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Vision, Mission and Outcomes


The vision of Pacific's Athletic Training (AT) Program is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience in an entry-level professional healthcare program to prepare individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.


Pacific's AT Program provides a superior student-centered learning environment that effectively links didactic and clinical education. We enhance best professional and clinical practice in diverse allied healthcare settings. Specifically, the Athletic Training program focuses on enhancing professional competence, evidence-based practice, leadership, intercultural and inter-professional perspectives, ethical reasoning, and sustainability. 

The AT Program educates tomorrow's Athletic Training leaders and practitioners in a culture that values diversity, collaboration, community, innovation, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. We are committed to edifying and cultivating our students as they transition to confident and competent practitioners who will continue to promote the Athletic Training profession throughout their career.  


Graduates of the University of the Pacific's Athletic Training Program will:  

Entry-level Practice
1.    practice professionally and ethically as highly qualified entry-level athletic trainers.  

Evidence-based Practice
2.    use basic sciences, peer-reviewed research, and critical thinking skills to review and interpret healthcare research to integrate evidence based practice into daily patient care.  

Contemporary Practice
3.    utilize current and emerging technologies in patient education and patient care.  

Quality Healthcare
4.    deliver humane and ethical health care in diverse allied healthcare settings which reflects respect, dignity for the individual, and cultural competence.  

Interpersonal and Interprofessional Relationships
5.    build positive professional relationships and effectively communicate (verbal and written) with patients, administrators, health care providers, and the general public in a variety of professional contexts.  

Professional Involvement and Continuing Education
6.    promote the athletic training profession and it's contributions to healthcare by engaging in professional leadership and lifelong learning.

Christopher M. Ludwig
Athletic Training Program Director
(209) 946-2282