Program Goals and Outcomes

Vision

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATP) at the University of Arkansas to produce competent evidence-based health care professionals who treat the physically active.

Program Goals

Goal 1: Maintain appropriate rates for passing the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) examination, student retention, graduation, and employment.

Goal 2: The GATP will promote a sense of service to the profession and community at large.

Goal 3: The GATP will foster clinical decision-making and critical thinking among students.

Goal 4: The GATP will promote scholarly work and scientific inquiry among students.

Goal 5: The GATP will provide high quality instruction to students.

Accreditation

Seal of CAATE Accredited Program

The University of Arkansas Master of Athletic Training Program has been continuously accredited since 2005 by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and has excellent student outcomes.

Student BOC Pass Rate

  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 3-yr aggregrate
Number of students graduating from program 12 17 14 15 21 18 20 18 56
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 12 17 14 15 21 17 20 18 55
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 12 17 14 14 20 15 20 18 53
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 100 100 100 93 95 88 100 100 96
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 12 17 14 15 20 16 20 18 54
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100 100 100 100 95 94 100 100 98

 

Student Graduation Rate

  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 3-yr aggregate
Number of students graduation from program 12 17 14 15 21 18 20 18 56
Student Graduation Rate (%) 100 100 100 100 100 95 100 100 98

 

Graduate Employment/Placement Rate

  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 3-yr aggregate
Number of Students Employed as AT 11 16 14 15 19 16 18 16 50
Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%) 92 94 100 100 90 89 90 89 89
Number of students employed as other 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Student Employment/Placement rate as other (%) 0 6 0 0 0 11 0 0 4
Number of students not employed 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2

 

Program Retention Rate

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 3-yr aggregate
Number of students beginning M.A.T. program 20 18 19 57
Number of students returning for year 2 of M.A.T. program 20 18 19 57
M.A.T. program retention rate (%) 100 100 100 100