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The Keene State College Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blve., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. Students who graduate with a degree in Athletic Training are eligible to take the BOC (Board of Certification) Athletic Training Certification Examination. The program prepares students for athletic training positions in educational, professional sport, military/law enforcement training, performing arts and clinical settings, as well as for graduate programs in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics or other Medical and Allied Health fields.

The Athletic Training Education (ATE) program was notified on March 8, 2016, the accreditation status has changed from being in good standing to probation. The ATE will be required to submit both an analytic progress report and an action plan on or before June 1st. While we are disappointed by this action, the ATE must continue to ensure students are prepared for the Board of Certification exam. As we move forward we are confident that the program will return to good standing. Rest assured, the program is not at risk of losing its accreditation.

The ATE will continue to assess the needs of the program and the students enrolled. The faculty will work with the college to ensure that the program can provide the necessary support structure for students success and readiness to earn a degree in athletic training and pass the examination on the first attempt.

Board of Certification Examination Passing Rate

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 3 Yr Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 13 14 8 35
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 7 11 6 24
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt . 54% 79% 75% 69%
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of attempts. 12 13 Pending Pending
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of attempts. 92% 93% Pending Pending

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Dorothy Carrien
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435