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ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM

The Upper Iowa Athletic Training Program (ATP) is a limited admissions program designed to prepare students for a career as a successful healthcare professional.

Athletic Training Program Overview

The Upper Iowa Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is a limited admissions program designed to prepare students for a career as a successful healthcare professional. Upon admission into the program, students are educated in the management of healthcare problems associated with the physically active population including; prevention and health promotion, emergency and acute care, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, healthcare administration, and professional development and responsibility. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the athletic training education major will be eligible to take the athletic training profession's Board of Certification (BOC) Examination.

Graduates from our program have established successful careers as athletic trainers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, physician clinics, and other athletic health care settings. Many graduates of the athletic training program choose to pursue graduate degrees in athletic training or other related fi

Mission

The mission of the Upper Iowa University Athletic Training Education Program is to provide our students with a comprehensive education and the clinical skills necessary to become a highly qualified healthcare professional..

Vision

The vision of the Upper Iowa University Athletic Training Education Program is to be recognized and respected as an exceptional provider of entry-level athletic training education, while preparing students to be lifelong learners and leaders in a global society.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will demonstrate mastery of skills necessary of an athletic trainer as defined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Competencies.
  2. The student will critically appraise healthcare situations and adapt patient care decisions based on the context, population and the evidence available.
  3. The student will demonstrate professional behaviors, including the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  4. The student will provide care, respectfully and effectively, to a diverse population.

Board of Certification Examination

By completing the requirements of the Athletic Training Education Program, students become eligible for the BOC Examination. The BOC Examination is designed to establish a common benchmark for entry into the athletic training profession. Students enrolled in their final semester of the program are eligible to apply for the examination.

BOC Examination Pass Rates
Exam Year 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 3 yr Aggregate
Number of Students Graduating

8

3

5

2

4

11

Number of First Time Candidates

8

3

5

2

4

11

Number Passing on First Attempt

8

3

1

1

3

5

BOC Examination First Time Pass Rate

100%

100%

20%

50%

75%

45%

Number of Students Passing the BOC Exam

8

3

3

2

3

8

Percentage of Students Passing the BOC Exam

100%

100.0%

60%

100%

75%

73%

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