Students training in gym

Accreditation & Outcomes

The Athletic Training Program in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE is the agency responsible for accreditation of professional Athletic Training programs. CAATE is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). After the last comprehensive review, the UNCW Athletic Training Program was granted the maximum 10-year accreditation. The next comprehensive review is scheduled for 2028.

CAATE

Performance on National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification Examination

This board exam leads to National Certification and State Licensure for Athletic Trainers.

BOC Pass rate, Student retention, graduation, and employment data

BOC Pass Rate

 

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

3 Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program.

15

11

6

32

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

15

11

6

32

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

13

11

5

29

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

87%

100%

83%

91%

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

14

11

6

30

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

93%

100%

100%

97%

Student Graduation Rate

 

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

3 Year Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

15

11

6

32

Student graduation rate (%)

94%

100%

100%

97%

Student Retention Rate

 

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

3 Year Aggregate

Number of students matriculated into program

16

18

9

43

Number of students graduating from program

15

11

6

32

Student retention and graduation rate (%)

94%

61%

67%

74%

Student Employment Rate

 

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

3 Year Aggregate

Number of students employed as AT

11

9

4

24

Student employment rate as AT (%)

73%

82%

80%

77%

Number of students employed as other

1

1

1

3

Student employment rate as other (%)

7%

9%

20%

10%

Number of students not employed

3

1

0

4

Students Not Employed Rate (%)

20%

9%

0

13%


Certification and Licensure

UNCW degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for applicable exams. However, requirements in other states may be different.

If you are considering a degree program that in order to qualify for a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time UNCW may or may not be able to advise whether the program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.