Athletic Training B.S. (Exercise Science)

The Athletic Training profession is currently in transition from a bachelor degree required professional education to a master’s degree required professional education. This means that all current bachelor programs are required to transition to a master’s degree or phase out existing under graduation programs. PBA has elected not to transition to a master’s degree and is currently teaching out the professional level students currently enrolled in the undergraduate program. This teach out will be completed by 2022 with all current professional level students completing accreditation requirements to be eligible for board certification in Athletic Training. The Athletic Training Program is not accepting new professional level students effective fall 2019.

Athletic Training at Palm Beach Atlantic University

“PBA's undergraduate athletic training education program was the foundation for everything I learned in graduate school. I use the knowledge I gained through the program every day.” Rachel Martin '16

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All student interest in pursuing Athletic Training are encouraged to explore the Exercise Science with a concentration in pre-Athletic Training as a strong preparatory major to apply to an accredited graduate program in Athletic Training.  

For questions regarding the teach out of the undergraduate Athletic Training Program or for the Exercise Science pre-Athletic Training major please contact Dr. Vince Diller at vince_diller@pba.edu or (561) 803 - 2379.

The following program information is intended for use by all current professional level Athletic Training Students or for informational purposes by interested parties.

Click here for Information for Current Professional Students

Click here for ATP Program Guide

Just a few industries you will be prepared to work in are:

  • Intercollegiate  or professional athletics  
  • Occupational and industrial
  • Physician offices

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Your Faculty

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Your Catalog

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Board of Certification National Examination

Accreditation

PBA's Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). As of March 2018, the Athletic Training Program is “Active - in good standing” by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-310.

BOC 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. Program must meet or exceed a three year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC exam. 

Board of Certification Exam 
2017-2018
2018-2019
2019-2020
 3-year Aggregate 

Number of students graduating from program

3

3

6

12

Number of students graduating from program who took examination

3

3

6

12

Number of students who passed the board examination on the first attempt

3

2

2

7

Percentage of students who passed the board examination on the first attempt

100%

67%

33%

58%

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

5

3

2*

10

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

100%

100%

33%*

67%*

 *2019-2020 graduates remain eligible for testing and are scheduled for re-testing. Data will be updated as graduates post passing scores.

Athletic Training Student Retention, Graduation and Employment Rate 

Program Year-To-Year Retention Rate
2017-2018 2018-2019
2019-2020
3-year Aggregate

Number of students beginning program (cohort number)

4

4

6

14

Number of students returning for subsequent year 2

3

3

6

12

Program retention rate (%)

75%

75%

100%

86%

Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 (if applicable)

3

3

6

16

Program retention rate (%)

75%

75%

100%

86%

Number of students returning for subsequent year 4 (if applicable)

0

0

0

0

Program retention rate (%)

75%

75%

100%

86%

 

Program 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 (excludes students with a deceased or Leave of Absence (medical) status).

Program Graduation Rate
2017-2018
2018-2019
2019-2020
 3-year Aggregate 

Number of students accepted into program

4

4

6

14

Number of students graduating from program

3

3

6

12

Student Graduation Rate (%) from Athletic Training Program

75%

75%

100%

86%

 

Program Employment Rate

Percentage of students employed or enrolled in additional graduate study within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories:  

Program Employment Rate

2017-2018

2018-2019
2019-2020
 3-year Aggregate 

Number of students Employed as AT

3

3

3*

9*

Student Employment Rate as AT (%)

100%

100%

50%*

75%*

Number of Students Employed as Other

0

0

3*

3*

Student Employment Rate at Other (%)

0%

0%

50%*

25%*

Number of Students Not Employed

0

0

0

0

Student Not Employed Rate (%)

0%

0%

0%

0%

 

*2019-2020 data collection still in process.