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Athletic Training Major


Corrected Major

This major was modified on October 10, 2016, to correct an error. ATTR 491L4  and ATTR 495  are not required and were removed. The “Required Courses Core” was reduced by six credit hours, from 86 to 80. “Major Requirements” was reduced from 94 to 88 hours.


The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program at Eastern Michigan University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the athletic training program establish the 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 the program’s accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the athletic training program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program.

Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam. Students also must complete all requirements of the ATP.

Candidates for the athletic training program must demonstrate:

  • The capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and solve problems to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
  • Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and to accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
  • The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
  • The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
  • The perseverance, diligence, and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.

Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.
Candidates for selection to the athletic training education program will be required to verify they understand and meet these technical standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they can meet the standards.

The Disability Resource Center will evaluate a student who says he/she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws.

If a student says he/she can meet the technical standards with accommodation, the University will determine whether it agrees that the student can meet the technical standards with reasonable accommodation. This includes a review of whether the accommodations requested are reasonable, taking into account whether the accommodation would jeopardize clinician/patient safety or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all course work, clinical experiences and internships deemed essential to graduation.

Students in the Athletic Training Program that are applying to begin their clinical Education must obtain and submit a medical physical to be reviewed by a physician. They must obtain, complete and submit an application for ATTR 225  and complete the Hepatitis B vaccination form prior to enrolling in the clinical education coursework. These forms may be printed from the Athletic Training website or picked up from the Athletic Training Program Coordinator.

All forms and the most up to date information about the Athletic Training Program can be obtained from the program website: www.emich.edu/hphp/ATRindex.html

School Information:


School of Health Promotion & Human Performance - College of Health and Human Services

Christopher Herman, Ph.D.
Director

319J Porter Building
(734) 487-2815
cherman2@emich.edu

School Website

Advisor Information:


Jodi Schumacher

318 Porter Building
(734) 487-0090
jschuma5@emich.edu

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Major Requirements: 88 hours


Minor Requirement:


This program does not require a minor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

60 Hour Waiver


Students in this program are granted a waiver of the University requirement that students may not earn “more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix).” Students in this program may earn up to (but not exceed) 68 hours in “ATTR” credit towards graduation.

Notes:


The above curriculum, numerous clinical competencies/proficiencies and clinical experience under the supervision of an NATA-certified athletic trainer are required for graduation and to sit for the NATABOC certification exam. In addition, completed athletic training education competencies are required by all students prior to graduation from the CAAHEP accredited program. Clinical education must be attained in no less than two academic years and not more than five years.

Critical Graduation Information:


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the on-line catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement. A Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of one year of college credit in a world language.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (WI)  Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor, will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. Please see General Education  for a detailed description of requirements.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.