Since our Athletic Training program is transitioning to a graduate level degree, we are not accepting new applicants. The information on this page only applies to current students who are in the clinical portion of the academic program. We anticipate a start date for Master's degree of May 2020.

Athletic Trainer speaking to UIW football player

The program was established in 2001 to meet the guidelines and standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, the National Athletic Trainers Association Education Council, and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Training.

In cooperation with physicians and other health care professionals, the athletic trainer functions as a member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics and other athletic health care settings.

UIW Athletic Training Program Mission Statement

The mission of the athletic training program at the University of the Incarnate Word is to graduate culturally competent and service-oriented health professionals. The program strives to instill the love of the profession of athletic training through stimulating a sense of discovery and confidence with an in-depth study of the knowledge and skills needed to improve athletic training care within our communities.

Outcomes/Objectives

Upon graduation students are expected to: (Student outcomes)

  1. Practice independently as athletic trainers.
    1. Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills and abilities according to the current educational domains.
    2. Utilize current research to determine and independently perform evaluation and treatment techniques with the best results.
    3. Demonstrate ability to independently develop and modify treatment plans.
  2. Demonstrate compassion and care for all healthcare populations utilizing research and cultural sensitivity in a patient-centered approach to generate patient outcomes in treatment, evaluation, and rehabilitation of the physically active.
    1. Experience a variety of clinical practice within healthcare settings with diverse populations
    2. Demonstrate skills necessary for the comprehensive care of diverse patient populations with injuries, incorporating patient-centered objectives into the plan of care (ie: socioeconomic, cultural considerations)
    3. Demonstrate skills necessary for the comprehensive care of diverse patient populations with illnesses, incorporating patient-centered objectives into the plan of care (ie: socioeconomic, cultural considerations)
    4. Successfully utilize evidence-based practice techniques in development and modification of treatment plans to improve patient outcomes.

Annually, the program will: (Programmatic outcomes)

  1. Facilitate educational value outcomes.
    1. Recruit, admit, and retain individuals that will fulfill the community needs for athletic training professionals.
    2. Provide adequate teaching resources for classroom and clinical instruction
    3. Demonstrate curricular integration of all competencies and clinical proficiencies
    4. Provide evidence of individualized attention to student needs.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the art and science of teaching.
    1. Validate effective teaching and instruction in didactic and clinical environments.
    2. Successfully prepare students for the certification examination and entry into the profession of athletic training.