Mission & Objectives

Athletic Training Program

Mission Statement

Parallel to the mission of Gustavus Adolphus College the mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that leads to a mastery of athletic training skills and concepts within the context of an interdisciplinary and broad general undergraduate education centered around the core values of Gustavus Adolphus College – Excellence, Community, Justice, Service, and Faith.

Educational Objectives

  1. Students will attain the necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate professional preparedness, including a capacity for life-long learning and professional growth.
  2. Students will develop basic knowledge, skills, and experience in reading, understanding, and integrating current health-related research.
  3. Students will experience opportunities, as an individual or part of a cooperative group, that allow for engagement in community, justice, and service.
  4. Students will communicate effectively.
  5. Students will engage and reflect on professional ethics and behaviors, particularly as it intersects with their personal faith, moral development, and values.
BOC Examination Data
Year Graduates # Taking Examination # Passed (First Attempt) % Passed (First Attempt) # Passed (All Attempts) % Passed (All Attempts)
2018-2019 10 10 6 60% 7 70%
2017-2018 11 10 8 80% 9 90%
2016-2017 14 14 12 86% 13 93%
2015-2016 14 14 14 100% 14 100%
2014-2015 12 11 9 82% 10 91%
2013–2014 10 10 9 90% 9 90%
2012–2013 12 12 12 100% 12 100%
2011–2012 13 12 10 83% 10 83%
2010–2011 10 10 9 90% 9 90%
2009–2010 5 5 5 100% 5 100%

First time 3 year aggregate pass rate: 70%; Regardless of number of attempts pass rate 3 year aggregate: 80%

Employment/Placement Rate
Year of Graduation Number of Graduates Employed as an Athletic Trainer Employed other than as an Athletic Trainer Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program Not Employed, due to military service Not Employed, due to enrollment in another degree program Not Employed Not reported
2019 10 5 1 1 0 2 1 0
2018 11 5 2 1 0 2 1 0
2017 14 7 3 1 0 3 0 0
Three-Year Aggregate 35 17 6 3 0 7 2 0

Employment/placement rate for the most recent three graduating cohorts within 6 months of graduation. *Table will be updated every December.

Retention Rate
Entry year during spring semester (graduation year or expected graduation year) Number of students that entered program Number of students that returned the following fall Retention Rate
2019 (2021) 11 11 100%
2018 (2020) 13 13 100%
2017 (2019) 12 11 92%
2016 (2018) 11 11 100%
2015 (2017) 14 14 100%

Three year aggregate: 97.33%

Retention rate (modified from United States Department of Education): Measures the percentage of students who have been admitted to the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Graduation Rate
Entry year during spring semester (expected graduation year) Number of students entered in program Number of students that graduated within 150% of the "normal" time (2.5 year) for completing the program Graduation Rate
2017 (2019) 12 10 83%
2016 (2018) 11 11 100%
2015 (2017) 14 14 100%
2014 (2016) 14 14 100%

Three year aggregate: 94.33%

Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.