An athletic trainer is a qualified allied health care professional, educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with sport participation. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other athletic health care settings.
The program prepares graduates, through a combination of formal classroom instruction and clinical experience, to assume entry level positions in the athletic training profession and provides a foundation for advanced study in athletic training. The student must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements as well as the supervised practical experience hours as set forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) guidelines for Athletic Trainers. The ETBU Department of Kinesiology does not guarantee that each person admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program will pass all elements of the program or that those graduated from the program will be able to pass the licensing exam. The attainment of these goals is dependent upon the degree to which the students diligently apply themselves to their studies.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- SLO 4 KINE 2307 Describe the diagnostic accuracy concepts including reliability and specificity in the interpretation of physical examination procedures.
- SLO 1 KINE 3302 Students will apply knowledge of the healing process in developing a rehabilitation protocol for an acute injury.
General Education Requirements (46 hours)
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6
History - 3
Political Science 2305 - 3
Social Science - 3
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2
Science - BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 with a grade of "C" or better OR
BIOL 1421 and BIOL 1422 with a grade of "C" or better - 8
Mathematics 1342 and three additional hours - 6
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3
Completion of fifty-three (53) semester hours:
BIOL 2302 Medical Terminology and Health Occupation
KINE 1141 Basic Techniques in Athletic Training I
KINE 1142 Basic Techniques in Athletic Training II
KINE 1301 Introduction to Kinesiology
KINE 1306 First Aid and Safety
KINE 2141 Practicum in Athletic Training I
KINE 2142 Practicum in Athletic Training I
KINE 2302 General Medical Conditions in Exercise and Sport
KINE 2307 Upper Extremity Injury Assessment in Athletic Training
KINE 2308 Lower Extremity Injury Assessment in Athletic Training
KINE 3141 Practicum in Athletic Training III
KINE 3142 Practicum in Athletic Training IV
KINE 3300 Therapeutic Modalities
KINE 3302 Injury Rehabilitation Techniques
KINE 3310 Concepts of Personal Health and Wellness
KINE 3311 Exercise Physiology
KINE 3312 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy
KINE 3362 Sports Psychology
KINE 4141 Practicum in Athletic Training V
KINE 4142 Practicum in Athletic Training VI
KINE 4301 Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
KINE 4303 Applied Biomechanics
KINE 4306 Evaluation in Kinesiology
KINE 4309 Athletic Training
KINE 4310 Human Diseases
Retention and Progression Policy
Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses within the major and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all courses. Students will also undergo a written performance evaluation at the end of each semester. These evaluations are intended to be a positive experience to show the student athletic trainer areas needing improvement such as attitude, communication skills, and clinical skills. The student will also be required to earn 400 clinical hours over two semesters. Failure to maintain acceptable academic standards as listed above will result in the student being placed on probationary status for one semester. If the student shows a lack of academic progress, has not achieved an acceptable GPA (2.75 cum minimum), or fails to meet the minimum clinical hour requirement by the end of the probationary semester the student may be dismissed from the ATEP. Once academic standards have been met the student may apply for readmission to the program.
Students will be allowed to repeat only one of the courses in the Major in which the student makes a grade below a “C.” Students may repeat the course in question the next time the course is offered. Students will not be allowed to take any other courses required in the major until the repeated course is satisfactorily completed. Dismissal from the program does not constitute dismissal from the University. The Athletic Training Education Program reserves the right to dismiss any student whose behavior is deemed threatening to the welfare of any individual, is unsafe in any manner, who engages in unprofessional conduct, or does not maintain academic standards. Students who have been dismissed from the program will be given the opportunity to petition the Program Director for readmission to the program. In order to petition, the student must submit to the program director a formal letter indicating an intent to seek readmission prior to the end of the semester preceding requested re-entry. The student will be required to submit an essay outlining the reasons the student should be considered for readmission as well as complete a re-entry interview with the Program Director. Students may petition for readmission to the program only once.