Vision, Mission, and Program Outcomes
The Moravian University Doctor of Athletic Training will be nationally recognized as a leader in developing advanced practitioners and leaders who are committed to improving the delivery of healthcare and health outcomes of physically active individuals and their communities.
The mission of the Moravian University Doctor of Athletic Training is to provide advanced knowledge and skills for analyzing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions to clinical and academic questions. The program provides revolutionary education, emphasizing the athletic trainer’s role within a progressive, rapidly-changing healthcare environment. Graduates of the program are prepared to become leaders in advancing the athletic training profession. The program emphasizes interprofessional practice, cultural competence, and provision of patient-oriented care.
The Doctor of Athletic Training program student learning outcomes are aligned with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Standards for Post-Professional Standards as well as the Institute of Medicine Core Competencies. Outcomes address the following content areas: patient-centered care, interprofessional education and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, healthcare informatics, and professionalism.
Upon completion of the DAT program, students will have met the following learning outcomes:
- Capacity to inform, educate and communicate with diverse patient populations and their caregivers/support network in a compassionate manner
- Ability to develop an effective evidence-based treatment plan that includes agreed-upon steps, short-term goals, and long-term goals
- Demonstration of engagement in interprofessional education and collaborative practices (e.g., interact with other health professions) in a manner that optimizes quality of care provided to patients
- Displays integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values/circumstances to make decisions about individual patient care
- Development of clinical expertise based on knowledge from didactic instruction, clinical practice and inductive reasoning
- Capability to identify and implement appropriate patient-reported outcomes into clinical practice in order to elicit practice-based evidence to improve patient-focused care
- Identification of quality improvement objectives, including specific changes that are expected, and quantifiable confirmation that improvement resulted from implementation of change
- Exhibits competency in searching, retrieving, and utilizing information derived from online and/or internal databases to guide appropriate patient care
- Portrays personal qualities of honesty, reliability, accountability, patience, modesty, and self-control