Athletic Training Education Program

College of Nursing and Allied Health

Warren G. Grimes Center
Phone: 937-484-1254
Fax: 937-484-1389
Athletic Trainers

Brief Description

Temporary Suspension of Admissions to Athletic Training Program:
After careful analysis, Urbana University has decided to change the curriculum in Athletic Training Education Program. In an effort to further enhance the quality of the program and adapt to changes in the athletic training profession that make a master’s degree the preferred academic credential, we announced in May 2014 our plan to explore the development of a graduate level program that would lead to a master of science degree in athletic training. As a part of this process, the University will discontinue its bachelor’s degree program with the graduates of 2015.

This decision is based upon the growing demand for master’s degree prepared athletic trainers, as well as the relatively low enrollment experienced at the University in recent years. BOC exam data (2010-12) suggests that current professional masters programs are more likely to meet the first-time pass rate standard and obtain higher total scores than undergraduate programs. Additionally, the master’s students outperform the undergraduate students on the overall exam. We believe that this new approach will better equip our students for future success as athletic trainers.

A more detailed explanation of this program change can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document below.

ATEP Program FAQs

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at Urbana University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program combines classroom education with clinical field experience to prepare students for a career in the allied health profession of athletic training. Students who pass the Board of Certification exam will qualify for employment as certified athletic trainers in a variety of settings, such as sports medicine clinics/hospitals, secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports organizations, and industrial settings. Graduates are also able to pursue graduate level degrees in athletic training, exercise physiology, and other allied health fields.

Opportunities to Excel

Scholarly Activities for Students
In addition to the Academic Rigor of the Athletic Training Education Program, we also provide several external opportunities for our students to expand their knowledge of the profession as well as the opportunity to network with potential employers. These opportunities include attending the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Student Symposium and Quiz Bowl, the OATA Annual Meeting, and the National Athletic Trainers Annual Convention. The students are also exposed to monthly seminars and presentations by our team physicians and medical director Dr. Eric Fester.

Clinical Rotations/Internships
As an extension of the classroom the Athletic Training Education Program at Urbana University offers a variety of clinical experiences, with clinical instructors who each have over 10 years of experience in the Athletic Training Field. The sites include Urbana University, Wittenberg University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Urbana High School, Springfield High School, Clark Shawnee High School, West Liberty Salem High School, Springfield Orthopedics, and Springfield Center for Family Medicine, and Excel Physical Therapy. Having exposure to/experience with these clinical sites also provides the students the opportunity to apply for internships with Professional Sports Organizations.

Additional Information

Graduation Rate/Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates
Certification Exam pass rates have significantly improved over the past three years as a result of deliberate and focused program changes to improve the athletic training curriculum. Exam pass rates for the past three years are listed below.

Certification Exam pass rates have significantly improved over the past three years as a result of deliberate and focused program changes to improve the athletic training curriculum. Exam pass rates for the past three years are listed below.
2014 – 6 Graduates
# of students who sat for the BOC Exam – 6
# of students who passed the BOC Exam on the first attempt – 1 (16% First Time Pass Rate)
2013 – 6 Graduates
# of students who sat for the BOC Exam – 6
# of students who passed the BOC Exam on the first attempt – 1 (16% First Time Pass Rate)
# of students who passed the BOC Exam overall – 5 (83% Overall Pass Rate)
2012 – 3 Graduates
# of students who sat for the BOC Exam – 3
# of students who passed the BOC Exam on the first attempt – 2 (66% First Time Pass Rate)
# of students who passed the BOC Exam overall - 2 (66% Overall Pass Rate)
2011 – 3 Graduates
# of students who sat for the BOC Exam – 3
# of students who passed the BOC Exam on the first attempt – 1 (33% First Time Pass Rate)
# of students who passed the BOC Exam overall – 3 (100% Overall Pass Rate)

2012-13 Athletic Training Education Program
 

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