Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

 Retention and Graduation Rates 

Year

Students Admitted

Graduates

Retention Rate

Graduation Rate

2017-2018

19

17

84%

89%

2018-2019

17

14

84%

82%

2019-2020

14

7

78%

50%

 

Graduate Placement of Appalachian State University Athletic Training Graduates

Year

Employed as Athletic Trainer

Enlisted in Military

Employed, other than as Athletic Trainer

Employed as Student

2017-2018

11 (69%)

1 (6%)

1 (6%)

2 (13%)

2018-2019

7 (50%)

0 (0%)

6 (42%)

1 (7%)

2019-2020

4 (67%)

0 (0%)

1 (17%)

1 (17%)

BOC Examination Results

  • 2017-2020 First Time Pass Rate: 69%
  • 2017-2020 Overall Pass Rate:  86%

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

3-yr Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program

17

14

6

37

Number of students graduating from program who took examination

15

14

6

35

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

11

7

5

23

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt

73

50

83

69

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

14

9

6

29

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

93

64

100

86

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1:  Demonstrate knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes to achieve optimal health outcomes in diverse patient populations.

  • 1.1:  Students will synthesize content required for clinical decision-making.
  • 1.2:  Students will develop the knowledge and skills to provide quality patient care for individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds in an equitable, effective and respectful manner.
  • 1.3:  Students will demonstrate patient-centered clinical decision-making with progressing independence as they transition to practice.

Goal 2:  Become highly qualified Athletic Trainers engaged in critical thinking and scientific inquiry to advance their knowledge and capacity for evidence-based practice.

  • 2.1:  Students will describe the contributions of clinical expertise, patient values, and available research towards decision making within clinical settings.
  • 2.2:  Students will develop and answer focused clinical questions in a thorough and systematic manner using both pre-existing evidence and original discovery.
  • 2.3:  Students will implement care plans for patients that are guided by all components of evidence-based practice.
  • 2.4:  Students will participate in the dissemination of clinically relevant scholarship.

Goal 3: Incorporate information and communication technologies integral in today’s healthcare industry into clinical decision-making, patient care, and healthcare systems evaluation and improvement.

  • 3.1:  Students will apply current laws and regulations regarding healthcare communications.
  • 3.2:  Students will utilize an electronic health record for documentation of patient evaluation, care, and outcomes.
  • 3.3:  Students will apply contemporary principles and practices of health informatics to the administration and delivery of patient care.

Goal 4: Work as valued members of interprofessional practice teams.

  • 4.1:  Students will explain the different roles, expertise, and responsibilities of healthcare professionals.
  • 4.2:  Students will communicate effectively and respectfully with peers and other healthcare professionals.
  • 4.3:  Students will utilize an effective and reflective teamwork approach to provide patient-centered care.

Goal 5: Become an engaged and responsible member of the community through ethical professional conduct, and reflective, on-going self-evaluation and professional development.

  • 5.1:  Students will demonstrate professional demeanor by interacting appropriately with patients, healthcare providers, and colleagues and make sound decisions.
  • 5.2:  Students will be actively engaged in their professional development and be able to self-assess and plan for their personal goals and professional practice.