2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Athletic Training

Criteria for Retention

Athletic Training Program students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 in all courses. At the end of each semester, grades will be reviewed and if the required grade point average is not met, the candidate will be placed on probation. Students will be permitted to continue taking courses within the Athletic Training Program the subsequent semester provided a 2.75 grade point average is achieved by the end of the semester or as determined in a written agreement between the student, the advisor, and the Program Director.

Athletic Training Program students must receive a grade of “C” or better in every course of the Athletic Training Program core. At the end of each semester, grades will be reviewed and if the student has received a grade less than a “C” in any course of the Athletic Training Program core, the student will be permitted to continue taking courses within the Athletic Training Program but must complete the course with the grade of a "C" or better. 

Athletic Training Program students muest earn a grade of a "C" or better in all courses that are prerequisites for clinical courses. Students will not be allowed to take the clinical course until the prerequisite course has been repeated with the grade of a "C" or better. The Advisor and Program Director may develop a written plan with a student that would allow for the student to take a clinical course after receiving a grade of less than a "C" in the prerequisite course due to extenuating circumstances, however, the student will still be required to pass the course with a "C" or better.

The student must meet any additional departmental requirements. Students are required to check with their advisors concerning any additional departmental requirements. The student is expected to demonstrate the dispositions of a good Athletic Trainer throughout the program by being motivated/dedicated, responsible, resourceful, caring/sensitive, open minded, poised, ethical and collegial (collaborative/cooperative).

The student must maintain continuous enrollment. Students who are not enrolled at the university for more than two consecutive semesters (excluding summer semesters) will be dropped from the Athletic Training Program and must be re-admitted to the Athletic Training Program before proceeding with any coursework requiring admission to the Athletic Training Program.

Athletic Training Probation/Disciplinary Policy

Effect of Probationary Status

Students who do not maintain the required grade point average will receive a warning and be placed on academic probation from the program for the following semester. Students will have one semester to bring their grade point average up to the required grade point average. During the semester of academic probation, students are not able to participate in clinical rotations or athletic training room hours unless stipulated in the student's plan developed by the student, the Advisor, and the Program Director. Students will be required to meet with their academic advisors and the program director and submit a grade report sheet at the time of each meeting as determined in the plan of study.

Students who display inappropriate dispositions are to be reported by faculty or preceptor. Prior to filing the report, faculty/Preceptors would be expected to discuss their concerns about the student’s disposition with the student. If discussion of the concern does not remedy the problem, then an inappropriate dispositions report is filed. Both the student and reporting person should sign the report. If the student is unavailable (eg. due to excessive absences) the report may be filed without the student’s signature. The written report is filed with the Chair of Teacher Education and Human Performance who will forward copies to the candidate’s advisor and the Program Director. The form will describe the inappropriate disposition or behavior and also indicate the level of urgency in remedying the situation. Any report of inappropriate dispositions will require that the reporting faculty member be notified of an advisor/student action plan to remedy the concerns. In the case of multiple reports of inappropriate dispositions or an egregious incident the student will be required to meet with the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee (ATPSC) which will determine what action needs to be taken. Action may include an advisor/student plan to remedy concerns, probation with a plan to remedy concerns, or removal from the program. In the event of multiple reports or an egregious incident a “plan follow through: report must be filed with ATPSC prior to the Program Director’s endorsement to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC), Inc. exam.

Following the probationary semester, the ATPSC will review the candidate’s status. This review will include, but will not be limited to: grade point averages, dispositions, recommendations from faculty, and the previous probation history. The ATPSC will change the candidate’s status to fully admitted, or will drop the student from the Athletic Training Program. The candidate will be informed of the decision at the end of the semester. A student dropped from the Athletic Training Program will be dropped from clinical courses.

Student grievances would be taken up with the Preceptor. If the preceptor is not able to reconcile the problem, the issue should be brought to the Program Director, followed by the Chair of the Teacher Education and Human Performance Department, then the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Procedure for Re-admittance to the Athletic Training Program

If a student was dropped from the Athletic Training Program for failure to enroll for more than two consecutive semesters, the candidate must meet with his or her advisor and be recommended for reinstatement by his or her advisor and the department chair.

If the student was dropped from the program for other reasons, he or she must go through the full admissions process, but will not be required to duplicate relevant items from the first admission.

Transfer Student Policy

Students considering a transfer to Minot State University may request an unofficial transcript review by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 701-858-3347. Students transferring to Minot State University must request that an official college or university transcript be sent to Minot State University Enrollment Services. An unofficial transcript can be sent to Minot State University’s Registrar’s Office for evaluation. Students should also submit an official transcript to the Athletic Training Program Director for review of program specific courses to determine eligibility for application to the Athletic Training Program (ATP). Transfer students will need to apply for admission to Minot State University and complete the admissions requirements. Transfer students are required to meet the same requirements for admission to the ATP as current Minot State University students (see Athletic Training Program Application Checklist). Transfer students are required to go through the process for application for admission to the Athletic Training program as are all new students. Acceptance of courses does not mean that a student will automatically be admitted to the Athletic Training Program. Transfer students will be required to take all Athletic Training Program specific course work at Minot State University. Students may be able to transfer in the following course work contingent upon syllabus and course catalog audits: BIOL 220 Anatomy And Physiology I, BIOL 221 Anatomy And Physiology II, PHYS and CHEM (determined by the Registrar’s Office for general education requirements and Program Director for ATP requirements).

The Transfer Process

Students must complete the following:

  • Apply for admission, pay $35 application fee, and complete admissions requirements.
  • Submit your official transcript(s) and review your Transfer Credit Summary Report to see how courses were transferred. You may also see Transfer Credit Guidelines to see course equivalents, how courses are approved, and how courses will be reviewed.
  • Participate in orientation. All transfer students are required to participate in new student orientation.
  • Enroll in classes, get your student ID, arrange your housing, and purchase your parking pass.

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Athletic Training

General Education
General Education courses38
Required Athletic Training Core
BIOL 220Anatomy And Physiology I4
BIOL 221Anatomy And Physiology II4
CHEM 115Introductory Chemistry 14
or CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
HMS 215Principles of Pharmacology3
HMS 243Pathophysiology3
ATR 128Introduction to Athletic Training3
ATR 129A T Clinical Experience I1
ATR 206Medical Conditions3
ATR 207Prevention & Care of Injuries2
ATR 208Taping and Bracing2
ATR 304Therapeutic Exercise3
ATR 223A T Clinical Experience II1
ATR 307Head, Neck, & Spine Evaluation3
ATR 323A T Clinical Experience III2
ATR 324A T Clinical Experience IV2
ATR 420Athletic Training Management2
ATR 423A T Clinical Experience V2
ATR 424A T Clinical Experience VI2
ATR 425Capstone in Athletic Training1
KIN 120Weight Training1
KIN 126Group Fitness1
KIN 226Methds of Teaching Group Fitness and Weight Training2
KIN 210First Aid & CPR2
KIN 270Upper/Low Extremity Evaluattion3
KIN 301Psychomotor Development2
KIN 310Organization & Administration of PE & Athletics2
KIN 334Nutrition for Physical Performance2
KIN 407Psychology of Physical Education & Athletes2
KIN 410Advanced Athletic Injuries & Modalities3
KIN 431Kinesiology3
KIN 433Physiology of Exercise3
KIN 441Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
or PSY 241 Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours118

These courses can be taken as a part of the General Education requirement.

Sports Medicine Concentration

ATR 207Prevention & Care of Injuries2
KIN 210First Aid & CPR2
KIN 431Kinesiology3
Select two of the following:6
Medical Conditions
Therapeutic Exercise
Head, Neck, & Spine Evaluation
Upper/Low Extremity Evaluattion
Total Hours13