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B.S. in Athletic Training Accreditation

NSU's Athletic Training Program (ATP) 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

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 7 5 22
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 7 6 5 18
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 70 86 100 82
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 10 6 5 21
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 86 100 95

Student Graduation, Retention and Employment Rate

Student Graduation and Retention 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).  Retention Rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the the cohort.

  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 Retention Rate (%) 91 70 88 83

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 10 5 4 19
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 100 71 80 86
Number of students employed as other 0 2 0 1
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 0 29 0 5
Number of students not employed 0 0 1 2
Student Not Employment Rate (%) 0 0 20 9
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