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CAATE Accreditation

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Waynesburg University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 23, 2018, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The Athletic Training Program remains accredited by the CAATE with the next accreditation review during the 2019-2020 academic school year

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Purpose, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

BOC Exam Pass Rate

In order to obtain a certification in athletic training, a student must graduate from an athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The student must also pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination to obtain credentialing to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Information regarding this process is available at www.bocatc.org. The data for graduates from the Waynesburg University Athletic Training Education Program are presented in the table below.

BOC Pass Rate Data

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 4 7 5 16
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 4 7 5 16
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 2 5 4 11
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 50% 71% 80% 68.75%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 4 7 4 16
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100% 100% 80% 93.75%


Student Retention, Graduation and Employment Rate

Student Retention Rate

Graduating Cohort Year

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-yr aggregate
Number of students admitted into the Athletic Training Program 4 7 5 16
Number of students returning for year 2 within the program 4 7 5 16
Program Retention Rate (%)* 100% 100% 100% 100%
Number of students returning for year 3 within the program 4 7 5 16
Program Retention Rate (%)* 100% 100% 100% 100%

*Program Retention Rate: Measures the percentage of students who initially were admitted and enrolled in the professional Athletic Training Program with who have returned to the institution to continue their studies in the professional Athletic Training Program for the subsequent academic years.

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 (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 4 7 5 16
Student Graduation Rate (%) 100% 100% 100%

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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 who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and deceased).

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 3 5 3 11
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 75% 71% 60% 69%
Number of students employed as other 0 1 0 1
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 0% 14% 0% 6%
Number of students not employed 1 1 2 4
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 25% 29% 60% 25%