Athletic Participation Policy for ATEP Students
- Applicants to the ATEP will be provided with a copy of this policy statement early on in the application year. It will be discussed and explained again during the application process. The intention on the part of a prospective athletic training student to participate in intercollegiate athletics shall not factor into the admission decision for the ATEP.
- Students admitted to the ATEP may participate in intercollegiate athletics.
- Athletic training students shall limit their participation to one intercollegiate team.
- Athletic training students will be allowed to participate during their team's non-traditional season ONLY if participation does not conflict with the student's ATEP clinical experience responsibilities.
- Athletic training students who participate in intercollegiate athletics must, like all students, fulfill ALL the didactic and clinical education program requirements before they can graduate. All student-athletes are strongly encouraged to consult the athletic training education program director early since effective planning is crucial to on-time graduation.
- All athletic training students in the ATEP, including fall student-athletes, are required to perform at least one “equipment intensive” clinical experience (e.g. football). Student-athletes who participate in fall sports conflict with this requirement as a result of their athletic participation. In order to meet this program requirement, athletic training students, who are also fall athletes, must complete a ninth semester, i.e. “equipment intensive” rotation prior to graduating from the college and the ATEP.
- Athletic training students who participate in basketball must also fulfill the equipment intensive requirements of that rotation. This means adjustments will be necessary to both the basketball and athletic training schedules to fulfill the requirements during the athletic training students' junior or senior year.
This policy will be in effect once a student has been accepted into the ATEP at the beginning of his/her sophomore year and will be in effect as long as the student remains in the ATEP. Students with questions regarding this policy are encouraged to speak with the ATEP director for clarification of their concerns.