Athletic Training: Program Outcomes


Athletic Training
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT) program is reviewed annually by our University Assessment Committee and by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to ensure student success and maintain accreditation.
 
MS-AT faculty guide students through a studying process during the second year in the program to prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and work with our alumni network to assist with job placement after graduation.  We have continually surpassed the national average for the BOC pass rate on first attempt every year since 2009 and have a job placement rate of 96% for the past three years.

Below are data regarding the graduation rate, BOC examination results, and employment/placement rate for UWSP for the past few years. More comparative data can be found at CAATE Program Accreditation Information and Outcomes.

Board of Certification Examination Results

​Year ​2018 ​2019 ​2020*​2021
First Attempt Passing​ ​12/12 ​12/13 ​8/9​11/12
​Passing Percentage ​100% ​92% ​89%​92
​Overall Attempts ​12/12 ​12/13 9/9
​12/12
​Passing Percentage ​100% ​92% 100%
​100%
3-year aggregate data: 91% first-time pass rate
10-year aggregate data: 97% first-time pass rate
* Class of 2020 is the first Master's of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT) cohort

Retention Rate

​Class of 2018
​Class of 2019
Class of 2020​​Class of 2021
​12/13
(92%)
​13/13
(100%)
​9/9
(100%)
​12/12
(100%)
3-year aggregate data: 100% retention rate ​ ​

Graduation Rate

Our graduation rate is defined as on-time graduation. For the MS-AT, it is successful completion of the curriculum in two years.
​Class of 2018 ​Class of 2019
​Class of 2020*
​Class of 2021
​12/13
(92%)
​13/13
(100%)
9/9
(100%)
​12/12
(100%)
3-year aggregate data: 100% graduation rate​ ​
* Class of 2020 is the first Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT) cohort

Graduate Placement

97% graduation placement rate within 6 months of graduation.
​Year ​2018 ​2019 ​2020*​2021
Placement of graduates
​12/12
(100%)
​12/13
(92%)
8/9
(89%)
​12/12
(100%)
​AT Employment ​8 4 ​812​
Pursing a graduate degree in AT or related field ​4 8 0
​0
​Non-AT employment 0 1 10​
3-year aggregate data: 94% overall placement rate
10-year aggregate data: 97% overall placement rate
* Class of 2020 is the first Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT) cohort