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Athletic Training (MS) Accreditation and Program Outcomes

Mission

The mission of the Temple University Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (MSAT) is to provide a rigorous intellectual and diverse learning environment in which students develop skills and acquire knowledge of inclusive patient-centered clinical practice concepts. The evidence-based curriculum prepares students through engaged learning, scholarly pursuits, and immersive clinical experiences to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning, promotion of best practices, and transformative leadership in an ever-evolving health care environment.

Program Goals

  1. To prepare graduates for successful clinical practice
    1. Provide patient-centered care utilizing evidence-based medicine 
    2. Utilize reflective practice and healthcare informatics for quality improvement
    3. Facilitate the evolution of AT relative to its position in public health
  2. To prepare graduates to be leaders and advocates to enhance clinical and patient outcomes
    1. Provide patient-centered education to empower navigation of  the healthcare system
    2. Promote personal and professional value as an athletic trainer
    3. Establish an environment that promotes collaboration in interprofessional practice
  3. To prepare graduates to practice with cultural competence and professional integrity.
    1. Identify and describe cultural practices that may influence healthcare for various populations
    2. Recognize individual patient characteristics to facilitate care
    3. Provide athletic training services according to standards of practice, ethics, and law
  4. To prepare graduates to advance the athletic training profession
    1. Synthesize current research to inform clinical practice
    2. Educate the community about the profession of athletic training
    3. Promote an environment of life-long learning through professional development and scholarship

Accreditation Statement

In January 2017, The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education approved Temple University's request for the degree level change to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. The program is currently accredited and in good standing.

Student BOC Pass Rate

Programs must meet or exceed a 3-year aggregate of 70%

 

Number of students graduating from the program

 

Number of students graduating from program who took examination Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt Number of students who passed the examination regardless of attempts Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts
2015-2016

 

17

16

14

88 15 94

2016-2017

19

19

16

84

16 84

2017-2018

19

16

14

88

14 88

3-year aggregate

55

51

44

86

45 88

2017-18 was the first academic year that includes both BSAT and MSAT graduates

Student Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).  This data does include students who started in the Athletic Training degree who permanently transferred out of the major, who may have gone on to graduate in this timeframe from another major program.

Graduation Year Number of Students Graduating Student Graduation Rate Student Retention Rate
2015-2016 17 68% 94%
2016-2017 19 95% 68%
2017-2018 19 70% 67%
3-year aggregate 55 78% 76%

Student Employment Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.

Employment rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

  Number of students employed as AT Student employment rate as AT (%) Number of students employed as other Student employment rate as other (%) Number of students not employed Student not employed rate (%)
2015-2016 13 72 2 11 1 6
2016-2017 14 74 4 21 0 0
2017-2018 12 60 5 25 2 10
3-year aggregate 39 68 11 19 3 5