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ERIC Number: EJ1069409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Increasing Freshman Applications in the Secondary Admissions Process
Herzog, Valerie W.; Anderson, Dennis; Starkey, Chad
Athletic Training Education Journal, v3 n2 p67-73 Apr-Jun 2008
Objective: To identify those factors that influence freshmen application to Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)-accredited undergraduate ATEPs having a secondary admissions process. (All undergraduate ATEPs are now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)). Design and Setting: The "Athletic Training Student Persistence Survey" was used to measure freshmen athletic training student level of satisfaction with various aspects of their program in CAAHEP-accredited ATEPs in the United States to determine factors that influence the decision to apply. Subjects: Three hundred and forty-seven freshmen athletic training students (113 males and 234 females) enrolled in CAAHEP-accredited ATEPs. Measurements: Students' level of satisfaction with the ATEP as defined by the constructs, demographic information, and the decision to apply to the ATEP. Results: All of the constructs except Clinical Education were found to be significantly different between the two groups (P < 0.05). None of the demographic variables were related to a student's decision to apply. Cumulative college grade point average and the grades received in athletic training and science courses did influence a student's decision to apply. (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Freshman student satisfaction with the ATEP is predictive of a student's decision to apply to the program. Factors affecting the decision to apply included social integration, intellectual integration, commitment, and the clinical education experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)
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