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 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Graduates 15  10 9 10 29
Passes on First Attempt

Number

14 4 8 7 19

Percentage

93.33%  40% 88.89% 70% 66%
Eventual Passes

Number

15  6 9 9 24

Percentage

100% 60% 100% 90% 83%

Program Retention Rate

Graduation Year 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Students Beginning Program
15  11 12 11 34
Number of Students Returning for Subsequent Year 2 15  11 12 10 33
Program Retention Rate 100%  100% 100% 90% 97%
Number of Students Returning for Subsequent Year 3 15  10 10 10 30
Program Retention Rate 100% 91% 83% 90% 88%

Student Graduation Rate

Graduation Year 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Students Admitted 15  11 12 11 34
Number of Students Graduated 15  11 10 10 31
Graduation Rate 100% 100% 83.30% 91% 91%

Graduate Placement Rate

Graduation Year 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 3-Year Aggregate
Number of Students Employed as AT
10 4 8 7 19
Student Employment Rate as AT 66% 36% 80% 70% 61%
Number of Students Employed as Other 3  3 1 1 5
Student Employment Rate as Other 20% 27% 10% 10% 16%
Number of Students Not Employed 0 0 1 0 1
Student Non-employment Rate 0% 0% 10% 0% 3%