Our program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification by the Board of Certification (BOC©) and the requirement for licensure by the Florida Board of Athletic Training in the state of Florida.

To attain BOC certification, an individual must complete an entry-level athletic training education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and pass the BOC certification exam. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2026-27. A list of accredited programs can be found on the CAATE website.

To qualify as a candidate for the BOC certification exam, an individual must be confirmed by the recognized program director of the CAATE-accredited athletic training education program.

Licensure is required in most, but not every state. Licensure requirements vary state by state, but BOC certification serves as the foundation for each state where licensure is required. We advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria.

You are welcome to contact Kristen Schellhase, Ed.D., the program director, with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Student Outcomes

Board of Certification Pass-Rate Table
The aggregate pass rate is calculated by the number of graduates taking the exam divided by the number of graduates who pass the exam. Important note: The first-time pass rate and total pass rate may be different than what was previously received by programs from the BOC in the Institution Pass Report. The BOC pass rate on previous reports was calculated without regard to student cohort and was based on the BOC exam year (April-February of each year). BOC pass-rate data posted on the program website must match the data on this table. Programs must meet or exceed a three-year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC exam.

Board of Certification Pass-Rate Table2018-20192019-20202020-20213-Year Aggregate
# of students graduating from program21231256
# of students graduating from program who took exam21231256
# of students who passed exam on first attempt17211149
% of students who passed exam on first attempt81%91%92%88%
# of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts20231255
% of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts95%100%100%98%

Program Retention Rate
Measures the percentage of students who have enrolled in the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies in the program the following academic year. Programs must post the following data for the past three years on their website: the number of students who enrolled in the program, the number of students returning for each subsequent academic year, and the percentage of students returning for each subsequent academic year.

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).

Student Graduation-Retention Rate2018-20192019-20202020-20213-Year Aggregate
# students who began the program28291370
# students retained for year 221231256
Retention rate75%75%92%80%
#students graduated21231256
Graduation rate75%75%92%80%

Student Employment/Placement Rate
Graduate employment/placement rate is the 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/Placement 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).

Student Employment/Placement Rate2018-20192019-20202020-20213-Year Aggregate
# of students employed as AT19181249
Student employment/placement rate at AT90%78%100%88%
# of students employed as other0101
Student employment/placement rate as other0%4%0%2%
# of students not employed0303
Student not employed rate0%13%5%5%

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