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Board of Certification Results and Graduate Placement

    Program Graduates  
the BOC Exam    
     First Time Passing
         Rate for BOC Exam    
Class 2014 19 students 19 students TBD (October 2014) TBD
Class 2013 14 students 14 students 100% 82.9%
Class 2012 6 students 6 students 100% 80.9%
Class 2011 15 students 15 students 100% 82.3%
Class 2010 9 students 9 students 100% 60.7%

Duquesne University Three-Year (2011-2013) Aggregate First Time Passing Rate is 100%

The test year for the BOC Exam runs from April to February. Students from the Class of  2014 took the exam in June, July and October 2014. National average data for the 2014-2015 testing cycle will be available in the spring of 2015.

faculty - student instruction in biomechanics labDuquesne University's Overall Passing Rate is 98%

This represents the percentage of graduating students over the 21 year history of the program that successfully passed the BOC Examination (253/258 students).

Graduate Placement

Many of our students will attend graduate programs after graduating from our athletic training program, while others will immediately enter the work force. Our students have attended graduate school in the following disciplines.

Graduate Study Disciplines

• Athletic Training
• Chiropractic Medicine
• Exercise Physiology
• Health Management Systems
• Health Promotion/Public Health
• Kinesiology/Exercise Science
• Medicine (Medical School)
• Medical & Pharmaceutical Sales
• Nursing
• Nutrition
• Orthotist/Prosthetist
• Osteopathic Medicine
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Sports Psychology
• Secondary Education/Teaching
• Sports Administration/ Management

Employment Positions

  • College and Universities (Athletics Staff and Faculty Positions)
  • Public High Schools and Middle Schools, Private Schools and Academies
  • Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Hospitals and Physician Offices
  • Fitness and Health Clubs
  • Industry
  • Professional Football
  • Professional Baseball
  • United States Olympic Training Center
  • Military Bases
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Sales