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Respond to the demand for qualified athletic trainers

As awareness of sports-related injuries such as concussions continues to rise, the demand for these skills among qualified athletic trainers is projected to increase a full 21 percent by 2022—faster than the average for any other career[1]. At the same time, community-based health awareness efforts are enhancing parents’ and coaches’ understanding of the risks of youth injury, which should continue to fuel demand for onsite athletic trainers.

Meet your career and personal goals

The demand for athletic trainers is no longer limited to the athletic field. The rising population of active, injury-prone older individuals, coupled with employers’ concerns regarding on-the-job injuries and liability, are building demand in a wider range of settings than ever before[1], including: 

  • Physician offices, where athletic trainers serve in clinical roles complementing physicians
  • Rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency departments, and urgent and ambulatory care centers
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, medical fitness, wellness, and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments in commercial settings including manufacturing, distribution, and offices providing ergonomic support
  • Police and fire departments, municipal departments, and military bases
  • Colleges, universities, and community-based youth sports leagues
  • Performing arts, such as dancers, musicians, and acrobats

BOC Examination Pass Rates

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

3 Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

15

15

14

18

18

17

53

Number of students graduating from program who took the examination

14

15

14

18

17

17

52

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

11

14

13

14

14

16

44

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

79

93

93

78

82

94

85

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

14

14

14

17

16

16

49

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

100

93

100

94

94

94

94

[1] Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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