According to the NATA (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) a Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings.
The AT program at Alvernia is designed to prepare students to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Students who fulfill the degree requirements are eligible to take the BOC exam. Once BOC certified, students are eligible to make application for Pennsylvania State certification or other individual state licensing.
Alvernia’s BOC Pass Rate
|2009-2010||2010-2011||2011-2012||2012-2013||3 yr Aggregate|
|Number of students graduating from program.||5||6||13|
|Number of students graduating from program who took exam.||5||6||13|
|Number of students who passed the exam on the first attempt.||2||5||10||71%|
|Percentage of students who passed the exam on the first attempt.||40||83||77||71%|
|Number of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts.||5||6||12|
|Percentage of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts.||100||100||92||96%|
The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Athletic Training Education Program at Alvernia University has a primary purpose of providing students with the intellectual and clinical foundation that will enable them to play an important role in the health care of athletes and others involved in physical activity. The Athletic Training Education Program is committed to giving students the opportunities needed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become a highly-qualified allied health professional in the field of Athletic Training. Throughout the Program, students will gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of Athletic Training, as well as in the liberal arts. Students will also develop critical thinking skills, as well as gain an appreciation for the profession of Athletic Training and the role of the Certified Athletic Trainer.