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) through 2018. Students who successfully complete this 50 credit hour entry-level graduate degree 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 is scheduled for a comprehensive accreditation review in the 2017-2018 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
2015-2017 86% (6/7) 100% (7/7)
2016-2018 91% (10/11) 91% (10/11)
2017-2019 58% (7/12) 83% (10/12)
Total 78% (23/30) 90% (27/30)

3 Year Aggregate Data For Graduation and Retention Rates

Cohort Year Students Admitted Graduation Rate Retention Rate
2015-2017 9 100% (7/7) 78% (7/9)
2016-2018 12 100% (12/12) 100% (12/12)
2017-2019 12 100% (12/12) 100% (12/12)
Total 33 100% (31/31) 93% (31/33)

3 Year Aggregate Data For Student Employment Rate

Cohort Year Employed as AT Employed as Other Not Employed
2015-2017 100% (7/7) 0% (0/7) 0% (0/7)
2016-2018 75% (9/12) 9% (1/12) 9% (1/12)
2017-2019 75% (9/12) 25% (3/12) 0% (0/12)
Total 80% (25/31) 13% (4/31) 3% (1/31)

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.

  • Objective 1: UNCG’s first time pass rate on the BOC Examination will exceed the National average and the minimal pass rate set by The CAATE.
  • Objective 2: Each Cohort’s first time pass rate on the BOC Examination will exceed the minimal pass rate set by The CAATE.
  • Objective 3: UNCG’s overall pass rate on the BOC Examination will exceed the National average (Regardless of the Number of Attempts).

Goal #2. UNCG will succeed in retaining and graduating students admitted to the AT Program.

  • Objective 1: UNCG’s retention rate will exceed 80%.
  • Objective 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.

  • Objective 1: UNCG students will be hired as athletic trainers.
  • Objective 2: Employers will be satisfied with UNCG graduates’ performance in the practice areas of athletic training.
  • Objective 3: Employers will be satisfied with UNCG graduates’ professional behaviors and qualities.
  • Objective 4: Employers will be satisfied enough with UNCG graduates as employees, satisfied with UNCG graduates’ performance compared to other entry-level ATs, and satisfied with UNCG graduates’ performance that they would be willing to hire another UNCG AT graduate.

Goal #4. UNCG will provide provisions for a current curriculum that meets the educational and preparational needs of students and alumni of the program.          

  • Objective 1: Students will rate the quality of course content, clinical exposures, and preparation for the BOC certifying examination between good and excellent.
  • Objective 2: UNCG Faculty and Preceptors will review outcomes at a Retreat to formulate plans for revising the Program.
  • Objective 3: Alumni will rate their satisfaction between good and excellent on preparation for the BOC certifying examination, professional preparation, academic preparation, and clinical preparation.

Program Effectiveness (PDF)

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

  • Objective 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.
  • Objective 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, and rehabilitation intensive settings.
  • Objective 3: AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in making patient care decisions for the unique needs of male, female, and lay populations.
  • 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.
  • Objective 5: AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in rehabilitating an injured athlete during their clinical integrated rehabilitation capstone experience.
  • Objective 6: AT students will perform at or above entry-level quality in displaying professional behaviors with patient care.

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

  • Objective 1: Students will perform at or above entry-level competence in presenting a scientific article by clearly outlining the study (rationale, methods, results, discussion) and discussing the clinical implications of the journal article.
  • Objective 2: AT students will perform at or above entry-level competence in presenting their clinical integrated rehabilitation capstone by clearly outlining the literature, goals, and patient outcomes related to their rehabilitation.

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

  • Objective 1: AT students will perform greater than 50% of each clinical rotation objective on a real-life patient.
  • Objective 2: When examined as a whole, AT students will have an 80% average for performing all clinical rotation objectives on real-life patients.

Student Learning (PDF)

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.

  • Objective 1: The instruction associated with athletic training courses will be high quality, allowing students to achieve letters grades of A and B.
  • Objective 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 for course work associated with the educational domains of athletic training.

  • Objective 1: The instruction associated with athletic training courses in educational domains 1, 2, and 3 of athletic training will be rated as good to excellent.
  • Objective 2: The instruction associated with athletic training courses in educational domains 4, 5, and 6 of athletic training will be rated as good to excellent.
  • Objective 3: The instruction associated with athletic training courses in educational domains 7, 8, and 9 of athletic training will be rated as good to excellent.

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

  • Objective 1: The instruction provided by preceptors will be rated as good to excellent.
  • Objective 2: The educational opportunities at clinical sites will be rated as good to excellent.

Quality of Instruction (PDF)