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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training

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Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training is an online program providing advanced instruction in evidence-based practice, clinical outcomes assessments, clinical informatics and technology, and epidemiology.

The purpose of the program is to prepare practicing athletic trainers and athletic training educators with the clinical practice and educational competencies in clinical decision-making skills that will enhance the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

Why is the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training right for you?

  • The online course format is ideal for busy working professionals, and students are free to set the pace of program completion.
  • Certificates can be earned in as little as two quarters (24 weeks) or over a longer period of time to accommodate individual students needs.
  • Practicing clinicians will learn practical information to guide their clinical decision-making.
  • Athletic training educators will learn cutting-edge information required to teach clinical decision-making skills to their students and preceptors.  
  • Courses completed in this 12-credit-hour program can be used to fulfill the Board of Certification (BOC) continuing education requirements by earning Level II – Category C: Post Certification College/University Coursework credit.
  • Our accomplished faculty are national experts recognized for their contributions to advancing the practice and science of clinical decision-making in the AT profession.
  • Students will have the opportunity to network with faculty and colleagues dedicated to advancing AT education and patient care in the AT profession.

Program outcomes

Upon completion of the AT Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision Making, students will be able to:

  • Practice and/or teach athletic training in a manner that integrates clinical experience, patient values, and the best available evidence;
  • Employ and/or teach clinician-based and patient-based clinical outcome measures to determine the effectiveness of athletic training services;
  • Use and/or teach healthcare informatics and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making in athletic training practice; and
  • Integrate into clinical practice and/or teach the injury patterns associated with a variety of athletic sports, body regions, and conditions.