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2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Grand Valley State University
   
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training


Requirements for a Major in Athletic Training


Students applying to the athletic training program at Grand Valley must follow all general education requirements as defined in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. Transfer students should refer to the Transfer Student Policy at the end of this section.

This program is available only to students who apply and are admitted through the formal, competitive admission process. Application for admission to the program takes place two times per year: fall and winter. Once admitted into the program a student is required to spend a minimum of five semesters completing their clinical experiences.

Prerequisites for Admission


The prerequisites for admission into the athletic training program are as follows:

Note: Students must receive a B or better in all prerequisite coursework

  • Current first aid and CPR certification
  • Proof of current immunizations as defined by the CDC for health care workers
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • One semester attendance at Grand Valley State University

Admission Eligibility


Once the above criteria have been met (or in process), the student is eligible to apply for admission into the program. Admission is competitive and is based on:

  1. Written test (Students must receive a 70 percent or higher to qualify for an interview)
  2. Practical test (Students must receive a 70 percent or higher to qualify for an interview)
  3. Admission application
  4. Interview
  5. Recommendations
  6. Completion of a criminal background check and 10-panel drug screen
  7. Technical standards

Individuals must be able to meet all technical standards of the athletic training program as outlined in the Athletic Training Policies and Procedures Manual.

Transfer Student Policy for the Athletic Training Education Program


  1. Transfer students seeking to enter the Grand Valley State University athletic training program must meet with an athletic training curriculum advisor to discuss possible transfer courses.
  2. Transfer students must meet all admission criteria in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.
  3. Transfer students must meet all Grand Valley athletic training program prerequisite and admission criteria.
  4. The application committee will evaluate pre-admission criteria and transfer of coursework to the program on an individual basis.

Admission into the athletic training education program and successful completion of the curriculum courses and clinical hours will make students eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam for athletic trainers upon graduation.

Athletic Training Major B.S. Course Requirements (credit hours: 10)


GPA Retention Policies


Athletic training majors are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all required course work with no grade lower than a C. Once formally admitted to the program, students will also be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. In addition, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the semester. Failure to maintain the previously listed GPA requirements will place students in a probationary status for one semester. Failure to maintain the previously listed GPA requirements for a second consecutive semester will result in dismissal from the program.

Program Costs


Students will be responsible for the costs associated with required immunizations, background checks and drug screenings, BLS face mask, travel to and from clinical sites, identification tags and clothing items, and all textbooks and supplemental materials required for each course.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Athletic Training


Fourth Year


Athletic Training Program Description


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Movement Science Program Description


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