Mars Hill University now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences which prepares students to pursue graduate and professional programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy. After successful completion of the degree with respective concentration, graduates will be well positioned to enter and succeed at the graduate/professional program of their choice.
Mars Hill University will no longer accept students into the athletic training program after the spring 2018 semester. Students who are already admitted in the program at that time will have the opportunity to complete the major.
A student pursuing this undergraduate entry-level program must complete the athletic training major at Mars Hill University. Competitive admission to this program occurs during the freshman year. Transfers are handled on a case by case basis, but are required to apply to the Athletic Training Education Program. Any students interested in transferring into the Athletic Training Education Program should contact the Program Director.
In order to apply to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) all student applicants, including transfers, must demonstrate proof of physical examination and current immunizations (as required by MHU admissions standards), complete an application, and undergo a formal interview by committee members. Details on these processes, including GPA requirements and any required coursework, are available at the Athletic Training Education Program’s website. Contact the Program Director of the ATEP for clarification and current program details.
Completion of this major will allow a student to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The Mars Hill University Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The mission of the Mars Hill University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide a comprehensive, progressive Education program to prepare the liberal arts student for a career in athletic training. The Education program includes formal instruction and clinical experiences in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This preparation, along with successfully passing the Board of Certification (BOC) examination will qualify students for entry-level careers in athletic training.
The Certified Athletic Trainer is associated with every sport and team of Mars Hill University. The Athletic Training Student works with the Certified Athletic Trainer to learn the cognitive competencies, psychomotor competencies, and clinical proficiencies necessary to become an entry-level Certified Athletic Trainer. These skills include prevention, recognition, treatment, and care of athletic injuries, supervision of the treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes, and necessary organizational and administrative skills. Success in the ATEP is measured on how well the student performs the skills necessary to become an entry-level Certified Athletic Trainer – in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in the clinical setting.
Coursework and Clinical Rotations
Major courses and clinical assignments begin at the start of the sophomore year. Throughout their education students complete an upper extremity intensive, low extremity intensive, equipment intensive, male sport, and female sport rotation. Additional Affiliate Rotations are also assigned throughout the curriculum to supplement learning experiences
Each year in the program, students will be assigned:
|BOC Exam Pass Rate||16-17||17-18||18-19||3 year Agg|
|Number of students graduating from program||6||4||4||14|
|Number of students graduating from program who took examination||6||2||4||12|
|Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt||4||2||1||7|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt||67||100||25||58|
|Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts||5||2||1||8|
|Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts||83||100||25||67|
|Program Retention Rate||17-18||18-19||19-20||3 year Agg|
|Number of students beginning Program (cohort)||9||8||3||20|
|Number of students returning for subsequent year 2||4||5||2||11|
|Program retention rate (%)||44.4||62.5||66.6||55|
|Student Graduation Rate||17-18||18-19||19-20||3 year agg|
|Number of students graduating from program||4||4||1||9|
|Student Graduation Rate (%)||75||50||33||45|
|Student Employment Rate||17-18||18-19||19-20||3 year agg|
|Number of students employed as AT||1||1||0||2|
|Student Employment Rate as AT (%)||33.3||25||0||22|
|Number of students employed as other||1||2||0||3|
|Student Employment Rate as other (%)||33.3||50||0||33|
|Number of students not employed||1||1||1||3|
|Student Not Employed Rate (%)||33.3||25||100||33|