The vision of the Athletic Training program at Ithaca College is to produce well-reasoned, reflective, and evidence-informed entry-level professionals that possess the dynamic capability to practice as effective and compassionate lifelong allied healthcare clinicians. The faculty and students are committed to keeping the Ithaca College Athletic Training program a nationally recognized leader in athletic training education and professional preparation.
The mission of the Athletic Training program at Ithaca College is to meet its stated vision by integrating current concepts, theories, techniques and available evidence from athletic training and medicine into the comprehensive and integrated education essential for developing compassionate and capable healthcare clinicians. To nurture and meet the educational needs of our students, we provide concentrated study and integrated clinical experiences designed to promote lifelong professional expertise. Our 3 Pillars+ Curriculum interrelates the experiential, cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of adult learning and our students' professional development is fashioned from an intentioned and progressive andragogy that is interwoven with clinical reasoning and evidence informed practice. All coursework and experiences are integrated and encapsulated with the most current research, founded upon clinical reasoning and problem solving, and incorporated with appropriate technology in order to further promote intellectual growth, personal development and professional capabilities. In keeping with the mission of Ithaca College, our students are also guided through the school’s Integrative Core Curriculum, a series of general education courses designed to heighten their awareness in the humanities, general sciences, social sciences, and the arts.