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Accreditation

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) has received approval from the NSU Board of Trustees to offer a MSAT (Master of Science in Athletic Training) degree beginning June 2018.  This follows a mandate from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) that degree programs must be offered only at the Master’s level after fall 2022.  The program will be submitting documentation to CAATE for a substantive change of degree in August 2017.  Students will not be accepted into the existing BS program after the 2017-18 admissions cycle.  Please check back periodically for updates and feel free to contact Dr. Pradeep Vanguri, Program Director, at pv101@nova.edu or 954-262-8166 for more information.

NSU's ATP, originally established in 2003, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is currently on a 10-year accreditation cycle through 2021. Athletic training students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The athletic training major is designed to ensure that students who graduate from the program meet all requirements necessary to pass the BOC examination.

The ATP in the College of Health Care Sciences, is accredited from the Commission of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE accredits athletic training programs upon the recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The CAATE provides peer review of the program's educational content based on educational standards adopted by national medical and allied health professional organizations.

  • The American Academy of Family Physicians
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • The National Athletic Trainers' Association

These organizations have cooperated to establish, maintain, and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in athletic training and to provide recognition for exceptional programs. These standards and interpretations can be found at www.caate.net.

Nova Southeastern University Board Of Certification (BOC) Outcome Data

2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 3 YR AGGREGATE
Number of students graduating from program. 16 7 10 33
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 15 7 10 33
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 14 7 7 28
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 93 100 70 88
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 15 7 9 32
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 100 100 100
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