Vision, Mission, Values, and Profile

Vision
Mercer University’s Master of Athletic Training Program will be recognized for improving healthcare for athletes and others through excellence in education, scholarship, leadership, and service.

Mission
The mission of Mercer University’s Master of Athletic Training Program is to prepare patient-centered athletic trainers who are devoted to improving healthcare for athletes and the greater community, and who are committed to professional development, leadership, and advocacy for the profession.

Core Values
The core values of Mercer University's Master of Athletic Training Program are collaboration, compassion, ethical practice, excellence, integrity, and professionalism.

Program Goals
The Master of Athletic Training Program will:

  • Recruit, admit, and retain highly qualified applicants who are committed to a career in athletic training.
  • Support faculty development and engagement in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Deliver a comprehensive curriculum that provides students with knowledge, skills and clinical abilities included in content areas of foundational knowledge; core competencies; patient/client care; prevention, health promotion, and wellness; and healthcare administration.
  • Provide clinical education experiences that encompass the scope of athletic training practice.

  • Support state-of-the-art technology and facilities to deliver the curriculum.

  • Secure/maintain accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
     

Student Learning Outcomes
The Mercer University Athletic Training Graduate will:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities that will prepare her/him for entry-level practice as an athletic trainer.
  • Use patient/client values and circumstances, clinical expertise, and research to guide clinical-decision making.
  • Adhere to professional and ethical standards of conduct in compliance with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and to the laws and guidelines that regulate the practice of athletic training.
  • Collaborate effectively as a member and leader of an interprofessional healthcare team to provide evidence-based and patient-centered care.
  • Students/Graduates pursue professional development through continuing education and active involvement with the NATA.