Board of Certification Exam Passing Rate

Athletic training students who successfully complete the Western Michigan University athletic training program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination.

Western Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 1, 2019, by CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. According to CAATE Accreditation Standards, the three-year aggregate for first-time passing rate should be 70%. WMU's current three-year aggregate first-time pass rate is 68%.

Probation FAQ.

BOC pass rate table

Once a BOC ID is matched to each student in a cohort, and the student has taken the BOC exam, this table will populate from data directly from the BOC. The aggregate pass rate is calculated by the number of graduates taking the exam divided by the number of graduates who pass the exam. Important note: The first time pass rate and total pass rate may be different than what was previously received by programs from the BOC in the Institution Pass Report . The BOC pass rate on previous reports from the BOC was calculated without regard to student cohort and was based on the BOC exam year (April-February of each year). BOC pass rate data posted on the program's website MUST match the data on this table.

Programs must meet or exceed a three year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC exam.

Student BOC pass rate

  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 6 13 10 15 10 13 12 35
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 6 12 10 14 10 12 12 34
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 6 7 5 11 7 11 5 23
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 100 58 50 79 70 92 42 68
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 6 11 7 12 8 11 8 27
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 92 70 80 80 92 67 79

Student graduation and employment rate

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).

  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 6 13 10 15 10 13 12 35
Student Graduation Rate (%) 75 100 100 88 67 87 80 78

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 who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 5 5 2 11 4 9 5 18
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 83 56 67 79 67 69 48 58
Number of students employed as other 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 3
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 0 11 33 14 0 15 8 10
Number of students not employed 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 4
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 17 33 0 7 33 8 8 13

Program retention rate

The program retention rate measures the percentage of students who have enrolled in the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies in the program the following academic year. Year 2 is marked by students enrolled in HPHE 4020. Year 3 is marked by students enrolled in HPHE 4040.

Student ATPP retention rate

  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 3 yr aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 15 15 15 45
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 12 14 14 40
Program retention rate (%) 80 93 93 89
Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 10 13 14 37
Program retention rate (%) 67 87 93 82

*Updated March 2019

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