BS Kinesiology: Athletic Training

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Louisiana State University’s Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78731-3184 (phone #512-733-9700). Our most recent comprehensive re-accreditation review was in 2018-19 and was awarded a 10-year accreditation period (maximum possible for programs) with our next comprehensive review in 2028-29.

Board of Certification Pass-Rate Data

LSU’s program in athletic training is a flagship program in Louisiana and the nation for its reputation of its teaching facilities, faculty, clinical staff, and program graduates. This is accomplished through quality opportunities in the classroom and clinical settings, and most importantly, nationally recognized clinicians and faculty who are committed to each student’s overall success. 

Students  2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 11 12 11 35
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 10 10 11 33
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 8 5 10 24
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 80 50 91 73
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 10 6 11 30
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100 60 100 91
 

Last updated August 23, 2019
Important Notes About Pass Rate Data
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The aggregate pass rate is calculated by the number of graduates taking the exam divided by the number of graduates who pass the exam. The first time pass rate and total pass rate may be different than what is received by programs from the BOC in the Institution Pass Report (received each May). The BOC pass rate on previous reports from the BOC was calculated without regard to student cohort size and was based on the BOC exam year (April - February of each year). 

Program Retention Rates

Last Updated February 10, 2020
Important Notes about Program Retention Data: Measures the percentage of students who have enrolled in the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies in the program the following academic year. Programs must post the following data for the past three years on their website: the number of students who enrolled in the program, the number of students returning for each subsequent academic year, and the percentage of students returning for each subsequent academic year.

Graduation Year
Initial Cohort Year
2016-17
2014-15
2017-18
2015-16
2018-19
2016-17
3 yr aggregate
(2016-2019)
Number of students beginning program (cohort number) 15 18^ 19 51
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 13 14 13 39
Program retention rate (%) 86.66 76.47 68.42 76.47
Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 (if applicable) 11 13 12 36
Program retention rate (%) 73.33 76.47 63.16 70.58

 ^ One student from 2014-15 was reinstated in Spring 2016 with the 2015-2016 initial cohort; original cohort was 17.

Student Graduation and Employment Rate
Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

Fields 2016-2017 2017-2018  2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 11 12  11 35
Student Graduation Rate (%) 73 71  58 69

 

Student Employment Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.
Employment rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

Fields 2016-2017 2017-2018  2018-2019 3 yr aggregate
Number of students Employed as AT 9 7  9 27
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 82 54  50 63
Number of students employed as other 1 2  1 4
Student Employment Rate as other (%) 9 15  6 9
Number of students not employed 0 0  1 1
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 0 0  6 2

 

Federal Regulations Disclosure – LSU’s Athletic Training Program

The LSU School of Kinesiology’s Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the only body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit athletic training education programs in the United States. The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) is currently accredited by CAATE, and has begun a voluntary closure and transitioning into the MSAT. LSU’s BSAT and MSAT programs meet the educational requirements for professional regulatory requirements to practice athletic training in 49 states and the District of Columbia; currently there is no regulation for legal athletic training practice in California. Individuals must be legally recognized by the appropriate state regulatory agency prior to practicing athletic training. The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination is recognized by all Athletic Trainer state regulatory agencies to meet their exam requirement. Compliance with state regulatory requirements is mandatory and the only avenue to legal athletic training practice. The BSAT and MSAT program works with students to ensure they meet all applicable state licensure requirements. Applicants and students are encouraged to refer to their state licensing board for more information about licensure requirements. State licensing boards can be found by visiting the Board of Certification, Inc.

Students can file a complaint (after going through the grievance policies of the institution) to SACS using the following form sent via ground mail to: 

President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097

And to the state authorization agency (if a distance education student and are unable to resolve the complaint through the grievance policies of the institution) using the following form to:

Louisiana Board of Regents 
P.O. Box 3677 
Baton Rouge, LA
70821-3677 
ATTN: SARA Student Complaints 

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