Outcomes and BOC Exam Pass Rates

Board of certification examination results

In order to work as a certified athletic trainer, you must meet the following requirements:

Historically, Missouri State students perform above the national average on the BOC exam. The pass rates below represent the last six years of the professional program.

MSU athletic training class and pass rates
Program class Number of MSU AT graduates MSU AT program graduates attempting BOC exam First-time MUS AT program BOC exam pass Overall MSU AT program BOC pass
2014-15 19 19 (100%) 17 (89%) 19 (100%)
2015-16 16 15 (93.75%) 13 (87%) 15 (100%)
2016-17 21 20 (95.24%) 16 (80%) 19 (95%)
2017-18 18 18 (100%) 11 (61%) 18 (100%)
2018-19 18 17 (94%) 13 (76%) 15 (88%)
2019-20 21 21 (100%) 16 (76%) 19 (90%)
Three-year aggregate Pass rate on first attempt Overall pass rate (on any attempt)
Missouri State 2018-2020 71%

93%

National results 2017-2019*
(undergraduate only)
79% 90%
National results 2017-2019
(graduate only)
84% 94%

*updated national results for 2018-2020 are not yet available.

Information from CAATE.

Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Board of Certification examination results

Due to a national accreditation mandate, the undergraduate professional athletic training program is being phased out. The professional level AT degree is now offered as a master of athletic training program. Missouri State University graduated the first cohort of the new Master of Athletic Training Degree in May 2020.

MSU MAT program class Number of graduates MSU graduates attempting BOC exam First-time BOC exam pass Overall BOC pass
2019-2020 1 1 1 (100%) 1 (100%)

Program retention rate

MSU AT program class Number of students beginning program (cohort number) Number of students returning for subsequent year 2 Program retention rate (%) Number of students returning for subsequent year 3 Program retention rate(%)
2017-2018 22 18 82% 18 82%
2018-2019 19 19 100% 18 95%
2019-2020 21 21 100% 20 95%
3 yr. aggregate 62 58 94% 56 90%

Student graduation rate

MSU AT program class Number of students graduating from program Student graduation rate (%)
2017-2018 18 82%
2018-2019 18 95%
2019-2020 20 95%
3 yr. aggregate 56 90%

Employment rate of MSU athletic training graduates

MSU athletic training (AT) program class Number of AT program graduates Employed as an AT Employed other than an AT Employed as an AT and in a degree program Not employed due to enrollment in another degree program Not employed
2012-2013 19 2 (10.53%) 0 11 (57.89%) 6 (31.58%) 0
2013-2014 16 1 (6.25%) 2 (12.5%) 8 (50%) 5 (31.25%) 0
2014-2015 19 2 (10.53%) 0 9 (47.37%) 8 (42.11%) 0
2015-2016 16 0 0 9 (56.25%) 7 (43.75%) 0
2016-2017 21 4 (19.05%) 1 (4.76%) 6 (28.57%) 10 (47.62%) 0
2017-2018 18 3 (16.67%) 1 (5.56%) 9 (50%) 5 (27.78%) 0
2018-2019 18 2 (11%) 0 3 (17%) 13 (72%) 0
2019-2020 20 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (55%) 7 (35%) 0