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Master's in Athletic Training

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Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training Program is to provide a comprehensive education and a strong clinical foundation for direct patient care through evidenced-based research and outstanding preceptors.

Program Goals

  • To obtain knowledge and hands-on skills in all domains of athletic training.
  • To demonstrate the ability to utilize clinical skills throughout the injury process.
  • To develop interpersonal skills and successfully deliver quality patient care.
  • To demonstrate the ability to use verbal, written, and communication skills.
  • To promote professional and ethical behavior relevant to the field of athletic training.

Accreditation

As a result of a comprehensive evaluation in 2018, including a self-study and on-site visit, CAATE voted to award Continuing Accreditation to the Athletic Training Program at Michigan State University. As a result, Michigan State University's Athletic Training Program's next comprehensive CAATE review is scheduled to occur during the 2028-2029 academic year. Michigan State Unviersity is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval. For more information, please visit The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training.

Program Outcome Data (B.S.)

Student BOC Pass Rate

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 18 20 24 62
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 18 20 24 62
Number of students who passed examination on the first attempt. 16 17 22 55
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 89 85 92 89
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 18 18 23 59
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 90 96 95

Student Graduation Rate

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 year aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 18 20 24 62
Student Graduation Rate (%). 100 100 96 98

Student Employment Rate

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 year aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 13 13 20 43
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 76 68 80 75
Number of students employed as other 0 2 1 3
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 0 11 4 5
Number of students not employed 4* 4* 3 11*
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 24* 21* 12 18*

* These students are in either a Graduate Program (i.e., Medical School, PA, DPT) or military.

Program Retention Rate (All Programs longer than 1 year)

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 year aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 18 21 25 64
Number of Students returning for subsequent year 2 18 20 25 63
Program retention rate (%) 100 95 100 98