College of Education - B.S. Athletic Training
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Technical Standards (Signed Freshmen Year In Introduction To Athletic Training and during application process to Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program)
The following technical standards are signed in the first athletic training class, prior to athletic training students performing any hands-on duties.
The Athletic Training Program at Rowan University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level certified athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program's technical standards does not guarantee a student's eligibility for the Board Of Certification (BOC, Inc) exam. Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:
- the mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
- sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
- the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
- the ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
- the capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
- the perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.
- flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
- affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.
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The Athletic Training Program at Rowan University has always had a very strong clinical perspective. In the clinical setting, students have an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in didactic coursework. Students will spend time in Rowan University Athletic Training Facilities under the supervision of Rowan faculty and staff. The Rowan University Athletic Department sponsors 10 varsity sports for women and 8 for men. There are two athletic training facilities on campus. The Esby facility is open year round and the Team House facility located in the John Green Team House which is open in the fall and in the late spring.
Rowan University Athletic Training Students also gain valuable clinical experiences with physicians, hospitals, physical therapists and high schools. The high schools were selected because the Athletic Trainers in these schools, who serve as preceptors (clinical instructors), have made a commitment to the education and development of our students. Students assigned to clinical sites off-campus are responsible for their own transportation to and from those sites and will not be reimbursed for expenses related to travel.
Affiliated Clinical Sites are:
Cumberland County College
Delsea Regional High School
Eastern Regional High School
Gloucester City High School
Haddon Township High School
St. Augustine Preparatory School
Timber Creek High School
Vineland High School
Washington Township High School
Williamstown High School
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