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In keeping with Cal U's mission of building the character and career of students, the Professional Athletic Training Program educates clinically competent, entry-level athletic trainers who are capable of serving the community in a variety of employment settings.

Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses didactic and clinical education while we strive to produce athletic trainers who exhibit professionalism and the University's core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility. Our graduates should appreciate the value of continuing education and are consumers of research.

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The program was established in 1982 and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  We look forward to delivering the same quality Athletic Training education that Cal U has provided over the past 34 years. 

The athletic training program at CalU has submitted notification to the accrediting agency CAATE to make the transition to the professional master’s degree.

Upon completion of the 4-year degree, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam, the Board of Certification (BOC) and apply for a state medical license to practice.

Cal U's first time BOC pass rate:

 

3Yr. Aggregate

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

Number of students graduating from program

54

19

20

15

Number of students graduating from program who took examination

53

18

20

15

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

36

14

13

9

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

68%

78%

65%

60%

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

49

17

19

13

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

92

94

95

87


State-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a SwimEx therapy pool, a Cybex, and the latest in modalities and therapeutic exercise equipment.

Athletic Training Program Highlights:

  • Excellent reputation in athletic training circles.
  • Specialized coursework in injury evaluation taught by a board certified sports medicine physician. Other allied health professionals involved with the program include nurses, nurse practitioners, family medicine physicians, paramedics, physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, dentists and more.

For more information or to schedule a meeting with the program director, contact: 

Kayla Shinew PhD, AT, ROT
Athletic Training Program Director 
Department of Health Science
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA  15419
724-938-4823
shinew@calu.edu

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