Mission Statement

Health and Human Performance Purpose Statement

The goal of the Health and Human Performance Department is to foster the student’s growth in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world. In addition, the Department strives to help all Concordia students obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to lead healthy, active, and productive lives. Finally, Health and Human Performance graduates will possess the specialized knowledge in their chosen profession to be highly competent and contributing members of the working world. They will be well prepared to serve the health and human performance needs of a myriad of populations.

Athletic Training Program Mission Statement

The Concordia University Wisconsin Athletic Training Program will prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entry-level athletic trainer.  The program will provide students with an educational experience encompassing communication, problem solving, clinical skills, professional development, and service.  As a result, the students graduating from the program will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification Examination and will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a successful clinician.  The Concordia University Wisconsin Athletic Training Program will accomplish its mission through a holistic approach to the development of the mind, body, and spirit.  

Athletic Training Program Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives

  1. Students will communicate effectively with others in an oral or written professional format.
    1. Communicate interpersonally and speak to a variety of audiences intelligently, substantively, and confidently.
    2. Write clearly and professionally, using appropriate athletic training syntax and citation format.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with other health care providers in a team approach to practice.
    4. Utilize various media modes effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate problem solving techniques to analyze research problems and clinical questions.
    1. Identify the research problem or clinical question clearly and succinctly.
    2. Analyze the research problem or clinical question by conducting research leading to information regarding the background of and potential solutions to the research problem or clinical question.
    3. Apply evidence-based research to make informed decisions about patient care.
  3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of an entry-level athletic trainer.
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of health promotion and injury prevention.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to perform a thorough clinical examination and formulate an appropriate diagnosis.
    3. Design and apply appropriate therapeutic interventions.
    4. Utilize appropriate psychosocial strategies and recognize the need to refer a patient to another health care provider.
  4. Students will demonstrate a readiness to embrace their obligations as athletic trainers in the world.
    1. Demonstrate cultural understanding, which constitutes an awareness and appreciation of, and sensitivity toward, the similarities and differences of various patients.
    2. Identify the importance of and strategies for future professional development and service.
    3. Abide by the moral, ethical, and legal obligations established by the Board of Certification and applicable State Regulatory Agencies.
  5. Students will become successful graduates of the Athletic Training Program.
    1. Complete the program and graduate in an efficient, reasonable timeframe.
    2. Achieve a passing score on the Board of Certification examination.
    3. Obtain sustainable employment in the field of athletic training, a related health profession, or a field of choice.

Athletic Training Program Faculty and Preceptor Outcomes

  1. The athletic training faculty and preceptors will provide the students with a variety of educational experiences, through numerous classroom and clinical education settings and experiences.
  2. The athletic training faculty and preceptors will serve as positive role models for the students and strive to become exceptional athletic training educators.
  3. The athletic training faculty will maintain licensure with the State of Wisconsin and membership with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.