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Pre-Professional Phase

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ATEP Academic Roadmap 2012-2013

The Pre-Professional Phase

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) consists of Pre-professional and Professional components. Students must be enrolled as full-time students during both the Pre-Professional and Professional Phases of the program. In the Pre-professional Phase, the student completes a directed observation year. The Professional Phase begins after formal admission into the ATEP and includes clinical courses and clinical educational experiences under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
Acceptance into the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Education Program is selective and is limited. Limited admission will ensure that an appropriate student to clinical instructor ratio (approximately 8:1) is maintained.
Advancement to the Professional Phase is controlled through the first practicum course (ATTR 15092). In order to be eligible for this course, students must have the following:
  • Complete thirty (30) credit hours- The ATEP Academic Roadmap highlights areas in which students will mainly focus their studies while in the Athletic Training education program.
  • Make formal Application to the professional phase of the program
  • Provide three Letters of Recommendation (professional letters of reference)
  • Complete 150 hours of directed observation experiences under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Secure first aid and CPR certification
  • Successfully complete ATTR 15011 which includes an oral and written exam
  • Secure staff evaluations and complete a self-administered evaluation
  • Complete an interview with the professional athletic training staff
After these requirements have been fulfilled, students may be selected for advancement into the Professional Phase of the program based upon their competitive rank using their GPA (15%), ACI evaluation scores (40%), interview scores (20%) and ATTR 15011 written (10%) and oral (15%) exam scores. Those selected may enroll in ATTR 15092 during the following semester.
Students who are not accepted into the Professional Phase may reapply the following year by completing another Pre-professional year. Due to the extensive clinical component associated with this program, students may reapply only once. Students who are not selected for the Professional Phase of this program will work with the Program Coordinator to identify alternate academic programs to pursue.

Documents Needed to Begin Pre-Professional Phase

The following documents need to be turned in within the first few weeks of the semester that you begin the Pre-professional Phase (either in the Fall or Spring semester) in the Athletic Training Education Program: