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Athletic Training (MS)


  1. Students will show comprehension of required curricular content standards in athletic training that allows successful completion of the degree program.
    1. Express competency of pre-requisite scientific knowledge.
    2. Display understanding of competencies necessary for athletic training.
    3. Students will successfully enter and matriculate through the graduate program.
  2. Recruit and retain passionate faculty and preceptors with complementary expertise who will engage students in innovative and demanding didactic and clinical education experiences while providing valuable service and scholarship to the University and profession.
    1. Faculty will provide an engaging and interactive classroom environment
    2. Preceptors will provide clinical education opportunities that allow for growing autonomy as clinical skills are developed.
    3. Preceptors will assist the students in providing evidence based medicine.
  3. Provide a clinical environment that will empower students to develop the strong skills and independence necessary to practice athletic training in a variety of settings.
    1. Employ prevention, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation techniques for injuries and illnesses common in active populations
    2. Formulate clinical treatment plans using evidence-based medicine
    3. Use patient outcomes to determine quality of care.
    4. Utilize proper medical terminology in effective verbal and written communication.
  4. Provide students with diverse education that allow them to be active learners, scholars, and future leaders.
    1. Synthesize current literature to determine appropriate evidence-based medicine related to athletic training clinical practice
    2. Collaborate on and produce research for a targeted audience.
    3. Critically think and problem-solve in professional settings.
  5. Develop the structure of a sound graduate program in athletic training that produces students with the ability to contribute to the profession in post-graduate settings.
    1. Practice effectively in post-graduate jobs and post-professional settings
    2. Gain post-graduate placements in clinical and educational settings.
    3. Continue life-long learning and advocate effectively for the profession.

Health Sciences (BS)


  1. Knowledge Base and Life Long Learning Skills. Graduates will understand the chemical and biological principles that govern the function of the human body and apply these principles to health sciences-related problems.
  2. Knowledge Base and Life Long Learning Skills. Graduates will understand how business and management models play a role in the health care field.
  3. Knowledge Base and Life Long Learning Skills. Given a new area of inquiry, graduate will be able to identify, analyze and evaluate health sciences-related information resources.
  4. Values and Ethics. Graduates will understand the ethical issues relevant to the health sciences.
  5. Values and Ethics. Graduates will understand the importance of ethical conduct in the workplace.
  6. Values and Ethics. Graduates can appreciate that diversity can contribute to different perspectives on the same issue.
  7. Critical Thinking Skills. Graduates understand and apply scientific methodology to problems in the health sciences.
  8. Critical Thinking Skills. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate arguments and formulate counterarguments on logical and quantitative grounds.
  9. Communication and Collaborative Skills. Graduates can work effectively in collaborative groups and resolve the interpersonal conflicts that may arise in such environments.
  10. Communication and Collaborative Skills. Graduates can communicate clearly and persuasively (in both written and verbal formats) with public, professional and granting agency audiences.
  11. Communication and Collaborative Skills. Graduates can effectively utilize technology or other communications tools (e.g. presentation software, audiovisual devices, email) when communicating with constituents.
  12. Career Planning and Development. Graduates understand the role of the different disciplines within the health care system to formulate career goals.
  13. Career Planning and Development. Graduates can identify the types of academic experience and level of performance that will facilitate achievement of career goals.
  14. Career Planning and Development. Graduates will develop skills and experiences relevant to achieving career goals.

Occupational Therapy (OTD)


  1. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to utilize and analyze evidence for occupation-based practice and develop habits of life-long learning.
  2. Graduates will value and engage in service opportunities to promote health and well-being for diverse and underserved populations.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate competent clinical reasoning and care using occupation to enable clients across the lifespan within varied groups, and populations to live life to the fullest.
  4. Graduates will display professionalism, ethical behavior, and advocacy skills to influence positive change with clients, communities, and the profession.

Pharmacy (PharmD)


  1. Learner (Learner): Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences (i.e., pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences) to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.
  2. Patient-centered care (Caregiver): Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert (collect and interpret evidence, prioritize, formulate assessments and recommendations, implement, monitor and adjust plans, and document activities).
  3. Medication use systems management (Manager): Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
  4. Health and wellness (Promoter): Design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness.
  5. Population-based care (Provider): Describe how population-based care influences patient-centered careand influences the development of practice guidelines and evidence-based best practices.
  6. Problem Solving (Problem Solver): Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
  7. Educator (Educator): Educate all audiences by determining the most effective and enduring ways to impart information and assess understanding.
  8. Patient Advocacy (Advocate): Assure that patients’ best interests are represented.
  9. Interprofessional collaboration (Collaborator): Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs.
  10. Cultural sensitivity (Includer): ecognize social determinants of health to diminish disparities and inequities in access to quality care.
  11. Communication (Communicator): Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization.
  12. Self-awareness (Self-aware): Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.
  13. Leadership (Leader): Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position.
  14. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Innovator): Engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals.
  15. Professionalism (Professional): Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.
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