Athletic Training | Kent State University

Athletic Training

Athletic Training offers a bachelor’s degree program specializing in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers who work as part of a health care team to provide quality care in a variety of health care settings. We offer a challenging curriculum preparing students for careers in the athletic training profession and related fields. Athletic trainers are certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) and licensed in the state of Ohio by the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers’ Board. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

KSU ATP receives High-Fidelity Simulated Patient (ALEX)

Program Information

General Information
Athletic trainers are health care professionals that work with physicians and other health care professionals to help individuals return safely to sport, recreational, or work activity. Athletic trainers typically work in places where physically active people are found, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, and many more. Employment is projected to grow 37 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, because of their role in preventing injuries and reducing healthcare costs.

Pre-Professional Phase
In the Pre-professional Phase, the student completes a directed observation year. The Professional Phase begins after formal admission into the ATP (Athletic Training Program) and includes clinical courses and clinical educational experiences under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

Professional Phase
Once accepted into the Professional Phase of the ATP, students will begin the formal clinical education courses which are outlined in our ATP Academic Roadmap.


 

CAATE

BOC EXAM PASS RATE STATISTICS

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

3-Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

8

20

19

47

Number of students graduating from program who took the exam

8

20

19

47

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

7

19

16

42

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

88%

95%

84%

89%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

8

20

17

45

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of number of attempts

100%

100%

89%

96%

 

 

Contact Information

Jeffrey Huston, Ed.D., AT, FNS
ATP Program Director
266A MACC Annex
330-672-1221
jhuston2@kent.edu