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LesLee Taylor, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
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The University of Kansas master's degree in athletic training intends for its graduates to become competent and compassionate health care providers who are capable of entering the profession and meeting all requirements for credentialing as athletic trainers. Students are expected to develop a robust knowledgebase and the requisite clinical skills, with the ability to appropriately apply their knowledge and skills effectively interpret information, and contribute to patient-centered decisions across a broad spectrum of situations and settings related to athletic training.
The following technical standards, in conjunction with the academic standards, are requirements for admission, retention, and graduation. The term "candidate" refers to candidates for admission to the athletic training program as well as current athletic training students who are candidates for retention and graduation. The program maintains a strong commitment to equal educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities who apply for admission to the program or who are already enrolled. The technical standards are not intended to deter any candidate for whom reasonable accommodation will allow the fulfillment of the complete curriculum.
Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Academic Accommodations Office at 913-945‐7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org early in the application process to begin a confidential conversation about what accommodations they may need to meet these standards. This process is informed by the knowledge that students with varied types of disabilities have the ability to become successful health professionals.
Observation. Candidates must acquire information as presented through demonstrations and experiences in the foundational sciences. Candidates must also:
Clinical Skills. Candidates must perform physical examinations and diagnostic maneuvers. These activities require some physical mobility, coordination of both gross and fine motor neuromuscular function, balance, and equilibrium. Candidates must also:
* The term “patient” throughout the document, refers to both patients and clients as referenced in the CAATE Pursuing and Maintaining Accreditation and 2020 Standards for Professional Masters Programs.
Communication. Candidates must exhibit interpersonal skills to enable effective caregiving of patients/clients. Candidates must also:
Clinical Reasoning. Candidates must effectively interpret, assimilate, and understand complex information required to function within the athletic training curriculum. Candidates must also: Comprehend three‐dimensional relationships and understand the spatial relationships of structures.
Judgment. Candidates must exercise good judgment; promptly complete all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients; and develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients. Candidates must also:
Behavioral and Social Attributes. Candidates are expected to exhibit professionalism, personal accountability, compassion, integrity, concern for others, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must:
Professional Expectations. Candidates must understand, and function within, the legal and ethical aspects of the practice of athletic training. Candidates must also:
Revised by KU Medical Center Office of Student Affairs, Office of General Counsel, Academic Accommodation Services and master's degree in athletic training program, Nov. 2020.