Academic Performance & Retention

Students must maintain semester and cumulative GPA's at or above the following:

  • First semester of college work – 1.70
  • Second semester of college work – 1.85
  • Subsequent semesters of college work – 2.00

Students placed on probation who do not significantly improve their academic performance during the following semester may be dismissed or placed on "extended probation" for another semester.

Students in the Athletic Training Program must maintain specific standards to remain in good standing within the program. These include:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Major GPA of 3.0
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Community First Aid certification or certification as an Emergency Medical Technician
  • Adhering to the minimum hour requirements for each clinical experience course

Failure to meet the above academic requirements will result in the student being placed on academic probation within the division.

If placed on academic probation, the student will have one semester to correct the deficiencies. If she/he fails to correct the deficiencies, the student will be suspended from the program. During academic probation from the ATP, the student will not be permitted to pursue additional athletic training classes or accumulate additional clinical hours unless given written permission from the Program Director.

Students who fail to meet the clinical portion of the requirements will be placed on Clinical Probationary Status and will have one semester to correct the deficiency in clinical hours. Failure to fulfill probationary status requirements will result in the student being issued a disciplinary report and a receiving a notation in his/her permanent academic file.

All AT specified courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Any grade less than a "C" in one of the core courses will result in the student retaking the course. All other specified major courses should be passed with a "C-" or better.

Students who are unable to meet the GPA requirements set by the athletic training program after serving one semester on academic probation may be dismissed from the athletic training major. Students dismissed from the program area permitted to appeal the decision. The appeals process is the same process as outlined in the application process.

Readmission Procedure

Students suspended from the athletic training major for academic reasons must apply for readmission to the major. The student must have a semester index of 2.75 while carrying an academic load of 12 or more credits for the semester following suspension. A formal application for readmission must be made in writing to the Program Director. The suspended student must interview with the appeals committee. The appeals committee will hear the student’s case and render a decision on readmission. If a student is readmitted to the major the student will be on academic probation for a minimum of one semester. Any missed clinical course and proficiencies must be completed prior to graduating from the program.