Athletic Training Education Program - Mission-Goals-Outcomes

Notice to prospective students:

The Athletic Training Education Program at Fort Lewis College has voluntarily withdrawn their CAATE accreditation and is no longer admitting students.  The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with the graduation of the last cohort in August 22, 2018. 

Current students who have been formally accepted into the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program will be able to complete their degree at Fort Lewis College. Courses required by these students will continue to be taught through the 2017-2018 academic year. No new students can declare an Athletic Training major. Students not formally admitted to the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program will not be able to complete the degree program.  Fort Lewis College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of December 20, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 87831-3101.

Athletic Training Education Program

Athletic Training Students Practicing SpineboardingProgram Mission

The Athletic Training Program provides a rigorous, competency-based professional education to a diverse student population preparing athletic trainers and citizens for an increasingly complex world.



 Program Goals

The FLC ATP will...
1. Recruit and graduate diverse students in the athletic training major.
2. Accept and retain highly qualified students into the professional phase of the AT major.
3. Provide students with a variety of positive clinical and academic experiences.
4. Prepare students to be successful on the BOC exam, in graduate school and/or in employment as an athletic trainer. 


AT Students Constantly Work on Professional Development

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will…
    1. Be reflective, evidence-based practitioners within the profession.
    2. Perform systematic examination processes for medical conditions commonly encountered within the profession.
    3. Develop and implement comprehensive programs which address prevention, care, and treatment of medical conditions.
    4. Apply best practices in organization, administration, and professional development within the profession.

 Specific educational competencies required for accreditation can be found on the NATA website: