Athletic Training Program

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Athletic Training

Athletic Training is an allied health field recognized by the American Medical Association. Certified Athletic Trainers specialize in the prevention, recognition/evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of injuries due to physical activity.

The Athletic Training program at The University of Tulsa:

  • Is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education;
  • Was the first accredited Athletic Training program in Oklahoma;
  • Involves an extensive core of academic study combined with equally in-depth clinical rotations;
  • Utilizes intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional sport, industrial site, and sports medicine clinic settings for the student’s clinical experience;
  • Allows the student to begin the program during their freshman year;
  • Entitles the student to apply for the BOC Certification Examination after completion of degree requirements.

Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Athletic Training program is to prepare students for professional service in a health care setting and provide opportunities for professional assimilation and involvement, while instilling an understanding of the importance of life-long learning.  The mission will be achieved the following goals and learning outcomes.

Goals

  1. Promote high levels of professional and ethical conduct
  2. Prepare student to successfully challenge the BOC Certification Examination
  3. Prepare students for an entry-level position in athletic training
  4. Provide unique opportunities for interprofessional education

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in prevention, immediate care, and management of injuries.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform a clinical evaluation and make a clinical diagnosis.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design and carry out treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning programs.
  5. Understand the importance of professional development and continuing education.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to analyze given situations and provide the appropriate response.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to utilize research in clinical practice. 

Objectives, specific to each Learning Outcome, are identified for each of three program levels (Level 1 - the prospective semester and the first semester following formal admission to the program; Level 2 - the first full academic year in the program; and Level 3 - the second and third full academic years in the program).

Board of Certification Results

Faculty Profile

Robin Ploeger
Robin Ploeger, EdD, ATC, LATClinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training/Curriculum Director, Athletic Training Program
Involvement with students is her focus. »