You want the skills and knowledge you need to help care for injured or ill athletes, but you also want a Christ-centered education. You’ll find that in the Athletic Training program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The program, which began in 2000, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
At PBA, you can major in athletic training with a concentration in exercise science.
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At PBA, Florida's Top Christian College, you'll:
|Miami HEAT Head Athletic Trainer Jay Sabol demonstrates a technique on a PBA Athletic Training student in the HEAT’s athletic training clinic.|
Your faculty members are board-certified to practice athletic training. They have studied at top institutions, such as Cal State Fullerton, and are outstanding researchers in areas such as investigating the validity of a clinical test commonly used in athletic training and rehabilitation. They have real-world experience, including one professor who has been a practicing physical therapist since 1987. They’re also exceptional teachers who have received PBA’s top awards for teaching. And they’re caring people of faith who work to help the medically indigent.
During your sophomore year, you’ll begin clinical rotations in areas such as orthopedic surgery, athletics, general medical experience and outpatient rehabilitation. You’ll have opportunities to work with athletic teams not only at PBA, but also at local high schools and other colleges and universities.
Graduates who majored in athletic training have enrolled in graduate programs at schools including the University of Florida, Auburn University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Clemson University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Florida International University, Indiana University Bloomington and A.T. Still University.
|Board of Certification Exam||2013-2014||2014-2015||2015-2016||3-year Aggregate|
|Number of students graduating from program||3||4||3||10|
|Number of students graduating from program who took exam||3||4||3||10|
|Number of students who pass the exam on the first attempt||1||3||2||6|
|Percentage of students who passed the exam on the first attempt||33%||75%||67%||60%|
|Number of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts||1||3||3||7|
|Percentage of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts||33%||75%||100%||70%|
PBA's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Department of Athletic Training: (561) 803-2378
“Joining the PBA Athletic Training Program means you desire to help others achieve their goals, while serving their specific and general healthcare needs as well. Each member of this program is treated like a colleague, encouraged and expected to pursue improved knowledge in an effort to deliver excellent care of our patients and each other. What's truly unique about our program compared to many is that we pursue this professional discipline from a Christian worldview and expect that this foundation will sustain and grow each colleague into a better practitioner and person.”
--Vince Diller, Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training, Palm Beach Atlantic University