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Athletic Training (BSAT)

Temple University is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program.

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program was approved by the CAATE for a change in level of degree to the Master of Science in Athletic Training. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May 2019.  For information on our accredited Master of Science in Athletic Training program, please click here.

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program (ATP) housed in the Department of Kinesiology is designed to prepare students to apply to the Board of Certification (BOC) to take the exam that, if passed, allows an individual to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer. The Temple University Athletic Training Program is in good standing with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The mission of the ATP is to teach ethical reasoning abilities and interpersonal skills to students that will work with the physically active population, to produce clinicians who display sound decision-making and good judgments through critical thinking and analysis of salient facts, and to encourage students to assume a leadership role in their professional careers.

Program requirements include completion of academic course work to develop the competencies necessary to prevent, identify, rehabilitate, and care for athletic injuries. The athletic training didactic program of study extends over six semesters. The clinical education component of the athletic training program extends over five semesters and cannot be expedited. Students must also fulfill their general education and kinesiology core requirements to earn a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. View Curriculum

The Temple University Athletic Training Program has a three-year first time passing rate for the BOC Exam of 88%.

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.

Retention rate is calculated as: The number of students who returned to the program for each subsequent year divided by the total of number of students in the cohort [excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased.] The BSAT program was a direct admit degree program so the retention rate includes students who transferred to another major program that was a better fit for their interests, skills and aptitudes.

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