2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Athletic Training, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon completion of a CAATE-accredited athletic training program, students become eligible for national certification by successfully completing the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination.

The Athletic Training Program uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Students are educated to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice including prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation and organization and professional health and well-being.

Admission Requirements

The Athletic Training Program has a secondary selective admissions process and students will be required to complete a separate application from the TCU undergraduate admission application. To be considered for the Athletic Training Program students must submit:

• TCU Athletic Training Program Application
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Copy of all academic transcripts
• Complete an on-campus and/or phone interview

Applications must be postmarked by March 1st to be considered for fall admission. Admission to the program is competitive and limited to 12-16 students per year. Transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and should contact the Program Director prior to completing the application process. Applicants are encouraged to apply to TCU prior to submitting their application to the Athletic Training Program.

Please visit www.athletictraining.tcu.edu for program information and to download the application or visit the Athletic Training Office in TCU’s Department of Kinesiology (Rickel 172).

Requirements

1. Core Curriculum (core hours depending on the number of coupled courses): (39-63 hours)

2. Athletic Training Major (78 hours)

Kinesiology Core (14 hours)

KINE 10101Introduction to Kinesiology

1

KINE 10603Anatomical Kinesiology

3

KINE 30403Motor Behavior

3

KINE 30623Biomechanics

3

KINE 30634Exercise Physiology

4

Foundation Courses (38 hours)

KINE 10102Foundations of Athletic Training

2

KINE 10202Perspectives in Athletic Training

2

KINE 20102Clinical Education I

2

KINE 20202Clinical Education II

2

KINE 20303Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3

KINE 30102Clinical Education III

2

KINE 30202Clinical Education IV

2

KINE 30303Orthopedic Assessment I

3

KINE 30313Orthopedic Assessment II

3

KINE 30603General Pathology and Applied Pharmacology

3

KINE 40102Clinical Education V

2

KINE 40202Clinical Education VI

2

KINE 40301Senior Seminar in Athletic Training

1

KINE 40303Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

3

KINE 40523Therapeutic Modalities

3

KINE 40533Therapeutic Exercise

3

Emphasis Courses (choose 12 hours)

HLTH 20203Health and Wellness Concepts

3

HLTH 30233Sport and Exercise Pharmacology

3

KINE 30713Psychology of Sport

3

KINE 30833Physical Activity and Disability

3

3. Associated Requirements (14 hours)

BIOL 20204Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 20214Anatomy and Physiology

4

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

NTDT 20403Nutrition

3

4. Electives as needed to complete (124 hours)

Retention Policy

Requirements for Retention. To remain in good standing in the Athletic Training Program, students must meet the following criteria: maintain a 2.75 or better cumulative GPA, earn a "C-" or better in all courses required to complete the major, including Kinesiology core, Foundation and Emphasis courses and Associated requirements, complete the clinical proficiencies assigned for the semester, be in good standing academically with the University and comply with University and program policies. Failure to meet the requirements for retention could delay the student's clinical education progress and ultimately the student's date of graduation.
In order to graduate with a BSAT, students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and earn a "C-" or better in all courses required to complete the major, including Kinesiology core, Foundation and Emphasis courses and Associated requirements.

Probation. Probation will serve as a warning to students that their progress in the program is not satisfactory. Students will be placed on probation if one or more of the requirements for retention are not met in a given semester. Probation will be enforced via one of the following methods: Students not meeting the cumulative GPA requirement will be limited to 20 hours per week in clinical education, will be required to complete 10 hours of study hall per week, and may not travel to away competitions. Students receiving a deficient grade in a course required for the major must repeat the course the next time the course is offered during the regular academic year (fall or spring semesters). During the semester the course is repeated, students will be limited to 25 hours per week in clinical education and will be required to complete five hours of study hall per week during the semester in which the course is repeated. Students may elect to repeat the course in the summer, provided the course is not offered during the respective academic year and is repeated in the summer immediately following the academic year in which the deficient grade was received. Students who earn less than a 2.75 for the semester may be limited to 25 hours per week in the athletic training room and will be required to complete five hours of study hall per week. Students on probation may be required to complete weekly tutor sessions if they are provided through the Davis Academic Learning Center. If a session is not available, students are strongly encouraged to seek a tutor from another source. Students will be removed from probation if the requirements for retention are satisfied at the completion of the semester.

Suspension. Students not meeting the requirements for retention for a second semester (consecutive or non-consecutive) and/or receiving a deficient grade in a course required for the major upon retaking the course will be removed from clinical experiences. Students on suspension will not be allowed to enroll in clinical education, will not be given a clinical assignment and will be required to complete weekly study hall hours and tutor sessions as assigned by the program director. Students will be removed from suspension if the requirements for retention are satisfied at the completion of the semester. Students removed from suspension may be required to complete weekly study hall hours as assigned by the program director for a minimum of one additional semester.

Dismissal from the Program. Students who have not met the requirements for retention following a semester on suspension will be considered for dismissal from the program. Other circumstances (e.g., sacrificing patient confidentiality, not adhering to program policies and procedures) may result in a student being considered for immediate dismissal and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

The program director, in consultation with the chair of the Department of Kinesiology and the program faculty/staff, will make decisions regarding the dismissal of a student from the program. The program director will meet with the student to discuss the decision and reason(s) for dismissal. A letter will be placed in the student's file. A copy will be sent to the student and the chair of the Department of Kinesiology. Students shall not continue in the athletic training major (ATTR) and will be required to file a change of major with the dean's office. Students must return all clothing issued to them as a result of their involvement in the Athletic Training Program. Failure to return clothing in a timely manner will result in a hold being placed on the student's TCU account.