Vision & Mission

Vision

The athletic training major should provide students with opportunities to gain current knowledge and skills, develop professional attitudes and behaviors, acquire tools for problem solving, analysis, and synthesis, and integrate them into traditional and non-traditional settings.

Mission

The athletic training major is dedicated to preparing those desiring to become certified athletic trainers. The athletic training major provides structure for the students’ learning experiences, documentation of students’ progress, and continuous assessment of the major to aid in its improvement.

Program Goals:

  1. Provide a comprehensive education program in athletic training that encompasses the domains of athletic training.
  2. Provide quality classroom, clinical (laboratory), and internship experiences to students in the athletic training major.
  3. Provide mentoring and an environment that encourages students to embody a spirit of pride and professionalism.
  4. Prepare students to challenge and pass the BOC certification exam.

   BOC Pass Rate Table

Fields 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from the program 2 6 5 8 19
Number of students graduating from the program who took the exam 1 5 4 8 17
Number of students who passed the exam on first attempt 1 2 1 3 6
Percentage of students who passed the exam on first attempt 100% 40% 25% 37.5% 35.3%
Number of students who passed the exam regardless of number of attempts 1 4 3 5 12
Percentage of students who passed the exam regardless of number of attempts 100% 80% 75% 62.5% 70.6%

* The NATA Board of Certification exam year does not align with the traditional academic year graduation dates. Students are allowed to take the BOC exam prior to graduation. Students may be included in the exam year prior to or after their graduation. Therefore the data shown is based on the BOC identified "first time candidates" by BOC exam year.

Program Objectives:

  1. Athletic training major graduates will be competent in the NATA athletic training educational competencies demonstrated by successful completion of competencies within required classes. (Goal 1)
  2. Athletic training major graduates will be competent in the NATA athletic training educational proficiencies demonstrated by meeting at least minimal standards on each of the proficiency exams. (Goal 1)
  3. Faculty and clinical instructors will be committed to and capable of providing quality education to athletic training majors demonstrated through student evaluations for classroom and clinical instruction. (Goal 2).
  4. Athletic training major graduates will be competent in the foundation behaviors of professional practice in athletic training demonstrated through clinical instructor evaluations. (Goal 3)
  5. Athletic training major graduates will challenge the BOC certification exam within a year of graduation. (Goal 4)

Contact Information:
Dr. Jason Hoffman, ATC, LES
641-784-5441
jlhoffman@graceland.edu