The mission of the Athletic Training Program (AT Program) is to prepare students for the Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Examination and careers in athletic training by providing quality coursework and offering exposure to a variety of directed clinical education experiences and allied health professionals.
We are a program that provides a kaleidoscope of learning adventures for students. Our students, faculty and clinical instructors are committed to growth as athletic trainers and as people. Within this program every person has a voice and a role in reaching the common goals of providing supreme learning experiences and superior healthcare.
Candidates sitting for the BOC Examination must graduate from a CAATE-accredited undergraduate or graduate AT Program. CAATE-accredited programs provide the student with the appropriate formal classroom instruction and clinical experience necessary to succeed as an entry-level allied health care professional. For a detailed list of AT Programs accredited by CAATE, visit the CAATE web site, www.caate.net.
For the 2013-2015 cohort, 54 program graduates sat for the Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Examination for Athletic Trainers. Fifty-two of these graduates passed the exam on the first attempt, resulting in a 3-year first time BOC pass rate of 96%. Overall, fifty-four graduates (100%) passed the exam during this same reporting period. Please visit the CAATE website for additional information on national BOC pass rates.
In 1987, funding for the preliminary development of an AT Program at The University of Alabama was obtained through grants from The University of Alabama, AMI West Alabama Hospital, and DCH Regional Medical Center. Athletic Training is currently recognized as a major leading to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree within the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Health Science. The 3-year first time BOC pass rate is 75%. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Professional Education Committee approved the AT Program in July 1991 and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs accredited the program in 1996 and 2001. In March 2008, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) awarded the AT Program continuing accreditation through 2018.
The ATEP was approved by the National Athletic Trainers′ Association Professional Education Committee in July 1991 and accredited by CAAHEP in October 1996. In 2006, program accreditation was provided by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In March 2001, the ATEP received continuing accreditation through 2008. Alumni are listed according to their year of program entry. Year of graduation may vary for members of the same admissions class.
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