Our Mission

The mission of Xavier University's Athletic Training Program (XU-ATP) is to provide our students with the cognitive, didactic and psychomotor skills necessary to prepare themselves for professional practice as an Athletic Trainer.  The XU-ATP is designed to prepare students to be eligible for certification by the Board of Certification (BOC).  The program, housed within the Department of Sports Studies, merges a rigorous academic discipline with a variety of practical clinical experiences. 

Educational Objectives

  • To provide a rigorous academic program that emphasizes professional integrity and promotes ethical standards of practice.
  • To provide an athletic training education program for students desiring BOC Certification.
  • To provide a progressively challenging educational experience that combines didactic instruction and clinical experiences, that promotes mastery of competencies and clinical proficiencies.
  • To provide students the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of clinical settings and with a variety of athletes.
  • To place students in supervised situations which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • To expose the athletic training student to other allied health professionals of the athletic health care team both in the classroom and in the clinical settings.