Mission Statement

The Oregon State University Athletic Training degree is designed to prepare students for the challenges of the ever-expanding allied healthcare profession of athletic training. Through the combination of extensive classroom and clinical educational experiences in athletic training, graduates of this program achieve the entry-level competencies necessary to take and pass the Board of Certification examination and embark on a career as a certified athletic trainer.


Goals and Objectives of the Program

The OSU Athletic Training Program has the following goals:

Goal: Provide students with quality classroom learning experiences.


  • Develop foundational knowledge in the field of athletic training.
  • Develop critical thinking skills related to the field of athletic training.
  • Develop knowledge base in evidence-based, patient-centered care.


Goal: Provide students with comprehensive clinical education learning experiences.


  • Assign students to clinical education experiences in a variety of settings including, but not limited to,
  • Assign students to both team and individual sports.
  • Assign students to sports that require protective equipment.
  • Assign students to observe other health care professionals, including physicians and physical therapists.


Goal: Prepare students to meet entry-level standards of the profession of athletic training.


  • Prepare for successful completion of the BOC examination.
  • Prepare for successful registration through the state of Oregon’s Board of Athletic Trainers.


Goal: Prepare students for a successful transition-to-practice as athletic trainers committed to advancing health and well-being for all. 


  • Prepare students to understand professional standards of practice, codes of ethics, and state and federal regulations related to the field of athletic training.
  • Provide students with a variety of clinical education experiences.