Athletic Training Program

The New Mexico State University Athletic Training Program (ATP) was initially accredited in 1986 by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA).  The NMSU ATP is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited. The programs next comprehensive review by the CAATE will occur in 2019-2020.

The NMSU ATP has a competitive application process required of students interested in pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training.  Graduates from the NMSU ATP meet the requirements necessary to sit for the Board of Certification Examination (BOC).

The New Mexico State University ATP is committed to providing challenging didactic and clinical experiences which prepare students to take the BOC examination upon graduation and upon passing the exam are eligible to work as a Athletic Trainer (AT) or Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC).

Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries resulting from physical activity.  As part of the complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches, and parents.  Athletic Trainers (AT) may be found in a variety of settings such as:  high school, collegiate, professional athletics, rehabilitation or industrial clinics, and military instillation.

BOC EXAM PASS RATE

Academic Year 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 3 year

Aggregate

Number of students graduating from program  

6

 

2

 

10

 

18

Number of students graduating from program who took examination  

6

 

2

 

9

 

17

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt  

6

 

2

 

5

 

13

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt  

100%

 

100%

 

56%

 

76%

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.  

6

 

2

 

6

 

14

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts  

100%

 

100%

 

67%

 

82%

 

jsw_caateThe Athletic Training Program is located on the 2nd floor of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, Office 217.

Athletic Training Program
New Mexico State University
Box 30001, MSC 3FAC
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(575) 646-5038
mspence@nmsu.edu