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.
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.
1. Provide a Christ centered educational experience.
2. Intentionally incorporate the current athletic training education competencies the Athletic Training Major’s academic course work so that each competency is instructed in multiple courses.
3. Provide clinical experience with multiple sports and in a variety of practice settings.
4. To have a first time pass rate on the Board of Certification examination in alignment with or above the CAATE required first time pass rate, and have an overall pass rate of 100%.