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Additional Requirements for Athletic Training Students

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and a major GPA of 2.75 or higher.  If either GPA falls below the minimum, one of the following will occur:

  • The student will be placed on probation and have one academic year to bring the GPA(s) up to the acceptable level, while remaining in the course sequence.
  • If the student fails to bring the GPA(s) up to the acceptable after one academic year, the student will be suspended from the major until the GPA minimums are achieved.  The student will then resume coursework in the appropriate sequential semester.


Students enrolled and active in the formal clinical sequence of the Athletic Training Program must maintain the following throughout the required six semesters:

  • Carry individual/personal student athletic trainer malpractice/liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000*

  • Current CPR certification for the Professional Rescuer that includes AED (preferably through the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association


Candidates for continuation in the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate the following Athletic Training Program technical standards as required by the CAATE:

  1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, and integrate concepts and problem solving to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm;

  2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients;

  3. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively.  Students must be able to understand an speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice

  4. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately;

  5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress;

  6. The perseverance, diligence, and commitment to complete the Athletic Training Program as outlined and sequenced;

  7. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations;

  8. Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.




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