Careers & Outcomes

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

 Student BOC Pass Rate

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3 yr aggregate

Number of students graduating from program.

15

15

14

18

17

17

13

47

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

14

15

14

18

17

17

13

47

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

11

14

13

14

14

16

9

39

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

79

93

93

78

82

94

69

83

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

14

14

14

17

16

16

10

42

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

100

93

100

94

94

94

77

89


Student Graduation and Employment Rate

Student Graduation Rate

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3 yr aggregate

Number of students graduating from program.

15

15

14

18

17

17

13

47

Student Graduation Rate (%)

100

100

100

100

89

100

93

94

 

Student Employment Rate

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3 yr aggregate

Number of students Employed as AT

7

9

8

13

12

12

10

34

Student Employment Rate as AT (%)

47

64

57

72

71

71

77

72

Number of students employed as other

5

3

3

3

2

2

1

5

Student Employment Rate as other (%)

33

21

21

17

12

12

8

11

Number of students not employed

3

2

3

2

3

3

2

8

Student Not Employed Rate (%)

20

14

21

11

18

18

15

17

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