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Mission, Goals and Objectives


Mission Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program in the Department of Human Biology provides students an education focused on an evidence-based approach to healthcare. In conjunction with our community and clinical partners, graduates of the UW-Green Bay MAT are prepared to practice athletic training as part of an interprofessional healthcare team focused on improving patient outcomes across the life span.
 

Goals and Objectives

Goal #1: The UW-Green Bay MAT prepares students who are qualified to provide patient centered care as part of an interprofessional team incorporating evidence best practices and patient values.
Objectives
  1. The MAT will recruit, retain, and graduate students with a Master of Athletic Training.
  2. The MAT will provide students an education that prepares them for the BOC exam.
  3. The MAT will prepare students to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team to deliver patient-centered care to a diverse patient population.
  4. The MAT will prepare graduates to find employment as an athletic trainer working as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality healthcare.
Goal #2: The UW-Green Bay MAT will provide students a curriculum, classroom instruction, and clinical education experiences that prepares graduates to practice Athletic Training as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Objectives
  1. The MAT curriculum will include didactic and clinical education courses that provide educational content required by the CAATE.
  2. MAT faculty and preceptors will provide high quality instruction based on the best available evidence.
  3. MAT students will develop the ability to function autonomously in the clinical setting.
  4. Students will be prepared to provide high quality patient/client care.
  5. Graduates will develop and implement a continuing education plan.
  6. Facilities used for clinical education experiences will provide students a learning environment that allows them to practice and refine their clinical skills.
Goal #3: UW-Green Bay MAT Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the practice of athletic training.
Objectives
  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of entry-level athletic trainers.
  2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to incorporate evidence-based practice during patient care.
  3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to injury and illness prevention.
  4. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to health and wellness promotion.
  5. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with immediate and emergency care of injury and illness.
  6. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform an examination, come to a diagnosis, and develop and implement an appropriate treatment plan for musculoskeletal conditions.
  7. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform an examination, come to a diagnosis, and develop and implement an appropriate treatment plan for systemic conditions.
  8. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to recognize patients with mental health issues and determine the appropriate intervention and/or referral.
  9. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply administrative skills necessary for healthcare system management.
Goal #4: MAT students will develop the qualities of professionalism expected of an athletic trainer working as part of an interprofessional healthcare team.
Objectives
  1. Students will demonstrate qualities of professionalism during clinical education.
  2. Students will demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of interprofessional education and practice.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance and responsibility of advocacy for the athletic training profession.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance and responsibility of scholarship.
  5. Students will demonstrate an appreciation for the need of continued education and development as a healthcare provider following graduation.