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), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100; Austin, TX 787-3184. The MAT program’s next comprehensive review is during the 2028-2029 academic year. CAATE Accredited Program

Board of Certification (BOC) Exam Pass Rate Data

(Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education - Pass Rate)

Exam Pass Rate Data
Graduation year Number of students graduating. Number of students graduating who took the examination. Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. National percentage of candidates who passed the examination on the first attempt.
2012-
2013
22 22 22 100% 82.9%
2013-
2014
25 25 25 100% 80.7%
2014-
2015
23 23 23 100% 82.7%
2015-
2016
25 25 24 100% 83.6%
2016-
2017
24 24 24 100% 80.8%
2017-
2018
21 21 18 100% 77.8%
2018-
2019
23 23 20 100% 81.0%
2019-
2020
18 18 17 94.4% -
3 year
aggregate
62 62 55 88.7%  

Note: National Data for the BOC exam (Board of Certification Reports)are not reported until approximately 1 year after the MAT students have graduated (e.g. Graduate May 2019, BOC data available May 2020).

 

Student Graduation & Retention Rate

The following definitions from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) apply to the table below:

  1. Student graduation rate: Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time degree-seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree within 150% (3 years) of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
  2. On-time graduation rate: Percentage of students who graduated within the “normal time” (2 years) for completing the program.
  3. Student retention rate: Measures the percentage of students who have been admitted to the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies in the program the following academic year. 
Retention and Graduation Rate
Graduation year Number of students graduating Student graduation rate (%) Student on-time graduation rate (%) Student retention rate (%)
2012-
2013
22 79% 76% 76%
2013-
2014
25 86% 86% 86%
2014-
2015
23 85% 74% 74%
2015-
2016
25 89% 79% 79%
2016-
2017
24 89% 85% 85%
2017-
2018
21 95% 91% 91%
2018-
2019
23 93% 85% 94%
2019-
2020
18 94% 94% 94%
3 year
aggregate
62 94% 94% 94%  

 

 

Student Employment Rate

The following definition from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) apply to the table below:

  1. Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within six months of graduation who have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed
Graduate Placement Rate
Graduation year Number of students graduating. Number of students employed as AT. Student employment rate as AT (%). Number of students employed as other. Student employment rate as other (%). Number of students not employed Student employment rate as not employed (%).
2012-
2013
22 22 100% 0 0% 0 0%
2013-
2014
25 23 92% 1 4% 1 4%
2014-
2015
23 23 100% 0 0% 0 0%
2015-
2016
25 23 92% 0 0% 1 4%
2016-
2017
24 24 100% 0 0% 0 0%
2017-
2018
21 21 100% 0 0% 0 0%
2018-
2019
23 22 96% 0 0% 1 5%
2019-
2020
18 17 94% 0 0% 1 5%
3 year
aggregate
62 61 98% 0 0% 1  5%