Athletic Training Course Requirements
The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program of study is designed to prepare students for BOC certification. Students will begin the course of study during their first year at Roanoke College. Entry level courses will be taken and students will begin to gain clinical experience in the athletic training room through directed observation. During the first semester of their sophomore year, students will formally apply for consideration of acceptance to the Athletic Training major. Outlined below are the course requirements, admission procedures for acceptance into the Athletic Training major, and clinical requirements.
For a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training, the following units of work are required. Five and one-half core units (required of all majors in the department of Education, Health and Human Performance) must be taken. They include Health and Human Performance 200, 207, 221, 223 or equivalent, 301, 306, and 403.
Once accepted into the Athletic Training major, six additional units must be taken. They include HHP 307, 308, 413, 414, 415, 416, and four clinical courses: HHP 211, 212, 213 and 214. Note that HHP 223 (or equivalent), 224, 301 and Biology 230 are prerequisite courses for admission to the Athletic Training major. Biology 260 is taken as a prerequisite or co-requisite to all upper level Athletic Training courses. HHP 415, 414, and 307 will be offered every other year starting with the academic year 2001-2002. HHP 308 and 413 will be offered every other year starting with the academic year 2002-2003. HHP 416 will be taken during the senior year.
To be considered for admission to the Athletic Training major, students must meet selection criteria established by the department of Health and Human Performance.
During the first three semesters of study, students will be required to take general education courses and athletic training courses and to accumulate 100 hours of directed observation in the Roanoke College athletic training room or at practices or games. During their third semester, students may apply for admission to the Athletic Training major. Prior to admission, students must also have completed at least 12 units. The following is a list of selection criteria for admission to the Athletic Training major.
1. Must have completed at least 12 units.
2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
3. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in HHP 223 (or equivalent), 224, 301, and Biol. 230.
4. Must submit formal application for Athletic Training major.
5. Must have completed 100 directed observation hours during the first three semesters.
6. Must show competency in basic athletic training skills by submitting a signed skills checklist.
7. Must provide two positive recommendations from faculty or staff of Roanoke College.
8. Must perform well in an interview with selection committee.
9. Must perform well on an entrance examination.
10. Must submit a signed technical standards form with the application for admission.
Students applying for admission to the Athletic Training program must meet all criteria listed above. Applications for admission will be submitted during the third semester (fall term only) at Roanoke College, with a deadline of October 15. Students will be notified of their status no later than January 1. Enrollment into the program will be limited. Students not accepted into the program initially may re-apply the following year.
Transfer students will be considered for admission to the Athletic Training major provided they have completed all prerequisites and have met the criteria listed above.
Athletic Training majors may incur additional costs for uniforms, travel to and from off-campus sites, background checks and to attend professional conferences.
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