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CAATE Accreditation

Ohio Northern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX  78731-3184.  The program will have it's next comprehensive review during the 2022-23 academic year.

ONU Athletic Training was awarded a full 10-year Continuing Accreditation award by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education designated that the program has met all of the nationally-recognized  Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs.   This award resulted from a comprehensive evaluation of the Athletic Training Program including a self-study and on-site visit in February, 2013. ONU is one of 26 professional (entry level) programs accredited in the state of Ohio, and one of 350+ professional programs accredited nationally. 

ONU’s athletic training program strives to offer athletic training students the academic and professional services needed to become a certified athletic trainer.  We offer students a unique and comprehensive educational and clinical foundation relating to the profession of athletic training and strive to promote excellence through scholarship, skill and professionalism.

Once a student has been accepted to the athletic training program 'hands-on' athletic training clinical experiences must be completed, along with required coursework. Clinical experiences will be obtained in a variety of environments with athletic teams and at a local hospital or outpatient rehabilitation clinic.

During these times, athletic training students gain valuable knowledge and skills which will prepare them to successfully complete the athletic training curriculum and sit for the BOC Exam. The following table represents BOC exam aggregate data for the past 3 test cycles.  The ONU Athletic Training program has met or exceeded the national passing rate the past 12 years.

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

3 Yr. Aggregate

# of students graduating who took the exam

3

1

6

10

# of students who passed the exam on the 1st attempt

2

1

6

9

Percent of students who passed the exam on the 1st attempt

67%

100%

100%

90%

Overall # of students who passed the exam regardless of # of attempts

3

1

6

10

Overall % of students who passed the exam regardless of # of attempts

100%

100%

100%

100%

Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences

Rosanne Hoersten

Administrative Assistant for HPSS
419-772-2440
r-hoersten@onu.edu
King Horn Sports Center 219
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed