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M.S. in Athletic Training Accreditation

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Apply to the Masters in Athletic Training program at NSU. View our program admissions requirements for more details.

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) received approval from the NSU Board of Trustees to offer a MSAT (Master of Science in Athletic Training) degree beginning May 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.  Please contact Ms. Britny Compton, MSAT Admissions Counselor, at bcompton@nova.edu or 954-262-1114 for more information.  

NSU's ATP is accredited by the CAATE and is currently on a 10-year accreditation cycle through 2021.  The CAATE provides peer review of the program's educational content based on educational standards adopted by national medical and allied health professional organizations such as:

  • 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

Outcome 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 YR AGGREGATE
Number of students graduating from program. 10 7 5 22
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 10 5 5 20
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 7 4 5 16
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 70 80 100 80
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 10 4 5 19
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 80 100 95

Student Graduation and Employment Rate

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 yr Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 10 7 5 22
Student Graduation Rate (%) 91 70 62 76

Student Employment Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.

Employment rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr Aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 3 3 1 7
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 43 100 50 58
Number of students employed as other 1 0 0 1
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 14 0 0 8
Number of students not employed 3 0 1 4
Student Not Employment Rate (%) 43 0 50 33
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