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|SOUTHEASTERN’S ATHLETIC TRAINING BACHELOR’S PROGRAM GAINS
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University’s newest bachelor’s program, the bachelor of science degree
in athletic training, has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The university’s Department of Kinesiology
and Health Studies began offering courses in the new degree program in
the fall 2002 semester with 157 declared majors and 20 enrolled in the
Before courses were offered, the program
received a visit by CAAHEP in April and after extensive overview, was awarded
“With this accreditation, Southeastern
now offers the only athletic training academic program in Louisiana that
guarantees students will be able to qualify to take their certification
exam immediately following completion of the program,” said Southeastern
President Randy Moffett.
"The site visit was extremely positive,"
said Karen Lew, interim program director of Athletic Training Education.
“Southeastern’s athletic training program is now the only such program
in the state to achieve this status.”
According to CAAHEP, a recent peer review
conducted by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic
Training (JRC-AT) and CAAHEP’s board of directors recognizes the Southeastern
program for its substantial compliance with the nationally established
“The commission commends Southeastern
for its commitment to continuous quality improvement in education,” said
Sondra Flemming, president of CAAHEP.
Southeastern’s athletic training program
prepares students for entry level jobs in athletic training through course
work paired with hands-on clinical rotations in the community. Students
work with Southeastern’s athletes and football programs at Southeastern,
Southwest Mississippi Community College, and various local high schools.
During their final semester, students complete a rotation in a medical
clinic under the direct supervision of a physician, nurse practitioner
or a physician’s assistant.
Graduates of athletic training can expect
to enter the workforce as integral members of the athletic health care
teams in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine
clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings.
For more information on the athletic
training degree program, contact Lew at 985-549-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.selu.edu/athletictraining.
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