Date of Award

6-2002

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (to 2007)

Abstract

A retrospective quantitative study that surveyed all of the CAAHEP accredited athletic training education programs was performed. The purpose of this study was twofold: (I) what are the institutional and programmatic characteristics associated with the colleges/universities that sponsor CAAHEP accredited entry level athletic training education programs, and (2) do these differences significantly alter the preparedness of students for the athletic training profession. Athletic Training Education Programs that were developed prior to 1993 were compared to those programs that were developed after 1993 to determine if institutional or programmatic characteristic differences exist among the Colleges/Universities that sponsor CAAHEP accredited entry level athletic training education programs. The institutional and programmatic characteristics o f the CAAHEP accredited athletic training education programs were also researched to determine if there are any characteristics that are significant predictors for determining an institution’s first time pass percentage on the national certification examination. Differences were found to exist among accredited athletic training education programs and when combined using a multiple linear regression analysis, a 31.1 prediction percentage for the first time pass percentage on the national certification examination was reported (p < .05).

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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