ATHP Frequently Asked Questions
Athletic Training Observations
- What are the requirements for students wanting to do athletic training observations? All students placements must be approved by the program director. To ensure compliance
with the affiliation agreements with external agencies, the program has established
requirements for participation in field observations and/or internships. The follow
identifies the academic and administrative requirements for field observations and/or
internships. The student must either be either:
- Enrolled in an course where observations or service learning with identified field
observations and/or internship outcomes are expected OR Enrolled in ATHP 1099: Observation
- Health and Immunization Packet (includes health history form, immunizations form,
and physical examination for completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician
- Current Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid certifications
- Completion of HIPAA/FERPA Confidentiality Training
- Completion of Blood-borne Pathogen, OSHA, and/or Universal Precautions Training
- Proof of Occupational Exposure "Needle Stick" Insurance
- Completion of favorable criminal background screening
Application and Admission Procedures
- When are applications due? The program uses a multiple tier admission process: Tier I: "Admission into the Program"
and Tier II: "Admission into the Professional Practice Cohort". Enrollment in the
program is limited by the availability of faculty and clinical field experiences,
therefore admission is competitive. Decisions are normally made by April 10th so students
and faculty can do appropriate advising and registration
- Tier 1: "Admission to the Program" allows the student to start foundational didactic
and laboratory coursework needed to have successful clinical field experiences. Applications
to the program are due to the program director by August 15th (Fall Admission) and
January 1st (Spring Admission).
- Tier II: "Admission into a Professional Practice Cohort" allows the student to start
clinical field experiences needed as part of the professional program. Applications
to the professional practice and all support materials are due to the program director by March 1st (Fall Cohort)
or October 1st (Spring Cohort).
- Does the program use a wait list for students not admitted into the program? Yes. The program does use a wait list if enrollment of the program exceeds faculty
and clinical placements slots.
- How often does the program admit students into the program? Students are admitted into the program twice a year. The program has the ability to
admit in the fall and spring semesters.
- Does your program admit students for clinical experiences in their freshman year? Yes, as long as students meet the admission requirements for the program they may
be admitted into the program as an incoming freshman. It is possible for individuals
to take dual credit or be admitted into early admission into some college and university
settings. The program does recommend that students interested in the possibility to
contact the program director in the summer between the junior and senior years.
- Does your program offer scholarships? No. All academic scholarships are handled through the Office of Financial Assistance
at the university. Individuals interested in finding out more information about scholarships,
grants and loans should go to the Office of Financial Assistance.
About the Program
- How many clinical sites does your program currently use? The program currently is using two universities, five high schools, and two physician
staffed clinics. The program has the possibility to utilize many more if the demand
and exposure requires it.
- What is your normal teacher to student ratio for the classes in the program? The normal student to teacher ratio is roughly 10:1. The professors in the program
are able to provide our students with traditional teaching methods, but also provide
the student with individual attention for specific learning needs.