Central Connecticut State University

Athletic Training Education



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Athletic Training Education Mission Statement

The faculty of the Athletic Training Education Program strives to provide the students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge needed to enter the profession and also to pursue advanced study in athletic training or related allied health professions.  At CCSU, importance is placed on the program's commitment to quality classroom instruction and providing ample opportunity for the development of the athletic training student's practical skills through clinical contact with the student-athletes of the university, while under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. The athletic training faculty places emphasis on the student's analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and the performance of practical skills during the athletic training student's clinical rotations in a coeducational setting. The athletic training program takes pride in its graduation placement record and the success of its graduates in becoming productive practitioners in the field of athletic training.

The Athletic Training Education Program is designed to prepare the student to assume the role of an entry-level athletic trainer upon graduation and successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. 

CCSU “BOC PASS RATE” 2010-2013 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 3 YEAR AGGREGATE
Number of students graduating from program. 5 5 3 3 3 9
Number of students graduating from program who took BOC examination. 5 5 3 3 1 7
Number of students who passed the BOC examination on the first attempt. 4 4 3 3 1 7
Percentage of students who passed the BOC examination on the first attempt. 80.00 80.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Number of students who passed the BOC examination regardless of the number of attempts. 5 5 3 3 1 7
Percentage of students who passed the BOCexamination regardless of the number of attempts. 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00

Central Connecticut State University's Athletic Training Education Program is housed in the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance and grants a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Athletic Training.  CCSU's Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).



The athletic training coursework is designed to meet the five major tasks comprising the role of the certified athletic trainer as determined by the BOC. 

  1. Injury/Illness Prevention & Wellness Protection
  2. Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis
  3. Immediate & Emergency Care
  4. Treatment, Rehabilitation
  5. Organization & Professional Health & Well-Being




Upon successful completion of the classroom and clinical experiences the student will meet the following educational objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of the relationship of injury reduction through the demonstration of various preventative techniques used in athletic training, as well as the planning and coordination of a pre-participation screening.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and evaluate athletic injuries/illnesses.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge in the immediate care of acute athletic injuries/illnesses.
  4. Develop and demonstrate rehabilitation and reconditioning techniques for athletic injuries.
  5. Understand the importance of health care administration, medical documentation and medical referral.
  6. Understand the importance of developing/maintaining athletic training policies and procedures, including implementation of an  emergency action plan.
  7. Develop and incorporate professional ethical standards in their professional activities.
  8. Understand the importance of remaining current in the profession through participation in seminars, research, and the use of other educational resources such as the Internet, professional journals, and home study courses.



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