Accreditation

Athletic Training Accreditation

The Colby-Sawyer College Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who graduate with a degree in Athletic Training are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Training Certification Examination. The Athletic Training Program’s status with the CAATE is Active- In Good Standing.

BOC Exam Scores

The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) provides a certification program for the profession of Athletic Training. For more information, visit the BOC Exam website. Programs are required by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education to meet or exceed a three-year aggregate of 70 % first-time passing rate on the BOC exam.

Pass Rate Table
CAATE-defined Fields 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 11 3 4 18
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 11 3 4 18
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 9 3 4 16
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 82% 100% 100% 89%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 11 3 4 18
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100% 100% 100% 100%

Historical BOC data is available in the Athletic Training Outcomes Report.

Student Graduation, Retention and Employment Rate

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate (from U.S. 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 percent 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 (excludes students with a deceased or Leave of Absence (medical) status).

*Beginning in the fall of 2014, the program switched from a secondary admittance for the Athletic Training major to a direct admittance.
Graduation Rate Table
CAATE-defined Fields *2016-17 *2017-18 *2018-19 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 11 3 4 18
Student Graduation Rate 73% 30% 57% 56%

Historical graduation rates are available in the Athletic Training Outcomes Report.

Retention Rate

Measures the percentage of students who have been admitted to the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies the following academic year.

* Beginning in the fall of 2014, the program switched from a secondary admittance for the Athletic Training major to a direct admittance.
Retention Rate Table
CAATE-defined Fields 2016-17 *2017-18 *2018-19 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 15 10 7 32
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 13 5 5 23
Program retention rate (%) 87% 50% 50% 72%
Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 (if applicable) 11 4 5 20
Program retention rate (%) 85% 80% 80% 87%
Number of students returning for subsequent year 4 (if applicable) 4 5 9
Program retention rate (%) 100% 100%
Employment Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: percentage of students within six-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 an 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).

Employment Rate Table
CAATE-defined Fields 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 3 Year Aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 10 3 4 17
Student Employment Rate as AT 83% 100% 100% 89%
Number of students employed as other 2 0 0 2
Student Employment Rate as other 17% 0 0 11%
Number of students not employed 0 0 0 0
Student Not Employment Rate 0 0 0 0

Historical employment rates are available in the Athletic Training Outcomes Report.