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

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Board of Certification National Examination


Board of Certification Exam  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018  3-year Aggregate 
Number of students initially enrolled in each cohort 4 7 3 17
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%

PBA's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

  • As of March, 2017 the Athletic Training Program was placed on probation for a second year by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101 relating to student outcomes, specifically less than a minimum three-year aggregate first-time pass-rate of 70% on the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam. 
  • As of March 2018, the Athletic Training Program is happy to announce that based on consecutive 100% first-time pass-rates for the 2017 and 2018 graduates’ on the BOC examination, the program’s current 91% aggregate first-time pass-rate has resolved probation and the program is in good standing with the CAATE. 

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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