Athletic Training

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General information

The athletic training program is an integral part of the Program in Exercise Science and the College of Health Sciences whose mission is to educate excellent, ethical health care providers. This mission, coupled with a dedication to recruiting and retaining students from diverse backgrounds, serves as the template for excellence in education and diversity. The mission of the athletic training program is to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active through prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The athletic training major supports the mission and educational philosophy of Marquette University and strives to develop men and women who have a allegiance to life long learning, and who will dedicate their lives to the service of others.

Accreditation Status

Marquette’s athletic training major was reaccredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education during the 2009-2010 academic year for the maximum timeframe of 10 years. The next reaccreditation assessment will occur in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Athletic Training Certification / Licensure

Athletic Trainers in Wisconsin and most states must be licensed as an Athletic Trainer by the Department of Regulation and Licensing in order to practice in that state.  To be granted an Athletic Training license to practice, individuals must achieve a passing score on the Athletic Training Certification exam administered by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).  Graduates of Marquette’s Athletic Training major are eligible to challenge the NATABOC Certification exam at the end of their undergraduate major.

Marquette Athletic Training students have compiled an impressive pass-rate on this examination over the years.  The exam pass rates for first-time test-takers are listed below for Marquette graduates and the national average for all takers:

Academic Year

Marquette Athletic Training major graduates who challenged the NATABOC Certification Examination

Graduates Passing on First Attempt

Overall Graduates Passing on any attempt

National Average first-time passing

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Percent

Recent
3-year aggregate

36

35

97.2

36

100

75.3

2012-2013

14

14

100

14

100

80.9

2011-2012

10

10

100

10

100

82.3

2010-2011

12

11

91.7

12

100

60.7

2009-2010

7

6

85.7

7

100

43.3

2008-2009

13

13

100

14

100

51.5

 

Marquette Athletic Training Exam Statistics from the CAATE website as of 5-7-2014

Major in Athletic Training learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

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ATHLETIC TRAINING

Contact Athletic Training

Athletic Training Major
College of Health Sciences
Cramer Hall, 215
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Phone: (414) 288-5069
Fax: (414) 288-6079