B.S. in Athletic Training

B.S. in Athletic Training (current students)

The athletic training program at Otterbein is a nationally accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. This distinction means our program meets all the nationally recognized Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs.

The athletic training profession has moved the degree for athletic training from a bachelors to a masters, effective in summer 2020. Otterbein University and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Higher Learning Commission have approved our transition to the master’s degree, therefore we will not be accepting any further applications for the B.S. in Athletic Training degree. The Masters of Athletic Training Program at Otterbein University is seeking approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students enrolling after spring of 2020 are encouraged to consider the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Pre Athletic Training concentration to prepare them for the Masters of Athletic Training Program. Fall of 2020 is the anticipated date of the first cohort to start in the Masters of Athletic Training Program at Otterbein University. For more information, please contact Dr. Joan Rocks, Program Director.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Joan Rocks, Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Shelley Payne, Professor
Danielle Kilboy, Interim Head Athletic Trainer
Aaron Datillo, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Amanda Lusky, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Joe Wilkins, Clinical Education Coordinator
Angelo Lamatrice, Physical Therapist  614-823-3507
Asha Wallace, Graduate Assistant
Megan Imwalle, Graduate Assistant

Student Learning Outcomes University Learning Goals (KMERI*)
Goal 1: Students will obtain skills to critically analyze and synthesize their knowledge to ultimately become a qualified entry-level Athletic Trainer. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 1: 1. Properly identify multiple injury and medical situations with the physically active population. Knowledgeable
Goal 1: 2. Acquire the ability to transfer the knowledge learned in the classroom to each clinical practice experience and become effective in the clinical decision-making
Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 1: 3. Integrate all levels of clinical skills (both didactic and psychomotor) into their respective areas of clinical practice. Knowledgeable
Goal 1: 4. Understand a variety of medical situations and when referral is needed. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate

Goal 2: Students will develop competence and fully utilize the tenants of evidence-based practice into both the clinical and academic settings of Athletic Training./td>

Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 2: 1. Effectively incorporate and apply evidence-based practice throughout all their clinical experience settings to problem solve and deliver current practice in the treatment of their patients. Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 2: 2. Utilize the concepts of evidence-based practice in their academic research projects. Knowledgeable, Inquisitive
Goal 2: 3. Utilize evidence-based practice from a variety of sources and apply this skill when evaluating and treating injuries. Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 3: Students will develop life-long learning skills (Critical thinking, ability to reflect, ethical practice) that include incorporating the “Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice” into all aspects of the learning process and gaining an understanding that the athletic training and allied health professions are always evolving. Engaged, Responsible, Inquisitive
Goal 3: 1. Develop a value system based on the standard of expected practice in accordance to the athletic training’s professional and ethical standards. Responsible
Goal 3: 2. Display a high level of care and responsibility to a diverse patient population. Responsible
Goal 3: 3. Develop a high standard of ethical practice with complete understanding of the legal and regulatory practice requirements. Responsible
Goal 3: 4. Develop the ability to utilize reflection of both clinical and academic performance to help set annual goals. Engaged, Inquisitive
Goal 4: Athletic Training majors will participate in a minimum of the three of the five “Cardinal Experiences.” Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Engaged, Inquisitive
Goal 4: 1. Participate in community-service activities that benefit the society (Community Engagement). Engaged
Goal 4: 2. Assemble a master’s capstone level professional quality research project (Undergraduate Research and Creative Work). Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 4: 3. Participation in a Leadership based activity (Leadership and Citizenship). Engaged
Goal 5: Students will develop broad-based communication and written skills appropriate to meet both the Athletic Training professional standards as well as the University’s and Department’s goals to develop a well-rounded liberally educated and quality entry-level professional. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Responsible, Inquisitive
Goal 5: 1. Use interpersonal and effective communication skills that result in understandable information exchange with all aspects of the health-care process including but not limited to the patient, physicians, coaches, parents, etc. Multi-literate, Responsible
Goal 5: 2. Develop and deliver a professional research presentation Knowledgeable, Multi-literate
Goal 5: 3. Effectively design and present evidence-based case studies in accordance to the student’s respective level in the Athletic Training Program Multi-literate, Inquisitive
Goal 6: Students will gain an understanding and actively participate in activities that will contribute to the professional health and growth of the Athletic Training Profession. Multi-literate, Responsible
Goal 6: 1. Participate in professional development opportunities. Multi-literate, Responsible
Goal 6: 2. Utilize appropriate professional terminology while engaging with patients, writing injury documentation, using medical referrals and presenting materials in a variety of classroom activities and assignments. Multi-literate, Responsible
Goal 7: The Athletic Training Program will maintain a minimum of 70% passing rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Knowledgeable
Goal 8: Students will learn the value of Inter-professional education and inter-professional practice Multi-literate
Goal 9: Students will gain clinical experience with a diverse patient population (pediatric, adult, elderly, gender, socioeconomic status, recreational athletes, performing art, etc.). Multi-literate, Responsible
Goal 10: Students will learn and understand the importance of advocacy for the profession and the leadership skills needed to promote all facets of athletic training. Responsible, Inquisitive
Goal 11: Students will gain a full understanding of Health Literacy along with the social determinants of health that may impact the healing process of their patients. Responsible, Inquisitive
Goal 12: Students will learn to apply and use contemporary principles of Health Care informatics to help deliver care to their patients. Knowledgeable, Engaged

*NOTE: KMERI refers to Otterbein's learning goals. It stands for KnowledgeableMulti-literateEngagedResponsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.