The Athletic Training Program (ATP), offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE accreditation allows the student who graduates with a major (B.S.) in Athletic Training to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. The Athletic Training Major prepares students for this exam by addressing the required educational competencies and clinical proficiencies through a challenging curriculum that integrates classroom studies with clinical application.
The integration of theory with practice has led to a high success rate for our students on the BOC examination. Out of twenty ATP graduates in the past three years (2012-2015), eighteen took the BOC examination. Our first-time BOC examination pass rate for the previous three years is 72% (13 out of 18), and our overall pass rate is 83%.
The La Verne ATP is a five-semester program that begins in the spring of each year. Due to the specific sequence of courses that allows basic knowledge and skills to progress to advanced clinical levels, it is vital that all students interested in pursuing the Athletic Training Major be advised, at entrance, by a faculty advisor within the ATP. Students must communicate with that advisor on a regular basis.
Note: Fall 2016 will be the final class allowed to complete the Athletic Training Degree at the undergraduate level. The undergraduate Athletic Training Program will be transitioning to a Master’s Degree Athletic Training Program beginning in Fall, 2018. Students who have matriculated from an undergraduate program in Kinesiology or related fields will be excellent candidates for the Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree, although graduate of other majors are welcome as well. For further information, please contact the Athletic Training Program Director.