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Undergraduate Programs

Program Outcomes and BOC Pass Rate

Board of Certification Exam

North Park University’s athletic training major will prepare you to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam, a national exam which will qualify you to become an athletic trainer. Only students graduating from CAATE-accredited programs are eligible for the BOC exam. The BOC is the only accredited certification agency for athletic trainers in the United States, ensuring that athletic trainers are prepared to provide prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, and rehabilitation to individuals, in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare providers.

Board of Certification Examination Testing Results for North Park’s Recent Athletic Training Graduates:

Graduation Year 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Graduates 10 10 6 26
Passes on First Attempt

Number

8 7 2 17

Percentage

88.89% 70% 40% 71%
Eventual Passes

Number

9 10 4 23

Percentage

100% 100% 80% 96%

Program Retention Rate

Graduation Year 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Students Beginning Program
 12 11 34
Number of Students Returning for Subsequent Year 2  12 10 33
Program Retention Rate  100% 90% % 97%
Number of Students Returning for Subsequent Year 3  10 10 30
Program Retention Rate 83% 90% % 88%

Student Graduation Rate

Graduation Year 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Students Admitted  12 11 9 32
Number of Students Graduated  10 10 6 26
Graduation Rate 83.3% 91% 67% 81%

Graduate Placement Rate

Graduation Year 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Students Employed as AT
8 7 3 18
Student Employment Rate as AT 80% 70% 50% 69%
Number of Students Employed as Other  1 1 0 2
Student Employment Rate as Other 10% 10% 0% 8%
Number of Students Not Employed 1 0 0 1
Student Non-employment Rate 10% 0% 0% 4%