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College of Education - B.S. Athletic Training

Policy for Participation in Athletics during Professional Phase

The Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education mandates that an Athletic Training Program (ATP) cannot complete formal clinical education in less than 2 academic years. The Rowan University ATP allows students to participate in athletics; however there are specific policies regarding this situation. The following policies are for any student wishing to participate in sports and complete the ATP.

  1. Athletes understand that they will be required to remain within the ATP for a longer period of time than a traditional student. This academic extension is dependent on how many semesters the student participates in athletics during the professional phase of the ATP only. Participation in athletics during the pre-professional phase of the ATP has no bearing on how long a student remains at Rowan University to complete the ATP
    Examples
    1. A student decides to participate in athletics for one semester ( i.e., junior year but not senior year) after being accepted into the ATP’s professional phase
      1. The student must remain at Rowan University for 1 extra semester (Fall semester) in order to complete the ATP.
    2. A student decides to participate in athletics for two semesters ( i.e., both junior and senior year) after being accepted into the ATP’s professional phase
      1. The student must remain at Rowan University for 2 extra semesters (1 academic year) in order to complete the ATP.
  2. When a student is in season, they will not be given a clinical assignment. The ATP believes that to complete a clinical assignment during an athletic season would create too much stress to the student. However, the student will receive a clinical assignment when out of season.
  3. All students will register for the Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training courses within the regular sequence of courses.
  4. The Residency in Athletic Training Sequence will differ depending on whether the student participates in a Fall, Winter or Spring sport. Please See tables below.

 

Fall Sports
Junior Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques  in Athletic Training I
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training II
  2. Register for Residency in Athletic Training I
Senior Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training III
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training IV
  2. Register for residency in Athletic Training II
Extended Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Residency in Athletic Training III
  1. Register for Residency in Athletic Training  IV

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Spring Sports
Junior Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training I
  2. Register for Residency in Athletic Training I
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training II
Senior Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training III
  2. Register for Residency in Athletic Training II
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training IV
Extended Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Residency in Athletic Training III
  1. Register for Residency in Athletic Training IV


Winter Sports
Junior Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training I
  2. Register for Residency in AT I
    -- given a clinical assignment but removed once winter season starts
    -- must be at preseason camp
    -- student will receive an incomplete for this class
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training II
  2. Grade given for Residency in Athletic Training I after the completion of spring  clinical assignment
    -- this assignment will commence after winter season ends
    -- finishes 1 clinical assignment
Senior Year
Fall Spring
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training III
  2. Residency in AT II
    -- given a clinical assignment but removed once winter season starts
    -- must be at preseason camp
    -- the incomplete will be extended for this class
  1. Register for Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training IV
  2. Grade given for Residency in Athletic Training II after the completion of spring  clinical assignment
    -- this assignment will commence after winter season ends
    -- finished 2nd clinical    assignment
Extended Year
Fall Spring
  1.  Register for Residency in Athletic Training III
  1. Register for Residency in Athletic Training IV

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