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Defiance College is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective May 5, 2019. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals with knowledge of emergency care, preventative measures, medical diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation for athletic injuries and conditions. Certified athletic trainers can be found in secondary schools, intercollegiate athletics, professional athletics, sports medicine clinics, the military, the movie industry, professional dance settings, industrial and commercial settings, hospitals, and health clubs.

The athletic training program (ATP) consists of several clinical rotations. Some of the rotations are completed at off-campus athletic training settings such as the Mercy Defiance Clinic. In order to fulfill the requirements of these rotations (which are completed throughout the three-year professional athletic training sequence), a student in the ATP must have access to transportation. All clinical assignments are determined on an individual basis by the program director and the clinical education coordinator upon consultation with the athletic training staff. The athletic training student is directly assigned to an approved clinical preceptor on campus. This preceptor will supervise and guide the progression of the student.


ACCREDITATION

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

This Defiance College Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates of the ATP are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and earn Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) certification.

Defiance College is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective May 5, 2019. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

GRADUATE OUTCOMES

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Texas State University
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STUDENT ORGANIZATION

IOTA TAU ALPHA

The purpose of Iota Tau Alpha (ITA) Athletic Training Education Honor Society is the promotion and encouragement of scholarly activity in athletic training and the recognition of outstanding achievement among students enrolled in athletic training education programs. Activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in athletic training education, and to promote the dissemination of information among AT students.


MEET THE FACULTY

Kathleen Westfall, M.S., ATC
Kevin Tong, M.S.Ed., ATC
Matthew Lundin, Ed.D., ATC, CKTI
Timothy E. Rickabaugh, Ph.D.