School of Education and Behavioral Studies

Athletic Training at Palm Beach Atlantic University

Athletic Training

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.

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.

The program, which began in 2000, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

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

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

Learn about Athletic Training at PBAU

 

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  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018  3-year Aggregate 
Number of students graduating from program 3 5 3 11
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 3 5 3 11
Number of students who passed the board examination on the first attempt 2 5 3 10
Percentage of students who passed the board examination on the first attempt 67% 100% 100% 91%
Number of students who passed the board examination regardless of the number of attempts 3 5 3 11
Percentage of students who pass the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100% 100% 100% 100%


Athletic Training Student Graduation and Employment Rate

Athletic Training Student 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).

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018  3-year Aggregate 
Number of students accepted into program 4 7 4 15
Number of students graduating from program 3 5 3 11
Student Graduation Rate (%) from Athletic Training Program 75% 71% 75% 73%

 

Athletic Training Student Employment Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students employed within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories:  

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018  3-year Aggregate 
Number of students Employed as AT 3 4 3 10
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 100% 80% 100% 91%
Number of Students Employe as Other 0 1 0 1
Student Employment Rate at Other (%) 0% 20% 0% 9%
Number of Students Not Employed 0 0 0 0
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0% 0% 0% 0%

Speaking of PBA...

“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

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