, BIOL 123, PSYC 112 and ENGL 102 or higher
Completion of 30 observation hours(Fall) and 75 clinical hours (Spring).
Interview with program faculty and other associated health care professionals.
Minimum 2.75 overall GPA.
Students are formally admitted to the program upon completion of their first year of attendance at Evangel University. Transfer students from accredited athletic training programs are subject to syllabi submission and further interviewing to determine at which level in the program they may be admitted.
- Program Requirements
- Additional Expenses
- Communicable Disease Policy
- Technical Standards Form
- Bloodborne Pathogen Policy
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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