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Athletic Training Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes Data

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) Program at The University of Tampa is divided into two phases. The pre-professional phase of the program starts with the freshman year and extends through the spring semester of the freshman year. The professional phase of the program begins the fall following the freshman year and extends for three years.

Graduation Rate

For the Athletic Training Program, the graduation rate is defined as the percentage of students who began the professional phase of the program and graduated within 150% of normal curricular time (3 years). The data for the past graduating BSAT classes is provided. The class cohorts follow CAATE guidelines for defining a cohort. For example, the class of 2013 – 2014 includes those graduating between Fall 2013 and Summer 2014.

 Class of 2013  2014   Class of 2014  2015   Class of 2015  2016 
 7/7 (100%)  7/7 (100%)  10/10 (100%)

Employment Rate

For the Athletic Training Program, the employment rate is defined as the percentage of graduates who were employed in Athletic Training or full-time advanced graduate study within six months of passing the Board of Certification examination. The data for the past graduating BSAT classes is provided below: (Cohorts are identified by year of BSAT graduation)

 Class of 2013  2014   Class of 2014  2015  Class of 2015  2016 
 6/7 (86%)  5/7 (71%)  9/10 (90%)

Board of Certification Examination Results

In order to obtain a certification in athletic training, a person must be a graduate of an athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and must also pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. The data for graduates of The University of Tampa Athletic Training Program and national BOC data are presented in the tables below. 

UT Athletic Training Program BSAT Class of 2013  2014  BSAT Class of 2014  2015  BSAT Class of 2015  2016    3-Year Aggregate
Program Graduates 7 7 10 24
Students Attempting BOC Exam 7 (100%) 7 (100%) 9 (90%) 23 (96%)
First Time Pass on BOC Exam 7 (100%) 7 (100%) 8 (89%) 22 (96%)
Total Pass on BOC Exam 7 (100%) 7 (100%) 9 (100%) 23 (100%)

 

National Board of Certification* 2013 – 2014 Testing Year 2014 – 2015 Testing Year 2015 – 2016 Testing Year 3-Year Aggregate
First Time Candidates 3679 3768 4059 11506
First Time Passing 3049 3039 3357

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First Time Passing Rate 82.85% 80.65% 82.71% 82.09%

 

*SOURCE: Board of Certification Exam Reports (http://www.bocatc.org/resources/exam-reports)