The Sterling College Master of Science in Athletic Training Education Program (SC MSAT) enables its students to develop and demonstrate all entry-level competencies and proficiencies within the athletic training profession. A variety of lectures, labs, clinical experiences, and field experiences are coordinated through Sterling College and delivered through a variety of affiliate sites to provide each student education and practice in developing theories and skills common to the profession. Sterling College is dedicated to providing an excellent liberal arts education within an environment shaped by the mission, vision, and core values of the institution. From this institutional platform, the MSAT is committed to developing service-oriented professionals.
Goal #1: To provide students with academic and clinical experiences that will allow them to develop the knowledge and skills required of certified athletic trainers.
The student will demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills related to accepted methods of athletic injury and illness prevention.
The student will demonstrate competency in clinically evaluating and diagnosing athletic injuries.
The student will demonstrate competency in providing immediate care to athletic injuries.
The student will demonstrate competency of treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries.
The student will demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills related to the plans, policies, and procedures by which athletic trainers organize and administrate athletic training programs.
The student will demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills related to ethical, legal, and other professional standards necessary for the safe practice of athletic training.
The program will provide a quality clinical experience that ensures an adequate and safe learning environment under the supervision of qualified preceptors.
Goal #2: To provide students with the educational preparation for success in the field of athletic training.
The student will demonstrate ability to successfully complete the BOC examination.
The student will secure a job as an athletic trainer or begin advanced study.
Goal #3: To fulfill the mission of Sterling College.
The program will strive to produce graduates who are creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.