Coursework in physiology, current trends, modalities, therapeutic exercise, pharmacology and others provide the didactic experiences that advance the students' professional training. Clinical practice is provided through assignments in a variety of settings such as the University of Arkansas' NCAA Division I athletic training facilities, local high schools and sports medicine clinics.
It is the mission of the Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATP) at the University of Arkansas to produce competent evidence-based health care professionals who treat the physically active.
Goal 1: Maintain appropriate rates for passing the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) examination, student retention, graduation, and employment.
Goal 2: The GATP will promote a sense of service to the profession and community at large.
Goal 3: The GATP will foster clinical decision-making and critical thinking among students.
Goal 4: The GATP will promote scholarly work and scientific inquiry among students.
Goal 5: The GATP will provide high quality instruction to students.