July 3, 2014 - All 11 members of the Class of 2014 of the King’s College’s Athletic Training Program have passed the national Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination on their first attempt.

Students become eligible for BOC certification by either completing or being in their last semester of study in an athletic training degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.  Certified athletic trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as Allied Health Professionals.

Passage of the examination is necessary before candidates can begin practicing as athletic trainers.  The current national average first-time pass rate is 77%.

“We are extremely proud of these graduates and of everything they have accomplished,” said Jeremy Simington, ATC, clinical professor in sports medicine and director of the athletic training program.  “King’s College has a long history of helping students earn academic and professional success and our athletic training class of 2014 is just one example.  These alumni have bright futures ahead of them and we look forward to their continued achievements.”

Students who passed the certification examination are Lisa Alley, Erin Beane, Kaitlyn Clegg, Steven Davi, Annemarie Guest, Kimberly Howanitz, Yehudi Maldonado, Darren Mitchell, Danielle Schuck, Christina Seber, and Jeffrey Timlin.

Previously, members of the Classes of 2001, 2003, and 2012 all achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.