Athletic Training

Attention:

***As nationally mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the professional athletic training program at Miami University will transition from the Bachelor’s level to the Master’s level. It is proposed that beginning with the academic year 2019-2020, students wishing to pursue athletic training should enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program with the intention of applying to the Master of Athletic Training program during junior year. More specific detail on the Master of Athletic Training program is forthcoming.***

 

The mission of the Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Miami University is to prepare educated professional athletic trainers through academic and clinical education in which students develop competency and proficiency of entry-level skills for successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and placement within the athletic training profession. We seek to advance highly competent healthcare providers who integrate current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values in practice.

caate logoStudents will develop skills in prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate care, therapeutic intervention, and administration. Areas of study include anatomy, biomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. In addition to the formal course requirements, clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) are required to successfully fulfill the program requirements and to attain competency and proficiency of the required skills. Assistance is available to all students admitted into the program in finding placements to complete the clinical requirement. This requirement will be attained through scheduled clinical experiences with assigned clinical preceptors. Placements shall include sport practices and competitions with Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics, local high schools, clinics, and other affiliated clinical rotation sites.

The Athletic Training major at Miami University leads to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete this Athletic Training Program (ATP) will be qualified and eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Course Requirements

BOC Exam Scores

Institutions are required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) to provide data for the three most recently completed exam cycles. For exam cycles 2014-15 through 2016-17, our CAATE-documented three-year aggregate first-time pass rate is 74%. Our three-year aggregate overall (regardless of the number of attempts) pass rate is 94%. These percentages are based on the exam cycles below:

2016-17

Number of students graduating from the program who took BOC Exam = 8
Number of students who passed BOC Exam on first attempt = 8 (100%)
Overall number of students who have passed BOC Exam regardless of number of attempts = 8 (100%)

2015-16

Number of students graduating from the program who took BOC Exam = 13
Number of students who passed BOC Exam on first attempt = 8 (62%)
Overall number of students who passed BOC Exam regardless of number of attempts = 11 (85%)

2014-15

Number of students graduating from the program who took BOC Exam = 10
Number of students who passed BOC Exam on first attempt = 7 (70%)
Overall number of students who passed BOC Exam regardless of number of attempts = 10 (100%)

What Our Students Say

Alex Wold

Alex Wold

Athletic Training major

"I chose to go into athletic training because I love sports, I've been around them my whole life, and love being able to help an athlete get back to achieving their goals after an injury...
 

"At Miami, I have been working with our various intercollegiate teams since my sophomore year and have had a ton of hands on learning and great professional experiences. It's one thing to learn about injuries and special tests in the classroom, but it is even better when you are out at practice seeing the injury that was discussed in class occur right in front of you and the steps that happen after an injury occurs.

"Now as an athletic training student, I haven't exactly had the typical college experience. During the week I not only have class and homework, but practice with a team as well which can sometimes include traveling or weekend games. Although it is a big time commitment and I have more responsibilities than other students, the opportunities and professional experiences I have had are priceless and have put me in a great place to succeed after I graduate in May and start working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with a brand new D1 football program in Georgia. Just have to pass my certification exam first."

Michelle Perry

Michelle Perry

Athletic Training major

"As someone that came into college with a strong desire to get involved in the medical field and an equally strong passion for sports, athletic training has given me the best of both worlds...

Not only am I gaining hands-on experience with Division-1 athletes, but I’m also learning how to become a medical professional everyday in the training room.

Athletic training is such a unique major because the time spent on the field and in the training room is sometimes far more valuable than anything you can learn in the classroom.

Throughout my time as an athletic training major thus far, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of Miami University athletic teams in addition to spending a semester at a high school. One of my favorite aspects about my major are the strong relationships that I’ve built with the Certified Athletic Trainers at Miami and the tight-knit group of athletic training students that have become some of my best friends.

 A few more facts about me:

  • President, Miami University Student Athletic Training Association (MUSATA)
  • Newcomer of the Year, 2013, Miami University Athletic Training Education Program
  • Qualifier for the Boston Marathon