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Health Sciences

Athletic Training

Effective Fall 2016 Merrimack College is no longer enrolling students into the BS in Athletic Training Program

 

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The Department of Health Sciences offers a CAATE (Commission for Accreditation in Athletic Training Education) accredited major in Athletic Training.  The next comprehensive CAATE review will occur in the academic year 2021-22 (www.caate.net). 


The Merrimack College Athletic Training Education Program addresses the growing national need for enhanced care of the injuries and illnesses that impact and disrupt the daily lives of athletes and the physically active. The major in Athletic Training provides interested students with theoretical and professional preparation in allied health care for athletes and physically active persons. The athletic training curriculum is designed to prepare students for the BOC certification examination, for competent clinical practice, and for entry into various and related professional and postgraduate programs of study in Athletic Training and other related healthcare fields. This allied health preparation is designed to facilitate an academic foundation that will allow graduating students to seek professional certification, professional career opportunities in both the public and private sector, or to continue their education beyond Merrimack; objectives met through a combination of educational experiences incorporating related academic course work with supervised clinical training.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

Upon graduation from Merrimack College, students are expected to: practice independently as an athletic trainer, incorporating ethical and moral values during patient care while utilizing evidenced based practice and research to guide in their clinical decision making. 

  1. Demonstrate the application and mastery of clinical skills and proficiencies necessary in becoming an effective athletic trainer. 
  2. Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become an evidence based health care provider. 
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting (both orally and in written form). 
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of critical inquiry and analysis necessary in becoming an effective athletic trainer. 
  5. Develop an understanding of the importance for continued professional development in the growth and maturation as a clinician. 

BOC PASS RATES:

FIELDS

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

3 YR AGGREGATE

Number of students graduating from program.

10

15

15

14

18

17

49

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

9

14

15

14

18

16

48

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

8

12

14

13

14

14

41

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

89

86

93

93

78

88

88

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

9

15

14

14

17

15

46

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

100

107

93

100

94

94

96

 


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