Athletic Training Education Program
The Bridgewater College athletic training education program equips students with an undergraduate degree that includes requirements to ensure they are prepared to become entry-level health care professionals. The classes are tough, often integrating the sciences with the human body’s functional performance to ensure understanding of function and dysfunction.
The Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Standards of Accreditation established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) dictates the curriculum requirements.
The faculty charged with delivering the educational content are seasoned veterans in the field of athletic training who have worked with high level athletes and published in the field of athletic training (including a book adopted across the country by program directors and students to prepare for the Board of Certification [BOC] examination).
The Bridgewater College athletic training education program is uniquely meshing the requirements of a professional program with the strengths of a liberal arts degree to ensure students are not only exposed to varied knowledge based skills but also capable of critically thinking through differing circumstances with a holistic and deep assessment of a given situation or concept. The small classes, usually less than twelve students, and the close, mentoring relationship with the AT faculty and staff provide our students an environment whereby they might achieve at extremely high levels.
The Bridgewater College athletic training education program has met all of the nationally-recognized Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Education. The last review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) granted the maximum 10 years of reaffirmation. BC will undergo its next comprehensive evaluation during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Program Mission Statement
We are equipping our students to be distinctive, marketable, and individuals who excel in an evolving health care community through personal development, education, technology, and integrated practical experiences. Our graduates will become personally and professionally accountable, and use their skills to impact their community and profession by being leaders and people of character.
Be professional, correct, and precise in athletic training terminology:
|Correct Term||Incorrect Term|
|Athletic Training Room||Training Room|
|Athletic Training Student||Student Athletic Trainer|