Athletic Training, B.S.
Undergraduate Studies

Program Overview

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for this program.


Combining scientific inquiry, theoretical knowledge, and clinical practice, Immaculata’s Athletic Training major trains students in evidence-based practices to prevent, diagnose, and treat various conditions in physically active individuals. Grounded in the mission of Immaculata University, students will receive an education rooted in Christian core values, academic rigor, and ethical integrity.

Clinical Education Experiences:

You will complete five clinical education experiences, totaling at least 800 hours, in local high schools, colleges, and medical facilities. Prior to starting a clinical experience, you will be required to get a child abuse clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, and drug screening.

You should be aware that these items have associated fees (Background checks and drug screenings are approximately $25-60). You will also need to pay fees for liability insurance ($20-35), professional organization membership ($90), appropriate athletic training attire (varied), and travel to clinical education sites (varied).

Career Potential

Demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase significantly over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to athletic trainers’ role in preventing injuries and reducing health care costs. Athletic trainers are also in demand because their skills can be employed in a variety of contexts:

  • Schools
  • Professional sports
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Military

Curriculum

View the course requirements on the Course Sequence Sheet.

Accreditation

Immaculata University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to voluntarily withdraw its accreditation effective August 22, 2019. The program will remain on probation until the withdrawal is effective and the program is closed.

The program’s BOC examination aggregate data for the most recent three test cycle years:

2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-20172017-20183 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from the program4447516
Number of students graduating from program who took examination3235311
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt212125
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt675067206745
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts222125
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts6710067206745

Student Graduation Rate
Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-20172017-20183 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from the program4447516
Student Graduate Rate (%)100%100%67%88%83%80%

Student Employment Rate
Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.

Employment rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-20172017-20183 Year Aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT211023
Student Employment Rate as AT (%)50%25%25%0%40%19%
Number of students employed as other212316
Student Employment Rate as other (%)50%25%50%43%20%38%
Number of students not employed021405
Students Not Employed (%)0%50%25%57%0%31%

Admission Requirements

Please note: We are no longer accepting students into this program.

Prior admissions standards can be found in the Student Handbook below.

Program Completion Requirements

To remain in the program, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and achieve a C or better in all coursework required by the athletic training major (all athletic training courses, BIOL 209/210; EXS 201, 302, 303, 304, 305; FNU 208, 317; and PSY 101, 208, 357).

For more information, please see the Athletic Training Program Student Handbook.

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