In addition to completing the curriculum coursework, students earning their Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training will be required to participate in clinical rotations each semester. Students will assist in practice, game and athletic training room coverage on a daily basis.
As a sophomore, junior, and senior, the athletic training students will be assigned to work with a specific team and must remain dedicated to the athletic training clinical schedule provided by the student’s supervising athletic trainer. Students may also have the opportunity to travel to events with teams and assist the supervising certified athletic trainer. With over 50 athletic programs, athletic training students obtain extensive experience with various sports including men’s and women’s, non-contact and equipment intensive, and individual and team sports.
Also, as a senior, the athletic training students will be placed in three off-campus internships in various athletic training settings, such as a physical therapy clinic, physician’s office, and high school. Transportation and expenses associated with all internships will be the responsibility of the student.
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program will have their clinical skills continually evaluated throughout the academic program. Clinical skills will be routinely evaluated through simulated and integrated opportunities in lab coursework, as well as Clinical Experience courses.
Prior to being approved to take the BOC examination, students must successfully complete (75% score or higher) a comprehensive oral practical examination during their senior year focused on evaluating their clinical skills in injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, and rehabilitation. Students achieving a passing score will be approved by the Program Director to sit for the Board of Certification exam. Students will be scheduled for this senior practical prior to their first available scheduling period for the BOC.
Additional test opportunities for students failing to achieve a passing grade on their first attempt will be offered every six to eight weeks. Lindenwood University’s current three year aggregate BOC first time pass rate is 75%.
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