Lindenwood University athletic training students achieved a 100% pass rate for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)’s Board of Certifications examination in the 2020 testing cycle.
Nationwide, all athletic training students at both the undergraduate and graduate level sit for the same board exam to become certified and eligible for state licensure during their final semester or following graduation. Lindenwood students tested against both undergraduates and master’s students in their assessment.
In the 2020 test cycle, Lindenwood University students achieved a 100% pass rate, in comparison to the national average of 76%. Additionally, Lindenwood’s average over the past three years is also above the national average, with Lindenwood testers passing at 86% compared to the 76% national average.
Tom Godar, athletic training program director, shared that Lindenwood University earned a 100% pass rate on the BOC examination, meaning every student who tested passed the exam and achieved certification.
“Lindenwood University’s athletic training program continues to experience success at the highest level. The undergraduate program has a long-standing reputation for excellence, as demonstrated by student performance on the board examination and graduate placement rates,” Godar shared. “A new graduate program in athletic training will build on this foundation as we prepare the next era of highly-qualified and career-ready professional athletic trainers. The undergraduate program is beginning its transition to a graduate degree program, and the university plans to launch the new graduate program in Summer 2023.”
A complete list of program outcomes and pass rate information is available on the CAATE website.