Accreditation and Outcomes | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The TTUHSC Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North Washington, DC 20006. The MAT program’s next comprehensive review is during the 2028-2029 academic year. CAATE Accredited Program

Program Information and Outcomes

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) makes certain information on the effectiveness of the program available publicly. These measures of performance include retention, graduation, certification examination results and employment information for a three-year period. All current TTUHSC MAT program information and outcomes can be found here:

A Note About BOC Pass Rate

Successfully passing the Board of Certification (BOC) exam is a critical step to practicing athletic training legally in most states in the US. The BOC pass rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates taking the exam by the number of graduates who pass the exam both on the first attempt and otherwise. First-time pass rate is considered one of the most important measures of program effectiveness and this value demonstrates the degree to which those who complete the program are prepared to successfully challenge the certification exam.

Since program inception, over 90% of all TTUHSC program graduates have passed the BOC on the first attempt, including a streak of 100% pass rate for five consecutive years from 2011-2015 and six out of seven from 2011-2017. For reference, since 2004, BOC national first-time pass rate has ranged from 39.1%-83.9% with the TTUHSC MAT program outpacing the national mean by an average of 22% since 2004.