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MSAT Program Summary and BOC Exam Statistics

MSAT Program Summary and BOC Exam Statistics - College of Nursing and Health Innovation

About the Program

The MSAT degree is a cohort-based, entry-level professional program designed to prepare graduates for the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers’ licensure exam and the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC) examination, leading to a career in the health care profession of athletic training.

The didactic, laboratory, and clinical components of the program will be structured around the 5th edition of the NATA Athletic Training Education Competencies, which address the following content areas:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

All students are required to complete two years of clinical education experiences in an athletic training, sports medicine, or other medical setting under the supervision of a program approved health care provider. The course rotation starts during the Summer semester, and more details are available on our Course Sequence page.

Important Notice: UT Arlington transitioned from the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training to a post baccalaureate professional degree (Master of Science in Athletic Training) in 2013. Baccalaureate students interested in applying for the Master's degree should refer to the application deadlines posted above. Potential students should contact the Dr. Krawietz for more information (pkrawietz@uta.edu).

Mission

The Athletic Training Program at the University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing quality education programs that focus on scientific theory, skill acquisition, application of skills, and professional behaviors via pertinent didactic and clinical education. Through faculty and clinical preceptor mentoring, graduates of the Athletic Training program are prepared to be competent, creative, caring clinicians who enhance best-practice patient healthcare, exercise sound judgment, and value lifelong learning.

Program Level Outcomes and Objectives

Outcome #1

Prepare students to have the knowledge, skills, and clinical aptitude to successfully work as an entry-level Athletic Trainer.

Objectives:

1.1: Demonstrate best practice comprehensive care of patients with injuries and illnesses.
1.2: Students will achieve necessary knowledge/skill associated with each AT practice domain.
1.3: Successfully pass national BOC exam and/or TDLR licensure exam (as applicable).
1.4: Demonstrate readiness to successfully work as an Athletic Trainer.

Outcome #2

Prepare students to use evidence-based medicine to guide clinical practice, and foster active life-long learning in order to advance the profession. 

Objectives:

2.1: Successfully access and critically analyze a variety of healthcare related research data.
2.2: Apply evidence based medicine techniques best suited for patient-centered care in the clinical workplace.
2.3: Implement patient-oriented outcome measures to assist with comprehensive patient care.
2.4: Participate in continuing education and professional activities.

Outcome #3

Prepare students to demonstrate professional, legal and ethical behaviors that comply with established standards for health care professionals.

Objectives:

3.1: Demonstrate knowledge in interpreting the NATA Code of Ethics, BOC Standards of Professional Practice, and documents related to the law and regulation pertaining to Athletic Training practice.
3.2: Successfully implement NATA Code of Ethics and BOC Standards of Professional Practice and documents related to the law and regulation pertaining to Athletic Training practice.

Outcome #4

Prepare students to value mutual respect and cultural differences associated with varied exposures and clinical job settings.

Objectives:

4.1: ATS has confidence, knowledge, and skill in implementing patient-centered care that considers the relevant socioeconomic, cultural and religious characteristics that are pertinent to a patient’s circumstances.
4.2: Demonstrate effective and respectful communication with individuals, groups, professionals, and society.
4.3: Demonstrate effective and respectful behaviors with individuals, groups, professionals, and society.
4.4: Demonstrate patient-centered care geared to individual patient situations and desired outcomes in accordance with best practices.
4.5: Demonstrate knowledge and comfort in effective inter-professional collaborative practice competencies including inter-professional values/ethics, roles and responsibilities, communication and teamwork.

The UT Arlington ATP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

BOC Exam Statistics

UTA Athletic Training Student BOC Pass Rate
FIELDS 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 3 yr aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 15 20 15 23 24 12 59
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 14 17 13 16 18 11 45
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 13 15 11 16 16 11 43
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 93 88 85 100 89 100 96
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 13 17 12 16 18 11 45
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 93 100 92 100 100 100 100

Source: CAATE website

Accreditation

The MSAT degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is a two-year program. Completion of the program requires a minimum of six semesters (including two 11-week summer sessions). The program incorporates didactic (classroom), laboratory, and clinical education components structured around the 5th edition of the Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council (NATA-EC) and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the Board of Certification (BOC). Completion of the MSAT prepares students for success on the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR) exam for Athletic Trainers and the BOC Certification Exam.

Application Deadlines

The MSAT program accepts application materials in two rounds, a first round  and a second round. International students are encouraged to apply by the first round deadline, although any student who has their materials ready by the first deadline may apply.

First Round Deadline: November 1st

Second Round Deadline: February 1st