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Athletic Training Education Program

Howard Payne University (HPU) Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is currently pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Once CAATE accreditation is obtained, graduates for the Athletic Training Education Program will be eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Board of Certification examination.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to provide and promote a Christ-centered approach to the development of entry level professional Athletic Trainers through competency based education and clinical experience.

ATEP Goals

1. Provide a quality Christ centered educational experience.
2. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary knowledge and clinical skills for an entry-level professional athletic trainer.
3. Upon graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills to be evidence based practitioners.

ATEP Objectives

1. Students will receive a quality educational experience from all faculty, preceptors, and clinical sites.
2. The student will have knowledge base necessary for the entry-level professional.
3. The student will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and master the clinical integrated competencies in their clinical rotations.
4. The student will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to gather, interpret, and apply current research to athletic training.