Athletic Training Program Extends National Boards Streak


Contributed by Paul Geisler

The CAATE accredited BS degree program in Athletic Training, in the Department of Exercise Science & Athletic Training has extended their tradition of excellence to 9 consecutive years, as all 18 members of the Class of 2019 passed their national Board of Certification Examination on their first attempt.

This extends to 151, the number of consecutive Ithaca graduates who have passed their boards on their first attempt, dating back to the Class of 2011! The national average is between 75-80%, annually. Graduating Athletic Trainers must pass the BOC examination in order to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and to be eligible for state licensure in the state they wish to practice in, upon graduation.

Congratulations to all 18 IC graduates for their hard work and success, and Thank You to all faculty, staff and preceptors who had a hand in making this possible!