Accreditation Statement

In January 2017, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education approved Temple University’s request for the degree-level change to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.  The program is currently accredited and in good standing.

Important Program Information

Students are required to meet the health, immunization and background check requirements of the Athletic Training program, the College of Public Health and Temple University annually.

The technical standards for the MSAT program are published in the student handbook. The technical standards can be found on page 31.

Mission

The mission of the Temple University Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is to provide a rigorous intellectual and diverse learning environment in which students develop skills and acquire knowledge of inclusive patient-centered clinical practice concepts. The evidence-based curriculum prepares students through engaged learning, scholarly pursuits and immersive clinical experiences to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning, promotion of best practices, and transformative leadership in an ever-evolving healthcare environment.

Program Goals

1. To prepare graduates for successful clinical practice​.

  A. Provide patient-centered care utilizing evidence-based medicine.

  B. Utilize reflective practice and healthcare informatics for quality improvement.

  C. Facilitate the evolution of athletic training relative to its position in public health.

2. To prepare graduates to be leaders and advocates to enhance clinical and patient outcomes​.

  A. Provide patient-centered education to empower navigation of the healthcare system.

  B. Promote personal and professional value as an athletic trainer.

  C. Establish an environment that promotes collaboration in interprofessional practice.

3. To prepare graduates to practice with cultural competence and professional integrity.​

  A. Identify and describe cultural practices that may influence healthcare for various populations.

  B. Recognize individual patient characteristics to facilitate care.

  C. Provide athletic training services according to standards of practice, ethics and law.

4. To prepare graduates to advance the athletic training profession.

  A. Synthesize current research to inform clinical practice.

  B. Educate the community about the profession of athletic training.

  C. Promote an environment of lifelong learning through professional development and scholarship.

Student BOC Pass Rate

Programs must meet or exceed a 3-year aggregate of 70%. Note: 2017-18 was the first academic year that includes both BSAT and MSAT graduates.

Number of students graduating from the program

Number of students graduating from program who took examination

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of attempts

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

2016-2017

19

19

16

84

16

84

2017-2018

21

18

14

78

14

78

2018-2019

35

33

24

73

28

85

3-year aggregate

75

70

54

77

58

83

Student Graduation and Retention Rates

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”).  This data does include students who started in the Athletic Training degree who permanently transferred out of the major, who may have gone on to graduate in this timeframe from another major program.

Graduation Year

Number of Students Graduating

Student Graduation Rate

Student Retention Rate

2016-2017

19

95%

68%

2017-2018

21

78%

67%

2018-2019

35

38%

55%

3-year aggregate

75

54%

63%

Student Employment Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate is the percentage of students within six months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories.

  • Employed as an athletic trainer
  • Employed as other
  • Not employed

Employment rate is calculated as the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer (AT) or Employed as an AT and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a “not employed” status, due to military service and deceased).

Number of students employed as AT

Student employment rate as AT (%)

Number of students employed as other

Student employment rate as other (%)

Number of students not employed

Student not employed rate (%)

2016-2017

14

74

4

21

0

0

2017-2018

12

55

5

23

2

9

2018-2019

20

61

5

15

0

0

3-year aggregate

46

62

14

19

2

3

College of Public Health Accreditation

Temple’s College of Public Health is fully accredited by CEPH. The college is one of only two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the College of Public Health’s accreditations.

The logo for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, a non-profit organization whose mission is to define, assess and improve athletic training education.