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Graduates of the Whitworth University athletic training program will do the following:
1. Understand the role of an athletic trainer as a healthcare provider within the larger context of the continually evolving healthcare system.
a) Work in collaboration with other healthcare providers.
b) Communicate effectively with all those involved in healthcare of the patient, both in oral and written form.
c) Recognize when referral of a patient to another healthcare provider is warranted, and facilitate that referral.
2. Incorporate ethical, moral and legal behavior into the practice of athletic training.
a) Abide by the Standards of Practice established by the Board of Certification.
b) Abide by the NATA Code of Ethics.
3. Appreciate the value and nature of incorporating personal faith into vocational practice.
4. Develop competence in evidence-based clinical practice.
a) Establish habits that will result in lifelong learning and professional development.
b) Recognize quality evidence from a variety of sources and incorporate into practice.
c) Recognize unknown areas as problem-solving opportunities and engage in critical analysis in attempt to provide solutions.
5. Demonstrate contemporary knowledge and skill in the comprehensive examination, assessment, management and rehabilitation of patients with injuries.
6. Demonstrate contemporary knowledge and skill in the comprehensive examination, assessment, management and treatment of patients with illnesses as they pertain to an active lifestyle.
7. Achieve 100 percent ultimate pass rate on the BOC exam for those who continue to attempt it.
8. Invest in and promote the profession of athletic training or other chosen vocations.
a) Remain members of the NATA or respective professional guild.
b) Advocate for changes in laws, regulations, standards and guidelines that affect athletic training and/or respected vocation.
9. Support their professional community by assuming a service and/or leadership role in an area that has a positive impact upon the practice of athletic training or their respective vocations.