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Bachelor of Science Athletic Training

The CAATE accredited athletic training education program prepares the student for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination.

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Bachelor of Science Athletic Training

Program Update

The Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has mandated that the entry-level Athletic Training (AT) degree be changed from the bachelors to the masters level by 2022. Based on this mandate, the current Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Athletic Training Program was phased out after the enrollment of the fall 2017 freshmen pre-professional athletic training class and is no longer taking new students. The last BS in Athletic Training cohort will graduate Spring 2021. All degree requirements for the BS in Athletic Training must be met by May 2021.

Salem State University aspires to offer a Professional Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). The MSAT Program has been approved by Salem State University, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and the CAATE. Salem State University plans to accept the first Professional MSAT cohort to start fall 2021. Please contact Professor Kevin J. Silva to find out more about the future MSAT Program. 

Students interested in preparing for admission to the MSAT are encouraged to enroll in the Exercise Science: Pre-rehabilitation Sciences within the sport and movement science department.

About Salem State's BS in Athletic Training Program

The CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program prepares the student for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination. The last cohort to graduate from the BS in AT program will be graduating in May of 2021. The sequencing of athletic training courses takes three and one-half years to complete. In addition to required courses as indicated in this course sequence, this program requires the completion of 850 hours of on-site clinical experiences. This program has limited enrollment, a secondary application process, and specific requirements for admission and retention. Please see our Admission and Retention Policy for details.

NOTE: A felony conviction could affect eligibility to sit for the BOC examination and make an applicant ineligible for a license from the Mass. Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals

Additional Program Costs

The following list of expenses are the approximate costs to the student associated with the Professional BSAT Program, not all expenses listed apply to all students. It is the AT student’s responsibility to cover all associated expenses related to the program. Please note that expenses may vary depending on location of clinical site(s) and the individual student’s living situation.

  • Annual residential parking pass = $400.00 - 600.00/year (students living on campus)
  • Commuter parking pass = $170.00/year
  • Transportation = $500.00/semester (varies per clinical site)
  • Professional AT attire = $150.00
  • NATA student membership = $85.00
  • Student name tag = $9.00
  • AT medical supplies/equipment = $150.00
  • BOC online self-assessment examination = $120.00
  • ECC Certification = $85.00
  • Physical examination = $75.00/variable cost based on student’s insurance
  • Annual tuberculosis test = $15.00
  • Annual influenza vaccination = $15.00
  • Annual professional liability insurance = $15.00 (purchased through SSU)
  • Criminal background check/finger printing = up to $75.00 (more than one CORI or SORI check may be required depending on clinical placement)

For a complete list of program policies, procedures, and requirements reference the Athletic Training Program Handbook, which is publicly available in the SMS department or contact Professor Kevin J. Silva for additional information.

The Salem State University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3184
Phone: 512.733.9700

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Athletic Training Program Outcome Data

Athletic Training Program Outcome Data

BOC Pass Rate Data

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr total
Number of students who graduated from the AT Program 3 3 3 12
Number of students who took the exam 6 3 3 12
Number of students who passed first time 6 2 3 11
Number of students who passed overall 6 2 3 11

First-time BOC pass rate: 92%

Overall BOC pass rate: 92%

AT Program Retention Data (Professional Phase) 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr total
Number of students beginning program 4 5 10 19
Number of student returning for subsequent year 2 4 5 9 18
Program retention rate (%) 100% 100% 90% 95%
Number of student returning for subsequent year 3 3 3 7 13
Program retention rate (%) 75% 60% 70% 68%

 

AT Program Graduation Data 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr total
Number of students admitted to AT program 4 5 10 19
Number of students graduated from AT program 3 3 7 13
Student graduation rate (%) 75% 60% 70% 68%

 

AT Program Employment Data 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 3 yr total
Number of students employed as AT 2 2 5 9
Number employment rate as AT (%) 67% 67% 71% 69%
Number of students employed as other 1 1 2 2
Student employment rate as other (%) 33% 33% 29% 15%
Number of students not employed 0 0 0 0
Student not employed rate (%) 0% 0% 0% 0%

Overall employment/placement rate: 100%

Employment as an athletic trainer rate: 69%

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