Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Athletic Training: Accreditation

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Athletic Training (AT) Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete the program will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) degree and will be eligible to register and take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certifying examination. The AT Program completed its latest comprehensive accreditation review in the 2017-2018 academic year and was been granted 10 years of CAATE Continuing Accreditation beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The Athletic Training Program’s next comprehensive review, including a self-study and on-site review, is scheduled to occur during the 2027-2028 academic year.

3 Year Aggregate Data For Pass Rate On The BOC Examination

Cohort Year 1st Time BOC Pass Rate BOC Pass Rate Regardless of Attempts
2017-2019 58% (7/12) 83% (10/12)
2018-2020 64% (7/11) 82% (9/11)
2019-2021 50% (4/8) 100% (8/8)
Total 58% (18/31) 87% (27/31)

3 Year Aggregate Data For Graduation and Retention Rates

Cohort Year Students Admitted Graduation Rate Retention Rate
2017-2019 12 100% (12/12) 100% (12/12)
2018-2020 12 100% (12/12) 100% (12/12)
2019-2021 8 Pending 100% (8/8)
Total 32 Pending 100% (32/32)

3 Year Aggregate Data For Student Employment Rate

Cohort Year Employed as AT Employed as Other Not Employed
2017-2019 75% (9/12) 25% (3/12) 0% (0/12)
2018-2020 50% (6/12) 42% (5/12) 8% (1/12)
2019-2021 100% (8/8) 12% (1/8) 0% (0/8)
Total 72% (23/32) 25% (8/32) 6.25% (2/32)

Goals and Objectives

The AT Program’s Goals and Objectives focus on Program Effectiveness, Student Learning, and Quality of Instruction. Outcomes associated with the Goals and Objectives can be found below.

Goal #1. AT students will become competent and skilled Certified Athletic Trainers.

Objectives:

  1. UNCG’s overall pass rate on the BOC Examination will match or exceed the national average regardless of the number of attempts.

Goal #2. UNCG will retain and graduate students admitted to the AT Program

Objectives:

  1. UNCG’s retention rate will exceed 80%
  2. UNCG’s graduation rate will exceed 80%

Goal #3. UNCG AT students will be hired in athletic training positions, and employers will be satisfied with UNCG graduates’ performance.

Objectives:

  1. UNCG students hired as athletic trainers will exceed 50% of the cohort
  2. Employers will be satisfied with UNCG graduates’ performance in the practice areas of athletic training as demonstrated by a satisfaction survey disseminated to employers via the Program.
  3. Employers will be satisfied with UNCG graduates’ professional behaviors and qualities as demonstrated by a satisfaction survey disseminated to employers via the Program.
  4. Employers will be satisfied with UNCG graduates’ performance compared to other entry-level AT or employees as demonstrated by a satisfaction survey disseminated to employers via the Program.

Goal #4. UNCG will provide a current curriculum that meets the educational and preparation requirements of students of the program. 

Objectives:

  1. Students will rate the quality of the course content between good and excellent on exit surveys.
  2. Students will rate the quality of clinical experiences between good and excellent on exit surveys.
  3. Students will rate the quality of BOC examination preparation between good and excellent on exit surveys

4. UNCG Faculty and applicable stakeholders will review exit surveys and other student feedback to formulate plans for revising the Program.

Student Learning Goals

Goal #1. AT students will demonstrate entry-level competence for patient care and clinical decisions on body regions, patient populations, and clinical settings. Objectives:

  1. AT students will demonstrate competence on the BOC Examination by scoring at or above the National average in the practice domains of athletic training.
  2. AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in making patient care decisions in the unique context of college/university, high school, rehabilitation intensive, and primary care settings as measured by clinical assessments.

Objective 3. AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in making patient care decisions for the unique needs of male, female,  general populations  as measured by clinical assessments.

Objective 4. AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in making patient care decisions in upper extremity, lower extremity, and equipment-intensive clinical experiences as measured by clinical assessments

Objective 5. AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in rehabilitating an injured athlete during their clinical integrated rehabilitation capstone experience as measured by grading rubric.

Goal #2. AT students will be able to critically analyze the athletic training body of knowledge and interpret its impact on the profession.

Objectives:

  1. Students will perform at or above entry-level competence in presenting a scientific article as measured by a grading rubric
  2. AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in presenting their clinical integrated rehabilitation capstone as measured by a grading rubric

Goal #3. AT students will perform the majority of their clinical rotation objectives on real-life patients. 

Objectives:

  1. AT students will perform at least half of their assigned clinical rotation objectives on real-life patients.

Quality of Instruction

Goal #1. The instruction of athletic training courses will promote AT students performing at a high academic level for course work associated with the educational domains of athletic training. 

Objectives:

  1. The instruction associated with athletic training courses will be high quality, allowing students to achieve letters grades of A and B. 
  2. The instruction associated with athletic training courses will be high quality, allowing students to achieve GPAs greater than 3.0. 

Goal #2. The instruction of athletic training courses will be rated as high quality by the AT students for course work associated with the educational domains of athletic training. 

Objectives:

  1. The instruction associated with evidence-based practice will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  2. The instruction associated with prevention and health promotion will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  3. The instruction associated with clinical examination and diagnosis will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  4. The instruction associated with acute care of injury and illness will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  5. The instruction associated with therapeutic interventions will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  6. The instruction associated with psychosocial strategies and referral will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  7. The instruction associated with health care administration will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.
  8. The instruction associated with professional development and responsibility will be rated as good to excellent in course evaluations.

Goal #3. The instruction by preceptors and the educational opportunities at clinical sites will be rated as high quality. 

Objectives:

  1. The instruction provided by preceptors will be rated as good to excellent on end of rotation evaluations.
  2. The educational opportunities at clinical sites will be rated as good to excellent on end of rotation evaluations.