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The Baylor Impact is published quarterly by the Baylor School of Education.

The Baylor Impact
School of Education
Baylor University
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Waco, TX 76798-7304

(254) 710-3111


HHPR Program Receives Re-accreditation

Experience Vital Part of Undergraduate Athletic Training Program

Whenever there is a Baylor athletic event, there are undergraduate athletic training students putting classroom learning into vol4-no4_athlete.jpg practical action. The partnership with Baylor intercollegiate athletics offers vital experience for certified athletic trainers and athletic training (AT) students.

In spring 2010, the School of Education's health, human performance, and recreation department received a successful Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) re-accreditation site visit for the undergraduate AT program.

A student is formally admitted into the professional phase of the AT program at the beginning the sophomore year. Kenneth Shaw, a sophomore AT student, applied for admission because Baylor's smaller class size allows faculty to be "more personal with students™and [Baylor] has great facilities."

Within the AT curriculum, students complete courses and apply skills in prevention, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. They also learn about medical conditions, pharmacology, nutrition, administration, and psychosocial aspects.

Clinical experiences are crucial to the program. All students complete a minimum of 225 hours per semester (1,350 hours over 3 years) in a variety of athletic training settings and populations under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Baylor's intercollegiate athletics is the primary site for these student experiences. After graduation, students must sit for national certification and Texas state licensure exams.

"Each class and athletic trainer has provided me with more than what I need for my athletic training career," says Jill Wiest, senior AT student.

Graduates find careers in a variety of sports medicine settings, including high schools, colleges, clinics, and others.

vol4-no4_Fuller.jpg Dr. Donald Fuller observes AT students, including Kenneth Shaw (on table).

For more information about the undergraduate Athletic Training program, contact Dr. Donald Fuller, program director, by phone (254) 710-4030, by email, or visit

In This Issue

•  Welcome
•  In the F1rst Person: Sophia Young
•  First NIH Grant for SOE
•  HHPR Program Receives Re-accreditation
•  HESA Charters Graduate Student Organization
•  A Lifelong Love of Education
•  Impact Tomorrow
•  Vol4 No4 PDF

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