Athletic Training Program, College of Allied Health Professions

Once Accepted into the ATP

ATP Requirements

  • ATP students in a lab excerciseStudents must complete a plan of study for the Office of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Students must have a technical standards on file and updated yearly
  • Students immunizations must be current
  • It is strongly encouraged and highly recommended that the students have a Hepatitis B Vaccination, if not the student must sign a waiver form.
  • A two-year (First Year:  July- May and Second Year:  August – May) minimum time period will be allowed for the completion of the required clinical hours (1000 total) once the student is admitted into the program.  Students are required to register for and attend Clinical Education I during the third summer session.   (Clinical I typically begins the second Monday in the month of July).

Program and Retention Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program for a minimum of 2 years (1st year July-May, 2nd year August-May).  First year students are required to begin Clinical Education I prior to their first fall semester enrollment.  Clinical Education I typically begins the second Monday in July. 
  • Students must successfully complete a criminal background check prior to beginning clinical rotations.
  • Students must maintain a current CPR for the professional rescuer.
  • Student must have technical standard completed and updated as needed (at minimum once per year)
  • Students must take the MSUB ATP and affiliated site, Blood Borne Pathogens OSHA Training each year.
  • Students must maintain MMR immunization and current TB test.
  • Students must maintain personal liability insurance 1 & 3 million.
  • GPA
    • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA (earning at least a 2.0 for didactic courses and 3.0 for clinical courses).
  • Hours
    • Student must accrue a minimum of 1000 clinical education experience hours over the course of two annual years.
    • While students are taking didactic courses (September-December and January-May) the student will be required to have a minimum of 10 hours per week with a maximum of 20 hours per week.  However, students not taking a didactic course (prior to/after courses, school breaks), student may have a maximum of 40 hours per week.
    • In order to achieve the 1000 hour minimum requirement, an average of 15 hours per week will be necessary.
    • Students must have 1 day off (during every seven day period) during clinical education experiences.
    • First year students must be available to begin their clinical education no later than the 2nd week of July and no later than the 3rd week of January. 
    • Second year students must be available to begin their clinical educational no later than 2nd week of August and no later than the 3rd week of January. 
  • Student must complete a thesis or research project under the supervision of department faculty.
  • Students must successfully complete clinical/field experiences each semester and must pass all competencies and field experience evaluations.
  • Students must read and sign the policy and procedure manual.
  • Students must meet with the program director or clinical supervisor at least once per semester.
  • Students may be required to complete any other necessary criteria as requested by an Affiliated Site

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