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.
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:
Test Year Marquette Pass Rate National Average
2011-12 100% 82.3%
2010-11 91.7% 60.7%
2009-10 85.7% 43.3%
2008-09 100% 51.5%
2007-08 ---** 69.6
2006-07 100% 48.5%**In 2007-08, less than 5 students from Marquette sat for the exam, so official score summaries are not reported to the school by the testing agency to preserve confidentiality.
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