Accreditation and Outcomes for Athletic Training, B.S.

The Southern Connecticut State University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE is the agency responsible for the accreditation of athletic training programs. The Southern Connecticut State program is the longest accredited program in Connecticut, and recently underwent a comprehensive review through that organization.  After our re-accreditation process was completed, we were awarded a 10-year accreditation with our next scheduled comprehensive review set for 2027.

Student Outcomes

Graduate Performance on Board of Certification Examination

  2016-17 2017-18  2018-19 3 YR AGGR.
Number of Students Graduating from Program 4 15 10 29
Number of Students Graduating from Program Who Took Examination 4 15 9 28
Number of Students Who Passed the Examination on First Attempt 4 12 3 19
Percentage of Students Who Passed Examination on First Attempt 100 80 33 68
Number of Students Who Passed the Examination  Regardless of the Number of Attempts 4 14 5 23
Percentage of Students Who Passed the Examination  Regardless of the Number of Attempts 100 93 56 82

Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

  2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 3 YR. AGGR
Number of Students Graduating from Program 4 15 10 29
Student Graduation Rate (%) 33 100 100 78

Student Employment/Placement Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.
Employment/Placement rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

  2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 3 YR. AGGR
Number of Students Employed as AT 3 9 5 17
Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%) 75 60 50 59
Number of Students Employed as Other 1 1 3 5
Student Employment/Placement Rate as Other (%) 25 7 30 17
Number of Students Not Employed 0 5 0 5
Student Not Employed (%) 0 33 0 17

Student Retention Rate

Retention rates are calculated based on the third week fall enrollments. The percentage is calculated from the number of first year students from the previous year who were enrolled in the BSAT program the following fall semester.

   2016-2017  2017-2018  2018-2019  3 YR. AGG
No. of Students Beginning Program as Second-Year Student  12  15  10  37
No. of Students Returning to the Program as Third-Year Students  5  15  10  30
 No. of Students Returning to the Program as Fourth-Year Students  4  15  10  29
Percentage of Students Retained from Program Since Beginning the Program 33% 100% 100% 78%
         

                       

 

For further information: http://caate.occutrain.net/accredited-programs/pass-rate/