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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Athletic Training student with Pacific athlete

Athletic Training student with Pacific athlete


The mission of the Athletic Training Program is to empower students to become disciplined, self-reliant, responsible leaders in their careers and communities by providing superior hands-on, student-centered learning experiences and professional education in athletic training.


The goals of the Athletic Training Program are to graduate students:

  1. Who integrate knowledge and skills into safe competent clinical practice
  2. Who Communicate effectively
  3. With Clinical Reasoning skills
  4. Who incorporate Evidence-based Practice
  5. With Professional Leadership skills

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills: Within the five (5) practice domains, perform tasks critical for the safe and competent practice as an entry-level Athletic Trainer
    • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
    • Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
    • Immediate and Emergency Care
    • Therapeutic Intervention
    • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility   
  2. Communicate Effectively: Incorporate appropriate and effective written and oral communication when interacting with athletes/patients, family members, coaches, administrators, other healthcare professional, consumers, payors, policy makers and/or employers.
  3. Clinical Reasoning: Assimilate information to form a diagnosis and plan of care, with on-going assessment to adjust care, while reflecting and learning from the proces.
  4. Evidence-based Practice: Integrate the best available research evidence with clinical expertise, patient values and circumstances to make decisions about the care of individual athletes/patients.
  5. Professional Leadership: Establish effective interactions and collaborations with athletic trainers, physicians, and other health care professionals in a manner that optimizes the quality of individual athlete/patient care and appropriately promotes the profession of athletic training.