Program Outcomes & Data

Per the CAATE Accreditation Standards, all accredited AT programs are bound to report official program outcomes pertaining to results on the national Board of Certification examinations. Below you will find our official BOC exam and placement program outcomes for the 2011 - 2018 academic years (Updated 08-21-18). Over the last 8 years, 133 consecutive Ithaca College Athletic Training graduates have passed their national BOC examination, allowing them to practice athletic training in the state of their choice on THE VERY FIRST ATTEMPT--that's 8 years running without a "failed" examination result showing up in the email inbox of any of our graduates!

Ithaca College 1st Time BOC Exam Rates, 2011-2018:

Graduating

Class

#

Graduates

#

Taking BOC

#

Passing BOC

%

Passing

2011 21 21 21 100
2012 11 11 11 100
2013 21 21 21 100
2014 13 13 13 100
2015 16 16 16 100
2016 13 13 13 100
2017 17 17 17 100
2018 21 21 21 100
8 Yr. Aggregate 133 133 133 100

CAATE Accreditation Standards also require all accredited AT programs to record and report retention rates, 4 year graduation rates and post graduation placement outcomes for the most recent 3 year period. The table below represents those data points for the last 3 graduating cohort, 2016 - 2018. Within 6 months (required CAATE metric), 92% of our 51 BS, in Athletic Training degree holders over the last 3 years have started advanced professional degree programs in the larger healthcare field, in order of most frequency: Advanced (Post Professional) Master's Degrees in Athletic Training, Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and Massage Therapy).

Graduating Class (Year)

2018 2017 2016

3 Year

Aggregate

(2016-2018)

Fall Term Start 2014 2013 2012
# Fall Freshman AT Majors 31 24 14 69
# Sophomore AT Intentions Starting Fall (AT, ES, PrePro) 24 29 20 84
(Freshman to Sophomore Retention) 73% 94% +30% +18%
# Returning Sophomore AT Intentions (F-S) 23 27 17 67
(Within Sophomore Yr. Retention) 96% 93% 85% 92%
# Junior AT Majors Starting Fall (Post Review)* 22 17 13 52
(Sophomore to Junior Retention)* 96% 63% 72% 78%
# Returning Junior AT Major Retention (F-S) 22 17 13 52
(Within Junior Yr. Retention) 100% 100% 100% 100%
# Returning Senior AT Majors Starting Fall 22 17 13 52
(Junior to Senior Retention) 100% 100% 100% 100%
# Graduating AT Seniors 21 17 13 51
(Within Senior Yr. Retention Rate) 96% 100% 100% 100%
# AT Majors Graduating in 4 Academic Years 21 17 13 51
(4 Year Graduation Rate) 100% 100% 100% 100%
# AT Graduates Starting Advanced HCP Degree (within 6 months) 11 10 8 29
(% Starting Adv. Healthcare Degrees) 52% 59% 62% 57%
# AT Graduates Starting AT Job/Position (within 6 months) 7 7 4 18
(% Starting Athletic Training Jobs, Internships, Graduate Assistantships) 33% 41% 30% 35%
# AT Graduates Securing NON AT Work (within 6 months) 1 0 1 2
(% Securing work outside of athletic training or other healthcare) 5% 0% 8% 4%
# AT Graduates Not Working or Unaccounted For 2 0 0 2
(% not working, traveling, taking pre-requisites, no response) 10% 0% 0% 3%
% AT Graduates Starting HCP Advanced Degree OR AT Work (within 6 months) 18 17 12 47
% AT Graduates Starting Adv. HCP Degree or AT Work Within 6 Months 86% 100% 92% 92%

*All AT majors and internal transfers (Exercise Science, Pre-Professional and others intending to become, or transfer "into" Athletic Training) undergo sophomore retention/admission review following completion of the sophomore year. Details regarding the retention/admission criteria can be found here.

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