Athletic Training Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Board Exam

An Athletic Training student helps a UWM women's basketball player stretch.

An Athletic Training student helps a UWM women’s basketball player stretch.

Students in the Athletic Training Education Program class of 2013-2014 had a 100% first-time passing rate for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification exam. This is compared to the national average of 77%.

Associate Professor and AT Program Director Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD, LAT, FNATA, congratulated the students, “We are so proud of them. They worked very hard for this. And a special shout out to all who helped make this happen, including faculty, staff and program associates who support student success in so many ways.”

The UWM AT Program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, is an innovative program that provides students with a rigorous curriculum, as well as a variety of clinical experiences.

Students receive a well-rounded curriculum with classes in human movement sciences and injury prevention, care and rehabilitation. The student to instructor ratio is less than 16:1, so each student has the individual attention he or she needs.

Courses and clinical education experiences are delivered by athletic trainers, including PhD and MS prepared instructors, as well as physicians, physical therapists and certified strength and conditioning specialists.

Within one year of graduation, over 90% of students are either accepted to graduate school or become employed in the athletic training field. AT Program graduates have found exciting jobs with the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Chargers, Ohio State Buckeyes and numerous other professional teams, universities, high schools, sports medicine clinics and hospitals.

For more information about the UWM AT Program, visit atep.uwm.edu.