Lindenwood University offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. The content of the academic program is largely based on the Athletic Training Education Competencies developed by the Professional Education Council of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Throughout the program, and in addition to the required coursework, students must also complete the Clinical Integration Proficiencies, which are assessed by clinical preceptors while fulfilling the required clinical hours. The student will be placed in a variety of traditional and non-traditional athletic training settings and will accumulate a minimum of 1,155 contact hours under the supervision of a clinical preceptor and/or certified athletic trainer.
The athletic training education program at Lindenwood University is a rigorous and intense three-year program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. As sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the athletic training students will be assigned to work with a specific team and must remain dedicated to the athletic training clinical schedule provided by the student’s supervising athletic trainer. Students may also have the opportunity to travel to events with teams and assist the supervising certified athletic trainer. With over 50 athletic programs, athletic training students obtain extensive experience with various sports including men’s and women’s, non-contact and equipment intensive, and individual and team sports.
Also, as seniors, the athletic training students will be placed in three off-campus internships in various athletic training settings, such as a physical therapy clinic, physician’s office, or high school. Transportation and expenses associated with all internships will be the responsibility of the student.
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Program will have their clinical skills continually evaluated throughout the academic program. Clinical skills will be routinely evaluated through simulated and integrated opportunities in lab coursework, as well as clinical experience courses.
Prior to being approved to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination, students must successfully complete (70% score or higher) a comprehensive oral practical examination during their senior year focused on evaluating their clinical skills in injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, and rehabilitation. Students achieving a passing score will be approved by the Program Director to sit for the Board of Certification exam. Students will be scheduled for this senior practical prior to their first available scheduling period for the BOC.
Additional test opportunities for students failing to achieve a passing grade on their first attempt will be offered every six to eight weeks. Lindenwood University’s current three-year aggregate BOC first time pass rate is 85%. View additional information regarding BOC performance.
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