Truman State University’s Athletic Training Education Program's mission is, via a liberal arts education, to develop critical thinking athletic training professionals that are capable meeting the diverse demands of the field.
1. To prepare students for the BOC Certification Exam
2. To provide students, through a program of progressive clinical experiences, the skills necessary to perform the duties of a certified athletic trainer.
3. To instill the professionalism, discipline, and ethics required to be a successful certified athletic trainer.
4. To encourage students to actively investigate questions and ideas through reading journals, participating in continuing education, and research in athletic training related areas.
5. To furnish students with the clinical and academic skills to work in the variety of venues employing certified athletic trainers.
6. To expose students to the various job opportunities available to certified athletic trainers in a variety of venues.
7. To prepare students for the opportunity to attend graduate school or other medical professional schools/ training.
8. To integrate the academic courses: anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and psychology with the clinical education of students in the athletic training education program.
9. To continue to determine the reliability and validity of athletic training course content and clinical experiences.