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PT - Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate proper injury/illness prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis required of an athletic trainer
2.  Demonstrate proper immediate, emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation required of an athletic trainer
3.  Identify important concepts related to administration used in professional athletic training practice.
4.  Model professional behaviors that are consistent  with professional practice in athletic training
5.  Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills compatible with being an effective athletic trainer
6.  Appropriately use and modify written and oral communication used in athletic training practice.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels
through the following:

  1. ATR 3014C Introduction to Athletic Training: Subset Skill Evaluations, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  2. ATR 3813C Athletic Training Practice I: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  3. ATR 3823C Athletic Training Practice II: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills, Preparticipation exam.
  4. ATR 4833C Athletic Training Practice III: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  5. ATR 4842C Athletic Training Practice IV: Subset Skills Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  6. ATR 3812 Clinical Practice I: Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  7. ATR 3822 Clinical Practice II: Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  8. ATR 4832 Clinical Practice III:  Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  9. ATR 4852 Clinical Practice IV:  Clinical Assessment Tool, Subset Skill Evaluation, Proficiency Assessment of skills.
  10. Dept of Physical Therapy and Human Performance Professional Behaviors Plan Fall and Spring Semester (Junior and Senior year).
  11. APK 4930 Preparing for Entering and Growing in the Profession: Mock Athletic Training Board of Certification Exam, Cumulative Portfolio.
Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to: Graduates will be able to:

  1. Employ the conventions of standard written English.
  2. Select a topic, and develop it for a specific audience and purpose, with respect for diverse perspectives.
  3. Select, organize, and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.

Communication skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed in ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and HUM 2510 Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts. Communication skills are also assessed in the capstone course.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Select and organize information.
  2. Identify assumptions and underlying relationships.
  3. Synthesize information, and draw reasoned inferences.
  4. Formulate an appropriate problem solving strategy.
  5. Evaluate the feasibility of the strategy.

Critical thinking skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and HUM 2510 Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts. Critical thinking skills are also assessed in the capstone course.

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