Athletic Training Education Program's Exit (Graduation) Requirements

Athletic Training Education Program's Exit (Graduation) Requirements

Athletic Training Program's Exit (Graduation) Requirements

1. Successful Completion of All Clinical Assignments.Students will gain clinical experiences with a variety of diverse populations including genders, non-sport patient populations, sports using different protective equipment (i.e., helmets and shoulder pads), and medical (non-orthopedic) conditions over a minimum of three academic years from entering the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program (ATP). Students must pass all clinical proficiency and affective evaluations provided by the student’s respective Preceptor (Clinical Instructor) before being eligible to graduate. The clinical education grade is recorded within the classes Residency in Athletic Training I-IV and Fellowship in Athletic Training I & II in each respective semester over the three year course sequence.

2. Successful Completion of all ATP’s coursework.Since coursework is structured around the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies, successful completion of coursework indicates successful completion and Proficiency of these academic requirements. The student can receive no grade lower than a C in any athletic training major coursework. The student must maintain 3.0 major and overall GPA's to graduate.

3. Successful Completion of the Master’s Comprehensive Exit Examination. Students must receive a 75% or higher on both the written and the practical portions to continue matriculating through the Program. These exams are part of the Thesis I grade.

The Exit Exam will consist of both a 150 question written test and a practical examination on all Athletic Training courses and clinical experiences taken within the ATP. Students will have two opportunities to pass this exam. Failure to pass this exam on the second attempt will cause the student to fail Thesis I, which will negatively affect the student's ability to continue matriculating through the curriculum. Coursework to be included on the exam are

• ATR00.105 Introduction to Athletic Training
• ATR00.218 Prevention and Care of Orthopedic Injuries
• ATR00.334 Advanced Emergency Care
• ATR00.219 Pathology and Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries I
• ATR00.238 Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries I – Laboratory Experiences
• ATR00.220 Pathology and Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries II
• ATR00.239 Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries II – Laboratory Experiences
• ATR00.475 Therapeutic Modalities
• ATR00.447 Therapeutic Modalities – Lab
• ATR00.478 Therapeutic Exercises
• ATR00.476 Therapeutic Exercise – Lab
• ATR00.479 Pharmacology and General Medicine
• ATR00.405 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training
• ATR00.477 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity
• ATR00.338-341 Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training I-IV
• ATR00.358-361 Residency in Athletic Training I-IV
• STAT02550 Applied Statistical Analysis in Athletic Training
• ATR00505 Research Methods in Athletic Training
• ATR00510 Advanced Topics in Clinical Evaluation through Cadaver Anatomy
• ATR00520 Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques: An Evidence-Based Approach to Rehabilitation
• ATR00540 Fellowship in Athletic Training I

4. Successful completion and defense of the Master's Thesis Project.