Athletic Training Major
The athletic training major prepares students for a career in athletic training, an allied health care profession. The athletic training program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Policies for Admission to the Program
(NOTE that requirements for admission in the program are based on requirements in place at the time of application to the program)
Students electing to pursue a major in athletic training begin by taking general education requirements. Students must be accepted into the athletic training program to graduate in the major. Prerequisite courses for admission to the program are: ATTR 150, BIOL 105 and HLTH 200. Applications are due in the fall semester and a maximum of 20 students are admitted. Students are offered admission based upon a committee review of the student’s academic performance, GPA, experience, campus and volunteer activities and professional references.
Minimum academic criteria for admission includes:
A 3.0 cumulative grade point average
A grade of a “C” or better in BIOL 105.
A grade of a “B” or better in ATTR 150 and HLTH 200.
NOTE that meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission.
In-Program Special Requirements
These are required for progression in the program and failure to complete these will result in program removal. Students must be in the program to graduate with the athletic training degree.
In-program requirements include:
- A minimum of 765 supervised clinical hours with a preceptor
- Maintaining a 3.0 cumulative and in-major GPA
- Obtaining suitable criminal background checks
- Demonstration of appropriate professional and ethical behavior
- Attendance at a professional conference
- Providing community outreach hours promoting the profession of athletic training
- In addition to meeting the preceding requirements, a student in the program must fulfill other policies outlined in the current athletic training student handbook.
Additional Financial Costs
Athletic Training majors incur financial costs over and above those required by the university. These costs include:
- Current certification in CPR
- Program specific clothing
- Attendance at a professional conference.
- Transportation costs to and from their clinical sites
- Housing and food costs for a summer clinical football experience
- Post-exposure testing for blood-borne pathogens
- Background checks and drug testing
- Board of Certification Exam preparation cost
ATTR 333 must be taken 4 times.
If a student selects BIOL 322 , he/she must take at least 2 additional elective credits.
All ATTR courses (except ATTR 150), ESHE 201, ESHE 305, 350, 390, and 392 must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
HLTH 200, ATTR 150, BIOL 322 or BIOL 310 and BIOL 311 must be completed with a minimum grade of “B” or better.
Major Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 3.0 cumulative and in major grade point average is required for admission and graduation for this major.
(All ATTR, ESHE, and HLTH courses are used for the calculation of the major grade point average.)