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College: College of Nursing and Health Professions                                                                                 Program: Athletic Training

What is Athletic Training?                                                                                                               Athletic trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals who work with physicians to provide preventative care, emergency treatment, clinical diagnosis and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Our Mission                                                                                                                                              

The mission of the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program at Arkansas State University is to educate athletic training professionals to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team emphasizing evidence based practice and to enhance and enrich the quality of life of all individuals and communities in the Mississippi Delta region who encounter A-State AT faculty, staff, and alumni.

Program  Goals & Outcomes

  1. Goal: Prepare students to think critically and apply knowledge to the field of athletic training
    1. Outcome: Scholarly Inquiry:
      1. Critique research in athletic training and related disciplines as a basis for application to clinical practice
  2. Goal: Provide students with quality didactic and clinical learning experiences so as to provide excellent medical care
    1. Outcome: Standard of Care
      1. Demonstrate evidence based clinical practice and decision‐making in providing athletic training services
      2. Critically analyze, interpret and apply the results of published research and apply the findings to profession practice.
      3. Synthesize the principles of biomechanics, anatomy, and neurology to develop therapeutic interventions.
  1. Goal: Prepare students to successfully transition-to-practice in the field of athletic training and succeed with their professional goals
    1. Outcome: Professional & Personal Growth
      1. Demonstrate the importance of ethical decision-making in patient care decisions.
      2. Effectively communicate with patients, parents, supervisors, physicians, coaches, and peers.
      3. Recognize the role of athletic trainers as a healthcare provider as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the healthcare system.
      4. A minimum of 51% of each cohort of graduates will successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam the first time they take the exam.
Student Acheivement

Program Graduation Rate
Class # per class Percentage
Class of 2020 6 100%
Class of 2021 4 100%
Class of 2022 4 100%

 

Program Retention Rate
Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort 2020 Cohort 2021
Number of students who started in the program 8 5 5 6
Number of students who matriculated to the second year 6 4 4 5
Student Retention Rate (%) 75% 80% 80% 83%
Percentage of students completing the program (%) 75% 80% 80%

 

Graduation Placement
Graduating Year # per class Percentage
2020 6 100%
2021 4 100%
2022 4 100%

First-Time Pass Rate on the BOC Exam
Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Number of students graduating from program. 6 4 4
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 6 4 4
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 3 3 3
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 50% 75% 75%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 6 3 4
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100% 75% 100%

Student Employment/Placement Rate
Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Number of students Employed as AT 6 4 4
Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%) 100% 100% 100%
Number of students employed as other 0 0 0
Student Employment/Placement Rate as other (%) 0 0 0
Number of students not employed 0 0 0
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0 0 0