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Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Major is a six (6) semester competency-based program designed to provide professional preparation leading toward eligibility to take the Board of Certification Exam.  Certified Athletic Trainers are highly trained allied health care professionals qualified to work in a number of settings on the health problems of active individuals.

Working closely with physicians and other health professionals, Athletic Trainers are responsible for being current with an. evidence-­‐based practice (EBP), prevention and health promotion (PHP), clinical examination and diagnosis (CE), acute care of injuries and illnesses (AC), therapeutic interventions (TI), psychosocial strategies and referral (PS), healthcare administration (HA), and professional development and responsibility (PD)

Supervised clinical observations and experiences take place in the UMPI athletic training clinic as well as with several off-campus affiliate settings, including local high schools, hospital, physical therapy clinics, and with local emergency medical services. (Complete list page 10)

Program Mission Statement

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is committed to providing a comprehensive, progressive, high quality didactic and clinical education to prepare the multi-skilled professional for a career in athletic training regardless of race, age, gender, or creed. The educational program encompasses current evidence based research, close student, faculty, and staff interaction to promote intellectual and personal growth, formal instruction in the prevention and health promotion, clinical examinations, acute care, and therapeutic interventions and referrals, healthcare administration and professional development. This preparation along with successful completion of the BOC certification requirements will qualify students for entry-level careers in athletic training.

Accreditation is current through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education please see www.caate.net and click accredited programs for more information.

Program Requirements