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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

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).

2017–2018 Cohort 2018–2019 Cohort 2019–2020 Cohort 3-Year Aggregate
9/10 (90%) 10/12 (83%) 8/11 (73%) 82%

Employment Rate

For the Athletic Training Program, the employment rate is defined as the percentage of academic year graduates who were employed in Athletic Training or employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program within six months of passing the Board of Certification examination. The data for the past graduating BSAT classes is provided below:

Academic Year 2017–2018 Academic Year 2018–2019 Academic Year 2019–2020
7/9 (78%) 8/9 (89%) 7/9 (78%)

Program Retention

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. The cohort year refers to the planned graduation year based on the term of entry into the professional program.

2017-2018 Cohort 2018-2019 Cohort 2019-2020 Cohort 3-Year Aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 10 12 11 33
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 9 10 9 28
Program retention rate year 1 to 2 (%) 90% 83% 82% 85%
Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 (if applicable) 9 10 8 27
Program retention rate year 2 to 3 (%) 100% 100% 89% 96%

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 are presented in the table below. 

UT Athletic Training Program BSAT Cohort 2017–2018 BSAT Cohort of 2018–2019 BSAT Cohort of 2019–2020 3-Year Aggregate
Program Graduates 9 10 8 27
Students Attempting BOC Exam 9 (100%) 10 (100%) 8 (100%) 27 (100%)
First Time Pass on BOC Exam 4 (44%) 10 (100%) 8 (100%) 22 (81%)
Total Pass on BOC Exam 8 (89%) 10 (100%) 8 (100%) 26 (96%)

To compare results for The University of Tampa to national data please see the results page at the Board of Certification.