+ Athletic Training/Clinic Management
The Athletic Training/Clinic Management
major, accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE),
prepares students to enter the athletic training profession.
Athletic Training/Clinic Management (AT/CM) students in
this undergraduate major are educated in all aspects of
the professional practice of a certified athletic trainer.
Through a combination of extensive classroom and clinical
experiences in athletic training, this undergraduate major
provides students the necessary competencies to challenge
the Board of Certification Examination.
to the competitive admission criteria of the AT/CM major,
students must apply separately for admission. Students
are considered pre-professional students as they enroll
in the introductory courses and begin their directed observation
for the AT/CM major. The pre-professional phase is completed
in their first three semesters on campus.
the students complete their pre-professional requirements,
students will apply for admission to the professional
phase of the curriculum that includes advanced courses,
four semesters of clinical education, and a semester-long
internship. Admitted students will typically begin the
professional phase at the start of their fourth semester
at BGSU. Five semesters are required to complete the professional
phase of the AT/CM major.
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standards establish essential qualities considered necessary
for students to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies
of an entry level athletic trainer, as well as meet the
expectations of AT/CM education's accrediting agencyCAATE.
Candidates for selection must demonstrate:
capacity to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments.
neuromuscular control to perform tasks and safely use
written and verbal communication skills.
to function in a stressful environment.
and perseverance to adjust to changing situations.
skills related to professional behaviors in the health
the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical
standards, with or without reasonable accommodations,
the student will not be admitted into the professional
phase of the AT/CM major.
desiring admission to the professional phase of the AT/CM
major must meet the following requirements:
of all application forms.
202, Athletic Training/Clinic Management, and
ATCM 210, Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries,
with a letter grade of "C" or better.
212, Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I,
ATCM 314, Clinical Experience in Athletic Training
2, with a letter grade of "C" or better.
of a minimum of 250 clinical observation hours.
completion of Athletic Training modules associated with
212, and ATCM
overall BGSU GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
evaluations from certified athletic training staff.
interview with selection committee.
examination for health and the ability to perform athletic
training duties is required. Required immunizations
include measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria
and Hepatitis B. Documentation is required on the health
exam of the previous immunizations. Technical standards
must be read, understood and signed.
Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
for the professional phase of the AT/CM major must meet
all ten criteria listed above. The number of appointments
may vary each year. Limited admission will ensure that
an appropriate student to clinical instructor ratio (approximately
8 to 1) is maintained. Admission will be limited to 18-20
students each year.
material should be returned to the AT/CM Curriculum Coordinator
by October 1st. Candidates will be notified of their admission
status no later than December 31st.
the requirements have been met, students will be ranked
based upon their GPA, evaluation scores, and interviews.
Top ranked students will be admitted into the professional
phase of the AT/CM major based on available space. It
is essential that each student fully realize what is expected
if they are admitted into BGSU's AT/CM major. All athletic
training students who are formally admitted into the AT/CM
major must complete the academic core of AT/CM courses
and complete all modules. These requirements will take
a minimum of five semesters to complete.
who are accepted into the AT/CM major will be required
to purchase and maintain professional liability insurance.
Other education costs might include transportation to
off campus clinical sites, membership in professional
associations, attendance at professional conferences,
clothing, and others.
who are not accepted into the AT/CM major may reapply
the following year. Due to the extensive clinical component
associated with this major, students may reapply only
once. Students who are not selected for the professional
phase of this major will work with the Curriculum Coordinator
to identify alternate academic programs to pursue.
who have transferred to BGSU must complete the required
pre-professional period at BGSU and apply for admission
into the professional phase of the AT/CM major. Prompt
commencement of the directed observation period is necessary
to complete the clinical courses and clinical experiences
in a minimum of six semesters at BGSU. All core courses
must be taken at BGSU to ensure competency mastery. The
Curriculum Coordinator and College Office will evaluate
other courses in the major on an individual basis to determine
transfer of credits.
official acceptance into the AT/CM major, the athletic
training student should make continued progress toward
mastery of all competencies. To achieve this mastery,
the following guidelines have been instituted:
students must maintain at least an overall grade point
average of 2.50.
a student is admitted into the professional phase of
the AT/CM Major, the student must earn a letter grade
of "C" or better in all AT/CM Curriculum courses.
489Internship in Sport Management: 52 hours
in major field, letter grade of "C" or better
387, overall GPA of 2.50 and major GPA of 2.70.
students must progress through the modules and competency
matrix at a satisfactory rate. Each module is to be
completed in specific semesters and is outlined in the
students must abide by all policies and procedures detailed
in the BGSU Athletic Training Handbook.
written and oral examinations will be given at the end
of each academic year to those students in the professional
phase of the AT/CM major. Students will be encouraged
to achieve a score of 40% for a Level 2 student, 50%
for a Level 3 student, and 60% for a Level 4 student.
to complete the above guidelines will result in the following:
StatusFailure to maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade
point average will result in the student being placed
on Conditional Status. Students will not be assigned
to clinical sites during this period, and therefore
will not be able to enroll in ATCM
318, 391, 412 and SM
387. This will likely delay the students' projected
graduation date. Students on Conditional Status must
return their cumulative grade point average to the appropriate
2.50 within the next TWO consecutive semesters of enrollment
at BGSU. If this is not acquired or if the cumulative
GPA falls below a 2.50 for a second time, the student
will be permanently suspended from the AT/CM major with
no allowance for re-entry.
Probationa trial period in which a student is
given time to try to redeem poor conduct. A student
is placed on clinical probation for the following:
to progress through the modules
behavior at the clinical site
or unexcused absence to clinical site
to abide by policies and procedures of the BGSU
probation will occur at the discretion of the supervising
Approved Clinical Instructor and Clinical Education
Coordinator as well as the Curriculum Coordinator.
Probation length will be determined by the Curriculum
order to complete the Bachelor of Science degree with
a major in Athletic Training/Clinic Management, the student
must meet the following criteria:
a minimum of a letter grade of "C" or higher
in all Athletic Training/Clinic Management required
and mastery of all competencies listed in the competency
matrix developed by the NATA Educational Council. The
Curriculum Coordinator will have final approval on this
of the Mock Oral/Practical/Written Examinations.