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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%

 

2011-12

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 3-year aggregate

Number of students graduating from the program

22

13

22

16 17 19 19* 55

Number of students graduating from program who took examination

18

13

19

15

16 19 16 51

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

17

11

15

14

14 16 14 44

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

94

85

79

93

88 84 88 86

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

18

13

17

14

15 16 14 45

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

100 100 89 93 94 84 88 88

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

Student Graduation Rate

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.

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 3-year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 22 13 22 16 17 19 19 55
Student graduation rate (%) 100 93 76 89 68 95 70 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).

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 3-year aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 6 6 2 6 13 14 12 39
Student employment rate as AT (%) 75 86 33 86 72 74 60 68
Number of students employed as other 1 0 1 1 2 4 5 11
Student employment rate as other (%) 12 0 17 14 11 21 25 19
Number of students not employed 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 3
Student not employed rate (%) 0 14 33 0 6 0 10 5