Athletic TrainingAthletic Training

Bachelor of Science Athletic Training

In keeping with Cal U's mission of building the character and career of students, the Athletic Training education 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 instruction with a special emphasis on the use of technology in the daily practice of Athletic Training.

In addition, we strive to produce entry-level athletic trainers who exhibit professionalism and the University's core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility, appreciate continuing education and are consumers of research.

The program has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education through 2019-2020.  We look forward to delivering the same quality Athletic Training education that Cal U has provided over the past 25 years.

The Board of Certification (BOC) is the governing agency that establishes and grants credentials to certified athletic trainers. To be granted the credentials ATC, students must graduate from a CAATE approved program and pass the BOC exam.

California's first time BOC pass rate:

3Yr. Aggregate
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
Number of students graduating from program
50
21
12
17
Number of students graduating from program who took examination
47
21
12
14
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt
30
11
9
10
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt
63.83
52.38
75
71.43
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts
44
19
11
14
Percentage of students who passes the examination regardless of the number of attempts
93.62
90.48
91.67
100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Training Education Program Highlights:

  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a SwimEx therapy pool, a Cybex rehabilitation area, and the latest in modalities and therapeutic exercise equipment.
  • 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.
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine coursework to become certified as a performance enhancement specialist (PES).

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

Michael Meyer PhD, LAT, ATC
Director,

Athletic Training Program 
Department of Health Science
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA  15419
724-938-4332