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Missions & Goals

Vision Statement

The Athletic Training Program will provide a superior, student-centered, learning experience in a professional healthcare program, and will prepare individuals or lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.    

Mission Statement  

University of the Pacific's Athletic Training Program will provide a superior student-centered learning environment that effectively links didactic and clinical education. We will enhance best professional and clinical practice in diverse allied healthcare settings. Specifically, the Athletic Training program will focus on enhancing professional competence, evidence-based practice, leadership, intercultural and interprofessional perspectives, ethical reasoning, and sustainability1.

The Athletic Training Program will educate 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 cultivation of our students as they transition to confident and competent practitioners who will continue to promote the Athletic Training profession throughout their career.  

1 sustainability - able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed; involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources; or able to last or continue for a long time.


Program Outcomes

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

Entry-level Practice

1. practice professionally, and be highly qualified entry-level Athletic Trainers;

Quality Healthcare

2. be culturally competent and ready for employment in diverse allied healthcare settings;

Evidence-based Practice

3. use basic sciences, peer-reviewed research, and critical thinking skills to evaluate healthcare research for integration of evidence-based practice into daily care of his or her patients;

Interpersonal and Interprofessional Relationship Development

4. build positive professional relationships and effectively communicate (verbal and written) with patients, administrators, other health care providers, and the general public in a variety of professional contexts;

Professional Involvement and Continuing Education

5. promote the athletic training profession and its contributions to healthcare by engaging in professional leadership and lifelong learning

Evaluation of the Mission and Outcomes

Ongoing evaluation of the AT Program by students and stakeholder allows for assessment of the effectiveness of the program in design, content, and structure and achievement of the program mission and goals. Students who have completed the program often assign high marks to the mission statement components of the exit survey, and have pursued various avenues for advanced degrees or study. Placement examples for recent graduates of the program include: 

 Athletic Training Graduate Assistantships -

  • Boise State University
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Clemson University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Montclair State University
  • Murray State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Utah State University
  • University of Arizona
  • etc. 

Educational Programs -

  • Teaching credential programs

Professional Programs -

  • Physical Therapy School
    • University of the Pacific
    • University of Southern California
    • Duke University
  • Nursing School
  • Medical School

Recent graduates have also obtained employment opportunities with California high schools, Division I College Athletics, community colleges, performing arts, and professional teams (MLB, NBA, NFL, etc.). Ror the most recent placement statistics, please contact:

Christopher M. Ludwig, EdD, ATC
Director, Athletic Training Program