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Health and Human Performance Department at Messiah College

Mission Statement


The mission of the athletic training education program at Messiah College is to provide students a high quality preparation for a career as an athletic trainer in traditional and non-traditional settings and/or graduate school in a related field. The ATEP also prepares students to integrate their faith as they care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the injured and ill. The program accomplishes these by providing its students with a variety of athletic training education courses addressing academic, psychomotor and clinical application of skills within the context of a Christian environment. 


 Program Goals: 

  • Integrate one’s faith through a commitment to Christ and the application of Biblical truths. 


  • Provide opportunities for students to express one’s faith in classroom and clinical settings.


  •  Provide a curriculum (required courses and clinical education) that prepares students for an entry level position in Athletic Training or graduate education.


  • Provide effective learning though classroom and clinical programs that assure students meet required NATA competencies/proficiencies. 


  • Provide effective clinical instruction and supervision for students. 


  • Provide clinical experiences that prepare students well for an entry level position. 


  • Prepare Athletic Training graduates with strong moral and ethical values. 


  • Prepare graduates that employers' and/or graduate schools desire. 


  • Prepare Athletic Training graduates who maintain Professional Development and Responsibility.


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