Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

General

Program Description

Overview

The Wright State University's College of Education and Health Services (CEHS) is in the process of proposing a new master’s degree program in athletic training (AT). As a result, the athletic training program is no longer accepting applications for undergraduate admission. The initial class is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2020 culminating in a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) as specified by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In 2015, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Strategic Alliance established a professional degree in AT at the master’s level. Institutions wishing to establish an entry-level, graduate AT program (GATP) must do so by 2022. Wright State AT Program was initially accredited in 2002 and has a long history of producing excellent athletic training professionals.

Athletic Training is defined as:

"Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first-aid, and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences." — NATA web site, 2015

Wright State AT Program Costs

YEAR 1 = $411

  • NATA/ATrack Membership/Assessment System Dues ($75)
  • Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) Membership Dues ($15)
  • Wright State ATP polo shirt ($30)
  • Gas Costs ($72)
  • Background Check – Ohio BCI/FBI ($51)
  • Two-step TB test (costs vary, approximately $40)
  • Influenza vaccination (costs vary, approximately $25)
  • Course fees
    • ATR 2610 - fall ($75)
    • ATR 2620 - spring ($50)
    • ATR 2840 - spring ($25)
    • ATR 3020 - spring ($25)

YEAR 2 = $336

  • NATA/ATrack Membership/Assessment System Dues ($75)
  • Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) Membership Dues ($15)
  • Wright State ATP polo shirt ($30)
  • Gas Costs ($108)
  • Background Check – Ohio BCI/FBI ($51)
  • Two-step TB test (costs vary, approximately $40)
  • Influenza vaccination (costs vary, approximately $25)
  • Course fees
    • ATR 3030 - fall ($25)
    • ATR 3840 – fall ($25)
    • ATR 3600 – spring ($25)
    • ATR 3850 – spring ($25)

YEAR 3 = $356

  • NATA/ATrack Membership/Assessment System Dues ($75)
  • Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) Membership Dues ($15)
  • Background Check – Ohio BCI/FBI ($51)
  • Gas Costs ($180)
  • Two-step TB test (costs vary, approximately $40)
  • Influenza vaccination (costs vary, approximately $25)
  • Course fees
    • ATR 4840 – fall ($25)
    • ATR 4860 – spring ($25)

YEAR 4 (WHEN APPLICABLE) = $206

  • NATA/ATrack Membership/Assessment System Dues ($75)
  • Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) Membership Dues ($15)
  • Background Check – Ohio BCI/FBI ($51)
  • Gas Costs ($180)
  • Two-step TB test (costs vary, approximately $40)
  • Influenza vaccination (costs vary, approximately $25)

Program Outcomes

Desired Wright State Athletic Training Program Outcome

Mission

The mission of the Wright State University Athletic Training Program is to educate students in the domains of athletic training, preparing them to assume the role of a healthcare professional in a variety of employment settings and to optimize the quality of healthcare provided to patients of all ages and physical capabilities, thereby maximizing their health-related quality of life.

Program goals

GOAL 1: AT Program faculty will be highly qualified and professionally diverse role models who exemplify excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in order to provide comprehensive educational experiences for students.

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: Achieved all objectives except a few “neutral” or “somewhat disagree” ratings on course evaluations primarily related to course materials and motivation to learn about a particular subject. However, faculty members have reviewed texts utilized for the ATP courses and have made changes for the upcoming year.

GOAL 2: Athletic training graduates will be prepared to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and become entry-level athletic trainers.

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: Achieved all objectives (i.e. preceptor evaluations, exit, and alumni survey data) except did not meet benchmark “80% of AT Program graduates will pass the BOC on the first attempt”. This year 14/21 (67%) of the 2017-2018 graduates passed on the first attempt. However, upon re-examination 18/21 (86%) have passed the exam. ATP Faculty have met and established several new practices and resources for 2018-2019 (ie. multiple mock exams & new online resource with testlets) to address this concern and increase the first-time pass rate.

GOAL 3: AT Program preceptors will be highly qualified professional role models who exemplify excellence in clinical practice.

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: Achieved all objectives.

GOAL 4: The AT Program will provide opportunities for high-quality clinical education at diverse, safe, and professional affiliated sites.

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: Achieved all objectives.

GOAL 5: Athletic training students will participate in activities that will contribute to their professional development and the advancement of the field of athletic training.

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: Achieved all objectives.

Student Learning Outcomes

AT students will be competent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the eight (8) Professional Knowledge content areas as specified by the NATA Executive Committee for Education’s 5th Edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies:

CONTENT AREA 1: Evidence-based practice

CONTENT AREA 2: Prevention and Health Promotion

CONTENT AREA 3: Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

CONTENT AREA 4: Acute Care of Injury and Illness

CONTENT AREA 5: Therapeutic Interventions

CONTENT AREA 6: Psychosocial Strategies and Referral

CONTENT AREA 7: Healthcare Administration

CONTENT AREA 8: Professional Development and Responsibility

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: Achieved all objectives in each of the content areas with minimal concerns. AT Faculty have developed strategies to address these concerns in the upcoming academic year.

Clinical Integration Proficiencies (CIPS)

ATP students will be able to synthesize and integrate knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making into actual patient care.

  • 2017-2018 Assessment: The 2017-2018 graduates completed all nine (9) of the Clinical Integration Proficiencies (CIPs). In addition, all underclassmen are making satisfactory progress.

Admission Requirements

A minimum score of 21 on the ACT or 1000 on the SAT (direct admit high school student) or a minimum score of 21 on the ACT or 1000 on the SAT and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (current college student, WSU or transfer)
Wright State letter of acceptance

Submit: visit the program web site for current PDF documents and additional information

Program Application (PDF)
A typed essay of life experiences candidate brings to the ATR program
Technical Standards Form (PDF)
Unofficial High School and College Transcripts, including ACT/SAT scores
Copy of all immunizations, including childhood
Proof of current physical
Three Recommendation Forms (PDF)

Last updated July 2019

About the School

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools ... Read More

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education in the American heartland. Read less