Patient Care Policy
Athletic Training majors may NOT participate in patient care until he/she has met the requirements of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). These requirements must be completed prior to beginning clinical experiences for HERS 292 – Principles in Athletic Training and are described below. Athletic Training Students (ATS) that do not have each of the above completed may not participate in any patient care activities.
Upon completion of these requirements, Athletic Training students will be assigned to a preceptor and begin clinical education experiences that are planned, directed, and assessed by the ACI. These clinical education experiences are part of HERS 292 and a Reflective Journal will be required. Athletic Training students that meet the application requirements should apply to the ATEP during the first week of November each year. Students enrolled in HERS 191 will complete an observational experience only with no direct patient care.
Prerequisites for HERS 292
After successful completion of HERS 191, BIO 211 & 212 AT majors will be required to complete the following requirements prior to enrollment HERS 292 during the Fall semester. HERS 292 in ONLY offered in the Fall semester.
Did You Know??
The independent Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) nationally certifies athletic trainers.
Athletic trainers must pass an examination and hold an entry-level bachelor's or master's degree to become an ATC. 75 hours of continuing education is required over a three year period to retain certification. (www.nata.org)