Athletic Training Major
Final class for the undergraduate athletic training major at Truman was accepted Fall 2016 — see our Master of Athletic Training Program.
Truman’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon graduation, 100% of our students are employed or enter into graduate programs in athletic training. Our program prepares you to sit for the athletic training Board of Certification (BOC) exam, and upon passing the exam, you will be a certified athletic trainer.
To become a certified athletic trainer, you must pass the national BOC exam. Truman is very proud of our students’ performance on this exam. See the table below to learn more about our success.
|Academic Year||Number of Students||Pass Rate on First Attempt||Overall Pass Rate|
|2015-2016||7||6:7 or 86%||100%|
|2014-2015||8||7:8 or 88%||88%|
|2013-2014||3||3:3 or 100%||100%|
|2012-2013||5||5:5 or 100%||100%|
|2011-2012||4||4:4 or 100%||100%|
The national average for first-time test takers is 82.5%.
Our program prepares you to work in a variety of settings, such as:
- professional sports teams
- large universities
- high schools
- performing arts
- physician offices
22 March 2017 | 7:52 pm
Two athletic training students won scholarship awards at the 2017 MAATA Annual Symposium and Conference in La Vista, NE. Aaron Patterson (junior) and Paige Clawson (junior) were each awarded the 2017 Professional MAATA Scholarship Award. This award is based on GPA, athletic training service, community service, and research.
1 March 2017 | 9:53 pm
Katie Hirsch is a recent graduate from the exercise physiology master’s program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Working under the direction of Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan, she conducts research in the areas of exercise, nutrition, and body composition in athletic and clinical populations, with special interests in exercise and nutritional supplementation to […]