Athletic Training

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. In February 2016, the ATP was placed on Probation by the CAATE (6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101). This probation is based on our current three-year aggregate first-time pass rate of 61% which does not meet the CAATE requirement of 70%. Due to our students' first-time pass rate success recently, we anticipate the CAATE Probation being lifted at the next accreditation review cycle, February 2018. Nevertheless, the current probation does not affect our current Athletic Training students' eligibility to sit for the BOC exam, nor does it prohibit admission of new students.

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program 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 examination and eventual employment placement in the Athletic Training Profession.

Students will develop skills in prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate care, rehabilitation, and administration. Areas of study include anatomy, biomechanics, and 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 instructors. Placements shall include sport practices and competitions with Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics, local high schools, clinics, and other affiliated clinical sites.

Course Requirements

BOC Exam Scores

2016-2017 (current exam cycle)
Number of students who have taken BOC Exam = 8
Number of students who have passed BOC Exam on first attempt = 8 (100%)
Overall number of students who have passed BOC Exam regardless of number of attempts = 8 (100%)

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 2013-14 through 2015-16, our CAATE-documented three-year aggregate first-time pass rate is 61%. Our three-year aggregate overall (regardless of the number of attempts) pass rate is 82%. These percentages are based on the exam cycles below:

2015-16
Number of students 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 = 10 (77%)

2014-15
Number of students 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%)

2013-14
Number of students who took BOC Exam = 10
Number of students who passed BOC Exam on first attempt = 5 (50%)
Overall number of students who passed BOC Exam regardless of number of attempts = 7 (70%)