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Athletic Training - Bachelor of Science

The Athletic Training program is no longer accepting new declarations for the Bachelor Science major or for transfer student admission. Students currently pursuing the major will be allowed to complete the degree as outlined in the general catalog.

University of the Pacific hosts the only accredited Athletic Training Program at a private university in Northern California.  The undergraduate major of Athletic Training (Bachelor of Science) at University of the Pacific prepares individuals to become certified athletic trainers in a variety of health care settings.  Pacific's Athletic Training (AT) Program equips graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in this competitive health care profession.  The AT program is housed within the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences in the College of the Pacific. 

Below you will find the Board of Certification (BOC) exam result statistics, AT Program retention rates and post graduation employment infmormation:

BOC Exam First Attempt Pass Rates Overall BOC Exam Pass Rates
Pacific Academic Year Pacific National Pacific National
# Took Exam Passed  %   % Passed % %
2016-2017 9 8 89% 85% 8 89% 93%
2017-2018 11 11 100% 81% 11 100% 91%
2018-2019 11 10 91% --% 11 100% --%

3-year Aggregate  (2016-2018)

31 29 93% 83% 30 96% 92%

 You can find additional program BOC informaiton at: https://caate.net/program-outcomes/#Pass-Rate

Athletic Training Graduation Rate
2016-2017 2017-2018  2018-2019 3-yr Aggregate
AT Student graduates 9 11 11 31
 AT Student Graduation Rate (%) 82% 92% 92% *89%

*NOTE: Every student admitted to the AT program has graduated. Those students who voluntarily withdrew their acceptance to the AT program graduated from other majors with-in the University.

AT Students Returning for Semester Three Athletic Training Program Retention Rate
2016-2017 2017-2018  2018-2019 3-yr Aggregate
AT Students Admitted (Cohort) 11 12 12 35
AT Students Returning for 2nd Semester  10 12 12 34
AT Students Returning for 3rd Semester 9 12 12 33

AT Students Returning for 4th
Semester

9 11 12 21

Overall AT Program Retention Rate (%)

82% 92% 100% 91%

Employment/Placement Rate
2016-2017 2017-2018  2018-2019 3-yr Aggregate
Number of Students Employed as AT 6 8 10 24
Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%) 60% 73% 91% 75%
Number of Students Employed as Other 2 3 1 6

Student Employment/Placement Rate as Other (%)

20% 27% 9% 19%

Number of Students not Employed

1 0 0 1

Student not Employed Rate (%)

10 0 0 3%


For more information, visit the following pages and resources on the left side of the page.

                                     Quick Look
Length of Program 4 semester (Fall/Spring), full-time
Program Units 53-57
Tuition Cost Per Semester (12-18 units) $24,452
General University Fees $784.00
Accreditation CAATE, WASC
Location Stockton, California


For information on Tuition and Fees for the University of the Pacific go to this link:
http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Student-Services/Student-Accounts/Tuition-and-Fees.html

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If you would like more information on the University or to take a campus tour please go to: http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Visit-Campus/Campus-Tour.html 

You are also invited to contact: 

Peter Wang
Director, Athletic Training Program
pwang@pacific.edu
209.946.3182

About the Athletic Training Program 

University of the Pacific's (Pacific) Athletic Training Program (AT Program) is an entry-level undergraduate program designed to prepare students for entry into the athletic training profession according to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Individuals who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from a CAATE-accredited program and pass a national certification exam administered by the Board of Certification, INC (BOC). Pacific's AT Program earned initial accreditation in May 2003 and was granted continuing accreditation status in August 2008.  The AT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  In September 2018, the program was granted full accrediation through 2022 - 2023 by the CAATE -- 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. Students graduating from Pacific's CAATE accredited program are eligible to sit for the BOC examination.