Athletic Training Program

The Athletic Training Program is an undergraduate Major for Minot State University. The Athletic Training Program requires 120 credits within the major including the student's general education courses. This Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education To be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam students must graduate from a CAATE accredited program. The Athletic Training Program allows for relationships with local hospitals, clinics, and high schools to provide a comprehensive clinical experience for athletic training majors.

Accreditation Status
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Athletic Training is a professional entry-level program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Minot State University is no longer accepting applications for the athletic training program, please visit with one of our faculty to learn more about majors within the Kinesiology Program. (November 14th, 2018)

"Minot State University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective May 2022. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed."

** Completing the program does not guarantee passage of the very rigorous and competitive exam, and for that reason we strongly advise a double major.

Athletic Training Program Mission
The Minot State University Athletic Training Program's mission is to provide students with an educational experience that will allow them to successfully complete the Board of Certification, Inc.Exam. The Mission of the Athletic Training Program at Minot State University incorporates the University mission to advance knowledge, as well as the critical and creative thinking skills of the Athletic Training Majors.

Minot State University Athletic Training Program Goals

  1. To provide a comprehensive Athletic Training Program that will allow students to successfully complete the Board of Certification, Inc. Exam.
  2. To prepare competent Athletic Trainers who are involved in acting and reflecting on the athletic training educational competencies and content knowledge that they have acquired.
  3. To educate students on the National Athletic Trainers Associations Code of Ethics.
  4. To provide students with the clinical and sideline skills required to successfully performing the duties of an Athletic Trainer.
  5. The Athletic Training major is directly related to the Corporate Fitness major and the Physical Education major at Minot State University. The relationships exist with sharing a common faculty from Instructors to the Dean, sharing a facility with the programs, sharing students within the program, shared equipment, and a shared vision and mission with the Department and University.

The Minot State University Athletic Training Program's mission to provide students with an educational experience through the completion of a curriculum geared towards the BOC, Inc. Exam is directly linked to the mission of the North Dakota University Systems Roundtable by sharing and application of knowledge to foster a vital future for students and the community. The practical application nature of the athletic training program is directly linked to the mission of the NDUS Roundtable's mission of "enhancing the quality of life for all those we serve and the economic and social vitality of North Dakota through the discovery, sharing and application of knowledge"(Strategic Plan, P. 5, April 3, 2008). Faculty and Clinical Faculty teaching and guiding students in a learning environment in which students are socially engaged with community members is a prime example of the Roundtables Mission at work in the Minot State University's Athletic Training Program.

Athletic Training Program Objectives
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Program will

  • Be knowledgeable in risk management and injury prevention
  • Identify pathology of injuries and illnesses
  • Demonstrate skills in orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis
  • Recognize and treat medical conditions and disabilities
  • Demonstrate the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to care for acute injuries and illnesses
  • Describe uses of various therapeutic modalities and demonstrate appropriate use of therapeutic modalities
  • Identify the appropriate use of conditioning and rehabilitative exercise
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for psychosocial intervention and referral
  • Identify the nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses
  • Demonstrate skills in health care administration
  • Be knowledgeable about professional development and responsibility

Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates

   2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
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2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
3 yr
aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 4 7 2 2 2 3 3 8
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 4 7 2 2 2 3 3 8
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 4 5 2 2 0 1 3 4
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 100 71 100 100 0 33 100 50
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 4 6 2 2 0 3 3 6
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 100 86 100 100 0 100 100 75

Student Graduation Rate
Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

   2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
3 yr
aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 4 7 2 2 2 3 3 8
Student Graduation Rate (%) 100 100 100 67 67 33 75 50

Program Retention Rate

  2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
3-Year
Aggregate
Number of students beginning program (cohort #) 3 9 4 16
Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 3 3 4 10
Program Retention Rate (%) 100% 33% 100% 63%
Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 2 3 3 8
Program Retention Rate (%) 67% 33% 75% 50%

Student Employment/Placement Rate
Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.

Employment/Placement rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

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2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
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Number of students Employed as AT 0 3 1 1 0 2 3 5
Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%) 0 43 50 50 0 67 100 62
Number of students employed as other 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Student Employment/Placement Rate as other (%) 25 14 0 50 0 0 0 0
Number of students not employed 2 3 1 0 2 1 0 3
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 50 43 50 0 100 33 0 38

Additional Program Information
» Expenses
» Requirements for Application for Admission into the Athletic Training Program
» Program Admission Information
» Criminal Background Check
» Transfer Student Policy
» Significant Infectious Diseases Policy [pdf]
» PRECEPTOR/ATS Documentation on Education of ATP Policies [pdf]
» Student Athletes
» Clinical Experiences
» Travel Policy
» Clinical Supervision Policy
» Program Assessment/Evaluation
» MSU ATP Non-Discrimination Policy