Congratulations to Katura Sales for receiving a NATA Research and Education Foundation Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year
Athletic Training Program
The Missouri Valley College Athletic Training Program will not be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year (spring 2018 applications) while we investigate the feasibility of transitioning to a Master's Level Athletic Training Program. There is no change for the 2016-17 academic year, current college freshmen and potential transfer students; please apply during the spring 2017 application period.
Prospective students please consider majoring in either exercise science or biology (pre-med emphasis) at Missouri Valley College as either can prepare you for a career as an athletic trainer:
Exercise Science which is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Biology (pre-med emphasis) which is intended for students preparing for graduate level medical programs.
The Missouri Valley College Athletic Training Program is committed to providing personalized and diverse classroom experiences and clinical opportunities designed to prepare Athletic Training Students for careers as Certified Athletic Trainers. Embedded throughout the curriculum, students are challenged to develop intellectually and become professionally engaged so that they may master the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective and successful practitioners eligible to sit for the Board Certification (BOC) examination.
Athletic Training Major
The Missouri Valley College Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2021-2022 academic year. Athletic Training students who successfully complete both the academic and clinical requirements of the Missouri Valley College Athletic Training Education Program will earn a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training and are eligible to sit for the BOC exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.
- Domain 1: Injury/Illness prevention and wellness protection – Education participants and managing risk for safe performance and function.
- Domain 2: Clinical evaluation and diagnosis – Implementing standard evaluations techniques and formulating a clinical impression for the determination of a course of action.
- Domain 3: Immediate and emergency care – Employing standard and care procedures and communicating outcomes for efficient and appropriate care of the injured.
- Domain 4: Treatment and rehabilitation – Reconditioning participants for optimal performance and function.
- Domain 5: Organizational and professional health and wellbeing – Understanding and adhering to approved organizational and professional practices and guidelines to ensure individual and organizational well-being.
- To provide and retain a dedicated, diverse faculty that is well qualified to teach, model and guide students through the process of becoming an Athletic Trainer.
- To prepare students to become members of a responsible citizenry through liberal learning, critical thinking and academic excellence.
- To provide a baccalaureate education that prepares the student for a career in athletic training or graduate study.
- To provide academic and career counseling. To offer appropriate advising, counseling and strategies that will assist students in meeting prerequisites for gaining entry into graduate or professional programs, or to obtain employment in the athletic training profession.
- To instill the values of education as a lifelong process of discovery and enlightenment.
- To promote professionalism through student membership in the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), attendance, and activate participation at educational conferences and symposiums.
- To provide educational opportunities with a variety of health care professionals in traditional and emerging athletic training employment settings.
- Promote civic engagement through community service and career development.