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Mission & Vision

Our Mission - MS-AT Program

The mission of the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT) program involves a comprehensive educational approach in preparing students for a successful career in the athletic training profession. The mission is consistent with the mission of Florida International University. The following are components of the professional MS-AT program mission:

1. To teach the basic and advanced knowledge and skills required to be successful in the athletic training profession through didactic and clinical education components.
2. To instill critical thinking, problem solving, ethical reasoning abilities, and interpersonal skills required to be successful in the athletic training profession with regard to working with the physically active population.
3. To develop scholarly practitioners who appreciate advancing knowledge and critically examine the body of knowledge for evidence-based practice as a foundation for the delivery of athletic training care.
4. To encourage students to become dedicated and professionally involved in the athletic training profession in terms of continuing education, leadership, and professional responsibility.

Our Mission - DAT Program

The mission of the post-professional DAT program is to advance the practice of athletic trainers with a focus on injury/illness prevention and entrepreneurial leadership. The goals of the DAT program are to develop athletic trainers who:

  1. Actively contribute to expanding athletic training knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities through applied research;
  2. Apply advanced clinical skills to improve patient outcomes;
  3. Proactively develop and implement injury/illness prevention strategies;
  4. Engage in interprofessional education and collaborative practice to optimize patient-centered and community-based healthcare;
  5. Commit to continuous quality improvement in the administration and delivery of athletic training healthcare; and
  6. Are innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in healthcare.


Our Vision - The Department of Athletic Training

The vision of the Florida International University Athletic Training Program is to be nationally recognized for advancing evidence-based athletic training education, research and clinical practice as well as for cultivating athletic trainers dedicated to life-long learning and professional engagement.

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