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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Athletic Training, BS


Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies  

The Athletic Training, BS program is being deactivated, and students that enter in Fall 2017 will be the last students that have the opportunity to be admitted into the program.  Spring of 2019 is the last semester that the Athletic Training Program will offer the professional entry course (ATTR241) for potential acceptance in to the undergraduate program.  The Athletic Training MS Program will NOT be deactivated and will continue to admit students. 

This major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and prepares the athletic training student with the necessary academic and clinical experiences to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification Examination (BOC). The program includes courses in injury prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care of athletic injuries; health care administration; and professional development and responsibility.

Admission Requirements


Admission into the Athletic Training (AT) program is limited and competitive. A separate application process is required for admission and is due to the AT Program Director by March 1 of the student’s sophomore year. Candidates should contact the program director for application materials.

Grade Requirements


  • Students enrolled in the professional (clinical) phase of the academic program must complete the following in order to remain within the professional (clinical) phase:
    • 60 hours of course work with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in athletic training core course work (ATTR 100, ATTR 240, ATTR 241, ATTR 340, ATTR 341, ATTR 342, ATTR 343, ATTR 410, ATTR 442, ATTR 443, ATTR 446, ATTR 450, ATTR 454, ATTR 455, ATTR 460, ATTR 490).
  • Students whose GPA falls below the mandated GPA (either overall or in the major) will be notified by the AT Program Director that they have been placed on AT program probation. Students on AT program probation are limited to 13 semester hours during the semester they are on AT program probation.
  • A meeting with the AT program faculty will convene to discuss, on a student-by-student case, if the student should be allowed to continue with their clinical education during the term they are on academic probation. Should the AT Program Director in consultation with the AT program faculty deem a student is not able to continue with clinical education for that respective term, the student will need to take the respective clinical class the next offering, provided he/she is in good academic standing.
  • Students will demonstrate academic progress by completing a minimum of 10 semester hours during the semester they are on AT program probation and earning, at minimum, “B-” in athletic training required course work and “C+” in other courses.
  • If these steps are not successfully completed, the student will not be able to continue in the major.

Course Requirements


Total minimum credits: 79


Core Curriculum Requirements


A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog.