BS in Athletic Training

Why Major in Athletic Training?

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Eastern University focuses on the preparation of competent entry-level Certified Athletic Trainers with regards to the educational competencies and clinical proficiencies developed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Executive Committee for Education.  The ATP's goal is to educate students in preparation for entry-level careers in athletic training and allied health settings.

Athletic Training students work alongside dedicated faculty in small classroom settings and in the Kinesiology laboratory. Eastern’s ideal location just outside of Philadelphia provides students with an array of athletic training practicum experience(s) with local universities, high schools, hospitals, and private practices.

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 2006. The ATP incorporates a liberal arts foundation, introduces and advances evidence-based practices, and promotes professional development of athletic training students. The program prepares students to sit for the Board of Certification Exam in order to be nationally credentialed as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

Board of Certification Examination Passing Rate

Academic Year # Graduates # Graduates Taking BOC Exam # Graduates Passing on First Attempt EU First Attempt Pass Rate on BOC Exam National First Attempt Pass Rate on BOC Exam
2016-2017 8 7 6 86% TBD
2015-2016 8 8 8 100% 81%
2014-2015 7 7 7 100% 78%
2013-2014 3 3 3 100% 82.85%
2012-2013 5 5 5 100% 80.85%
2011-2012 6 6 6 100% 82.30%

Eastern University Five Year Aggregate First Attempt Pass Rate = 100%
89% of Eastern graduates since 2011 are currently practicing athletic training or in graduate school

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