Program Mission and Goals

Athletic Training Program Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training Program at Sam Houston State University is to provide a student-centered learning environment which collaborates with a variety of clinical experience sites in the global community to facilitate mastery of knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors necessary for the professional athletic trainer.


  1. Students will understand the role of the athletic trainer as a healthcare provider within an ever-changing healthcare system.
  2. Students will demonstrate practical knowledge in human movement and exercise which promotes health and quality patient care.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to make patient-centered healthcare decisions using Evidence-Based Practice.
  4. Students will exhibit professional behaviors required for professional practice in athletic training across a variety of healthcare settings.
  5. The program will recruit and retain a diverse group of students to the program as to facilitate a culturally diverse learning environment.