SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Athletic Training

Questions? Contact

TJ John
Department Chair, Program Director, CIE
(417) 328-1792


Jason Halverson, Clinical Coordinator
Kylie Heim
TJ John


Kristen Davern
Morgan Simpson
Mike Wolhoy

Assessment of the Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training Education and Assessment is based on the Athletic Training Educational Competencies as required by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education). The information in the document is written from the Board of Certification Role Delineation Study. The purpose of this study is to define the role and functions Certified Athletic Trainers' are fulfilling within the ever-changing medical community and profession. Due to the interlacing of the BOC and the NATA's Education Council (Author of the Athletic Training Educational Competencies) and the CAATE accreditation requirement, the curriculum, educational content areas, goals and objectives are automatically renewed to meet the needs of future Athletic Training allied health professionals.

There are competencies (Educational Objectives) that are distributed throughout the athletic training curriculum at SBU. These competencies/objectives are separated into three basic categories; Cognitive, Proficiency and Clinical Proficiency.  The program is required to utilize the "Learning Over Time" educational model. The following links demonstrates the specific matrix as applied to SBU's Department of Athletic Training.

Each of the competencies/objectives are presented to the students at the beginning of the semester.

The program makes modifications to its curriculum based on feedback from the student, faculty, and alumni, and  performance on the BOC exam. Other curriculum adjustments occur naturally by the process explained above.  The following links are to the Department's Policy and Procedure Manual,

Section 7 Program Evaluation.

07.03 Clinical Coordinator's Evaluation of Clinical Setting
07.03f Clinical Coordinator's Evaluation of Clinical Setting Form
07.04 BOC Exam Results
07.05 Student Evaluation of Course and Instruction
07.06 Student Evaluation of Clinical Instruction
07.07 Student Evaluation of Clinical Setting
07.07f Student Evaluation of Clinical Setting Form
07.08 Senior Survey
07.09 Exit Interview
07.09f Exit Interview Form