Athletic Training Program

 

Holloway Hall

Attention Prospective Students: Salisbury University’s Department of Health and Sports Sciences has formally suspended the Athletic Training Major beginning Fall 2014.The period of suspension is two years. During this time, Athletic Training will not be offered  as a major to incoming students. The purpose of this action is to explore the possibility (and if so, prepare) for transition from a baccalaureate to a post-baccalaureate program. The goal is to offer students interested in athletic training an option to choose a track that prepares for admissions to a graduate athletic training program of study.  

Admission Standards (Only students enrolled in Salisbury University prior to August 2014)

To be eligible for admissions to the Athletic Training Program prospective students must first obtain admission to Salisbury University and complete all pre-program requirements. Admission into the Athletic Training Program is selective. Due to the competitive nature of this program, the criteria listed below should be regarded as minimum standards for admittance.

 

Pre-Program Requirements:

  1. The athletic training student must be accepted to Salisbury University and declare athletic training as a major.

  2. The athletic training student (ATS) must attain sophomore status.

  3. The ATS must complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience in SU’s Athletic Training Clinic. An SU staff Athletic Trainer must endorse clinical rotation hour verification for all hours. This requirement is part of the ATTR 210 Foundations of Athletic Training course requirements.

  4. The deadline for submission of application for admission to the Athletic Training Program is the third Friday in November and can be accessed at http://www.salisbury.edu/hss/ATEP/evalforms.html

  5. The student must acknowledge their ability to fulfill the technical standards that are required of an athletic training student.

In addition, the criteria listed below should be completed or in the process of completion at the time of application to be considered for admission into the Athletic Training Program. The selection committee evaluates the candidates; and will determine who will be accepted to the athletic training program. The criteria will include an overall grade point average of 2.8, a minimum of “C” grade in selected core requirements and ATTR, EXSC and PHEC courses, an interview, letters of recommendation, and evaluations by approved clinical instructors. After the interview, each candidate will receive notification from the Director of the Athletic Training Program regarding admission status by the first week of January.

 

Matriculation will begin the spring semester of the following calendar year and will continue for a minimum of five semesters. Candidates who are not accepted to the ATP can appeal the decision by submitting a formal response to the program director within thirty (30) days of the notification.

 

Minimum criteria for acceptance:

  1. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.8.

  2. Complete the following General Education Requirements (preprequisite)with a minimum    "C" grade:

    BIOL 215 Anatomy and Physiology I

    BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology II

    PHEC 108: Introduction to Wellness and Fitness

    PSYC 101 General Psychology

    PHYS 121 General Physics I (or) CHEM 121 General Chemistry I

    MATH 155 Modern Statistics with Computer Analysis

  3. Complete the required Athletic Training course, ATTR 210: Foundations of Athletic Training with a minimum "C" grade.

  4. Complete a minimum of one hundred hours of observation at Salisbury University's primary clinical site. (included in ATTR 210 as a class requirement)

  5. Current CPR/AED certification. (included in ATTR 210 as a class requirement)

  6. A demonstrated knowledge and interest in the athletic training profession.

Application Materials

 

Upon completion (or in the final semester for completing) of the athletic training program prerequisites, the student is eligible to apply to the athletic training program. Application to the Athletic Training Program, must include the following materials and submit it to the Director of the Athletic Training Program by the third Friday in November.

  1. Completed Application

  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

  3. Completed physical examination dated after January 1st of the application year

  4. Verification of current immunizations.

  5. Verification of Hepatitis B vaccination series commencement or signed waiver of declination.

  6. Verification of Negative TB Test or Negative Chest X-Ray since January 1 of the application years.

  7. Signed Technical Standards

  8. Signed Athletic Training Procedure Manual Statement

  9. Documented 100 hours of clinical observation.

Once the student submits an application, the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee will consider the students based upon the above academic prerequisites, letters of recommendation, clinical experience evaluations at Salisbury University, formal interview with the committee and personal and professional traits.

 

Acceptance into the ATP at Salisbury University will fall under the following categories:

 

Accepted: A student is unconditionally admitted into the Athletic Training Program.  Students must maintain all eligibility requirements as stated in the most recent edition of the Salisbury University Athletic Training Student Procedure Manual to remain in good standing.

 

Conditional Admittance: A student is admitted into the Athletic Training Program on a conditional basis. The student will be give a specific date to rectify any deficiencies to obtain the minimum eligibility standards. During the conditional admittance period the student must maintain all other eligibility requirements as stated in the most recent edition of the Salisbury University Athletic Training Student Procedure Manual to remain in good standing.

 

Wait-Listed:  A student is not accepted or denied admission at this point due to extenuating circumstances or circumstances beyond the student’s control. Wait- listing of a student will be on a discretionary basis as determined by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee.

 

Not Accepted: The student has been denied admission into the Athletic Training Program.  Students will be required to meet with their academic advisor to discuss options regarding the major. Students may opt to reapply for admission during the next application period provided they meet all appropriate admissions criterion at that time.

 

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to Salisbury University from another institution of higher education must submit official transcripts to the Admissions Department of Salisbury University.  The Admissions Department will determine which transfer courses will be accepted by Salisbury University for credit toward graduation.  Appeals of these decisions may be made to the Chairperson of the Department offering the course. Athletic training courses (ATTR prefix) cannot be transferred and must be completed at Salisbury University.  Appeals of these courses may be submitted to the Director of the Athletic Training Program of the Salisbury University Athletic Training Program.

 

A student transferring to Salisbury University can only become eligible as a candidate for admission to the Athletic Training Program after successful completion of the required academic courses (See Program Admission). Transfer students are eligible to complete the application process while enrolled concurrently in any of the required academic courses. Admission into the program is contingent upon successful completion of the required prerequisite courses.  A transfer student must also complete a minimum of one hundred (100) observation hours at Salisbury University prior to becoming eligible for admission to the Athletic Training Program.