Athletic Training Major at Springfield College
The athletic training major, developed in 1975, is a challenging, competency-based, professional preparation program leading toward eligibility to take the Board of Certification (BOC®) Examination in Athletic Training. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
In addition to prescribed coursework, students complete clinical experience under the direct supervision of BOC-certified and Massachusetts licensed athletic trainers. This clinical experience is sequenced to facilitate learning of the theoretical and clinical competencies and problem-solving skills needed by the athletic trainer. The supervised clinical experiences take place in Springfield College athletic training rooms, as well as in off-campus, approved affiliate settings, including high schools and colleges.
Admission into the athletic training program (ATP) is competitive, with more applications than admission slots. Both first-year and transfer applicants who are admitted into the program enter directly into the major; there is no secondary selection process.
For more information about the undergraduate program in athletic training, contact Mary Barnum, Ed.D., at (413) 748-3763 or the Office of Admissions at (800) 343-1257.
Programs must meet or exceed a three year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC exam.
|FIELDS||2011-2012||2012-2013||2013-2014||3 YR AGGREGATE|
|Number of students graduating from program.||20||23||20||63|
|Number of students graduating from program who took examination.||19||23||20||62|
|Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.||18||21||17||56|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.||94.74||91.30||85.00||90.32|
|Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||19||23||18||60|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.||100.00||100.00||90.00||96.77|