General Information

Curricular Philosophy

As indicated in the AT program mission statement, the curricular philosophy is to encourage intellectual congruity with physical skill development. The practical application of gained knowledge on a daily basis reinforces athletic training competency and proficiency development and integration. This approach spreads academic responsibility between the student, the instructor, and the preceptor while incorporating analytical and inquiry skills.

Advisement

Each student enrolled in pre-athletic training and/or the professional component is assigned a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor assists the student in developing, following, and updating, as necessary, the individual curriculum plan for each student. The student, however, has final responsibility for adherence to curriculum requirements.

Graduation and BOC Pass Rate Data

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 3 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 6 6 5 17 (100%)
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 5 6 5 16 (94%)
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 3 3 2 8
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 60% 50% 40% 50%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 5 5 3 13
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100% 83% 60% 81%
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Careers in Athletic Training

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Careers in Athletic Training cover a variety of settings including: Colleges & Universities, Hospital & Clinical, Occupational Health, Military, Performing Arts, Physician Extender, Professional Sports, Public Safety, and Secondary Schools.

SWOSU’s AT Program graduation rate is 100% with a 93-100% job placement rate or graduate school acceptance in the field of sports medicine.

SWOSU AT Program Employment Data

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 3 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from AT program. 6 6 5 17 (100%)
Overall percentage of students who obtained some type of employment in the AT field in Oklahoma. 83% 67% 40% 63%
Overall percentage of students who are either working in the AT field or continuing their education in sports medicine. 100% 100% 80% 93%

Fees and Charges

The following fees and charges are the financial responsibility of the student:

  • Expenses incurred during clinical education courses (travel, housing, food, etc.) Depending on the location and type of clinical assignment.
  • Uniforms and other equipment as necessary for clinical practicum.
  • Immunizations/Screenings. Certain immunizations and screenings are required for clinical courses.
  • Background checks

Refer to the policy and procedure manual for estimated expenses.

Financial Information

Financing the professional athletic training program is the responsibility of the student. Application for financial aid is through Student Financial Services. Scholarships are available after the student is accepted into the major, as well additional financial aid opportunities.