Outcomes of the Athletic Training Program


The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Bridgewater State University provides a quality education program that meets or exceeds the standards and guidelines delineated by the Commission on Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This philosophy balances the content knowledge with prescribed psychomotor and cognitive skills. In addition, we want to develop competent athletic trainers who can effectively provide quality health care to physically active individuals, and in doing so, improve the quality of life for these individuals.


Inherent in these outcomes is an understanding of how individuals develop and learn; a congruency between theory and practice, the value of diversity in society, as well as professionalism and ethical behavior in the workplace and society.


To attain these outcomes, the ATP should provide learning experiences to athletic training students in order to:

  1. Provide students an opportunity to obtain an appropriate degree in Athletic Training;

  2. Comply with the Standards as established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE);

  3. Provide students with the necessary background to successfully pass the national Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) Examination;

  4. Provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position as a Certified Athletic Trainer;

  5. Promote acceptable standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.