Employment and BOC Rate


The McKendree University Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program was started in 1997 with the hiring of Dr. Dawn Hankins. The first class graduated in 2000. In 2002 McKendree received initial accreditation for the program.

Over 125 students have graduated from the Undergraduate McKendree University Athletic Training Education Program.

Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings including Professional Baseball (Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Washington Senators and Kansas City Royals), the United States Military, Boeing Aerospace, Pharmaceutical Sales, Fitness Industry, Orthopedic Medicine, Family Practice, Hospitals, Sports Medicine Clinics, High Schools, and College/University.

Over 60% of our graduates have graduate degrees; including athletic training, healthcare administration, business administration, medicine, physical therapy and physician assistant. Six graduates are dual credentialed as ATC/PT and six are dual credentialed as ATC/PA. Other graduates have achieved credentials in nursing, physical therapy assistant and physician.

The Undergraduate Athletic Training Program was phased out with the last class graduating in the spring of 2019. A new Master of Science in Athletic Training Program was started in the summer of 2019.

                                                                  Board of Certification (BOC) Pass Rate Table
                                                                                                                               2019-2020     2020-2021   2021-2022   3 yr aggregate 

Number of students Graduated from  Program                                                                                                       6

Number of Graduates Who Took the BOC Exam                     

Number & Percentage of Gradutes Passed the BOC Exam First Time

Number & Percentage of Graduates Passed the BOC Exam Regardless of Attempts                                                                

                                                                                                              Graduation Rate Table
Number of Students Who Applied to Program                                                                                6                   9                      8

Number & Percentage of Students Accepted to Program                                                              6                    9                      8

Number & Percentage of Students Retained in Program                                                               6                    8                      7

Number & Percentage of Students Who Graduated from Program                                                6

                                                                                                            Graduate Placement Table

Number & Percentage of Graduates Employed as Athletic Trainers

Number & Percentage of Graduates Employed in Other Professions

Number & Percentage of Graduates Not Employed