• UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a

    MAJOR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
    Effective: Fall 2011

    Core Curriculum Requirements 

    Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution. Specific requirements for students majoring in Athletic Training at Alabama public two-year schools and for UWA pre-athletic training majors are included below. 

    AREA I -- Written Composition (6 semester hours) 

    AGSC: No specific courses required for Athletic Training majors beyond the AGSC requirements. 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose from one of the following sequences:
    EH 101 and 102, Written English I and II or
    EH 103 and 104, Honors English I and II
     
    ENG 101 and 102, Written Composition I and II 

     

    AREA II -- Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours) 

    AGSC: There are no specific courses required for Athletic Training majors beyond the AGSC requirements, but the following course is strongly preferred: 

    AL College System Course Titles 
    SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in athletic training are required to complete the pattern in humanities and fine arts as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose one of the following sequences:
    EH 221 and 222, British Literature or
    EH 231 and 232, American Literature or
    EH 213 and 214, Honors Literature I and II
     
    ENG 251 and 252, American Literature I and II
    ENG 261 and 262, English Literature I and II
    ENG 271 and 272, World Literature I and II
     
    SH 100, Principles of Public Speaking or
    SH 150, Professional Speaking
     
    SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
    Choose one of the following:
    AT 100, Introduction to Art
    MU 100, Introduction to Music
    TH 100, Introduction to Theatre
     
    ART 100, Art Appreciation
    MUS 101, Music Appreciation
    THR 120, Theatre Appreciation
    THR 126, Introduction to Theatre
     

     

    AREA III -- Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours) 

    AGSC: Students planning to major in athletic training must take courses in natural science as listed below: 

    AL College System Course Titles 
    BIO 103, Principles of Biology I
    PHY 201, General Physics I (or higher)
     

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in athletic training are required to complete the pattern in natural science and mathematics as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose one of the following:
    BY 101, Principles of Biology or
    BY 103, Honors Biology
     
    BIO 103, Principles of Biology I 
    Choose one of the following:
    BY 212, General Botany
    BY 222, General Zoology
    CH 101, Introductory General Chemistry
    CH 102, Introductory Organic Chemistry
    CH 111, General Chemistry I
    PH 100, Survey of Physics
    PH 201, College Physics
     
    CHM 104, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
    CHM 105, Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    CHM 111, College Chemistry
    PHY 201, General Physics I
     
    Choose one of the following:
    MH 113, Precalculus Algebra or
    higher level of mathematics
     
    MTH 112, Precalculus Algebra 

     

    AREA IV -- History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours) 

    AGSC: Students planning to major in athletic training must take a course in psychology as listed below: 

    AL College System Course Titles 
    PSY 200, General Psychology 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in athletic training are required to complete the pattern in history, social, and behavioral sciences as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose from the following sequences:
    HY 101 and 102, History of Western Civilization I and II
    HY 103 and 104, Honors Western Civilization I and II
    HY 211 and 212, American History I and II
     
    HIS 101, Western Civilization I
    HIS 102, Western Civilization II
    HIS 121, World History I
    HIS 122, World History II
    HIS 201, United States History I
    HIS 202, United States History II
     
    PY 100, General Psychology
    Choose one of the following:
    AN 100, Introduction to Anthropology
    EC 231, Principles of Macroeconomics
    EC 232, Principles of Microeconomics
    GY 100, Elements of Geography
    PS 110, American Government
    SY 100, Principles of Sociology
    SY 110, Social Problems
     
    PSY 200, General Psychology
    Choose one of the following:
    ECO 231, Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECO 232, Principles of Microeconomics
    GEO 100, World Regional Geography
    POL 211, American National Government
    SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology
    SOC 210, Social Problems
     

    AREA V -- Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses for Athletic Training Majors at UWA (19 semester hours) 

    Contact Name: R. T. Floyd
    Title: Chairperson, Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training
    Phone: (205) 652-3714
    e-mail:
    rtf@uwa.edu
     

    1. Required courses ratified by the AGSC for Athletic Training 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    BY 231, Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BY 232, Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BY 233, Applied Nutrition
    PE 251, Concepts of Health, Wellness & Fitness
     
    BIO 201, Anatomy and Physiology I
    BIO 202, Anatomy and Physiology II
    HED 221 Personal Health
    HED 224 Personal and Community Health
     

    2. List of courses to fulfill Area V for major in Athletic Training at UWA: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    14 semester hours in pre-professional and major electives to be met as follows:
    BY 231, Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BY 232, Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BY 233, Applied Nutrition
    PE 251, Concepts of Health, Wellness, and Fitness
     
    BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I
    BIO 120 Medical Terminology
    HED 221 Personal Health
    HED 224 Personal and Community Health
     

    6 semester hours in general electives
    Either of the following computer classes is strongly recommended but not required:
    CS 205, Microcomputer Applications or
    ED 305, Microcomputers in Education

    Remaining General Electives
     

     


     

    UWA
    Athletic Training Curriculum Admission Requirements

    Revised 3/14/05 


    Admission to the University and to the College of Education does not constitute acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program. Every student who wishes to prepare for athletic training certification is required to submit a written application for admission into the Athletic Training Education Program. This application should be filed with the Athletic Training Education Program Director no later than April 1 of the first year of enrollment at UWA. The Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training consists of two components: (1) The pre-professional program (usually freshman year or first year for transfers) and (2) the professional program (sophomore through senior years). All students must complete the course of study for the pre-professional and professional program as described in the University General Catalogue. The pre-professional program must be completed by all students and validated by the Athletic Training Education Program Director before students are considered eligible for admission to the professional program. All students must make formal application to the professional program (usually in the spring semester of the freshman year or first year for transfers) and meet all admission requirements. Completion of the pre-professional program does not guarantee acceptance into the eligibility criteria for the professional program in athletic training.
    Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, the student is qualified to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science and is eligible to apply for the Board of Certification Examination for Athletic Trainers.
    COSTS
    The following is a list of additional expenditures beyond those of tuition, room, board, fees, etc. for which students enrolled in the athletic training education program are responsible.
    1. Purchase of authorized athletic training uniforms.
    2. Assumption of all costs and arrangements for travel to and from clinical facilities for clinical experiences.
    3. Verification of a negative drug screen according to guidelines established by the clinical agencies utilized by the athletic training education program.
    4. Negative criminal background check conducted according to guidelines established by the clinical agencies utilized by the athletic training education program.
    5. Annual recertification of American Red Cross Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification or Emergency Medical Technician equivalency.
    6. Initiate the Hepatitis B vaccination series while enrolled in AH101 or provide documentation of completed series or complete the necessary waiver.
    POLICIES
    Admission to the Professional Program:
    To be eligible for admission to this program, in addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University, applicants must:
    1. Have a minimum quality-point ratio of 2.0 in all hours attempted in general studies curriculum requirements completed prior to application deadline.
    2. Have a minimum quality-point ratio of 3.0 in all hours attempted in the athletic training major requirements completed prior to application deadline.
    3. Submit complete application materials including recommendation forms from three faculty members to the Athletic Training Education Program Director by April 1 (December 1 and July 1 for transfer students meeting the requirements listed below). (Usually these should be submitted during the freshman or first year in the pre-professional program. All course requirements do not have to be completed prior to filing application).
    4. Hold current American Red Cross Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification or Emergency Medical Technician equivalency.
    5. Successfully complete the Athletic Training Practicum courses AH 101 and AH 102. (Exception: Students meeting the transfer criteria listed below may be admitted without previously completing these courses but will have to successfully complete these courses as part of their curriculum).
    6. Interview with the Athletic Training Curriculum Selection Committee.
    Students enrolled in clinical athletic training education courses must meet the following requirements established by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training and clinical agencies utilized by the athletic training education program for clinical and field experiences.
    1. Completion of the Pre-enrollment Physical Examination.
    2. Student must present proof of immunization for MMR and DTP vaccines; failure to comply with this requirement will result in an incomplete grade for the designated course until the requirement is met. An incomplete grade will result in the inability to advance in the program.
    3. Student must complete OSHA training and submit verification of OSHA training to be kept in the athletic training student portfolio.
    4. Completion and submission of an acknowledgement of the Technical Standards for Admission Form.
    5. Completion and submission of a Confidentiality Statement for Athletic Training Students.
    Transfer Students:
    Students with previous documented clinical experience in athletic training who transfer to UWA and meet the following requirements in addition to the above admission requirements may be eligible for admission to the athletic training professional program upon enrollment in the first semester at UWA:
    1. Documentation of a minimum of at least 120 hours of clinical experience supervised by an BOC certified athletic trainer or a state credentialed athletic trainer.
    2. One of the three recommendation forms must be from the student’s primary supervising athletic trainer from the previous institution. The remaining two recommendation forms must be from the faculty of the student’s previous institution.
    Progression Requirements:
    In order to progress in the athletic training professional program, students must:
    1. Achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each athletic training major course attempted. For any athletic training major course in which the student earns less than a "C" the entire course must be repeated. Students may repeat an athletic training (AH) course only once.
    2. Maintain a cumulative quality-point ratio of 3.0 in all hours attempted in the athletic training major requirements.
    3. Maintain a cumulative quality-point ratio of 2.0 in all hours attempted in general studies course requirements.
    4. Maintain good standing with the University according to UWA student policies and procedures.
    5. Maintain current American Red Cross Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification or Emergency Medical Technician equivalency.
    NOTE: Failure to maintain any of the above progression requirements results in academic probation and/or suspension from the athletic training professional program. In addition to academic probation or suspension, the student’s enrollment in the athletic training professional program may be terminated at any time if, in the judgment of the athletic training faculty, the student demonstrates academic, social, or emotional behaviors or physical problems inappropriate to the practice of athletic training. Students whose health status and/or clinical performance jeopardize the patients assigned to his/her care may also be dismissed from the athletic training professional program. Students suspended from the athletic training professional program may apply for re-admission to the program through the Athletic Training Curriculum Selection Committee when the deficiencies are removed. Students suspended twice from the program are ineligible to re-apply.
    Definitions:
    Unconditional Acceptance: A student may be accepted to the athletic training professional program after completing all admission requirements without deficiencies as stated in the UWA Athletic Training Curriculum Admission Requirements.
    Conditional Acceptance: Students applying to the athletic training curriculum with a GPA in the range of 1.75-1.99 for all general course work and/or 2.75-2.99 for all athletic training course work may be accepted into the program conditionally if all other application requirements have been met. Students accepted conditionally will be placed on a probationary status for one academic year. Failure to correct the deficiency(s) after one academic year will lead to suspension from the Athletic Training Education Program.
    Probation: Deficiencies in admission or progression requirements may result in the student being placed on probationary status. Probationary status is generally one academic year in length except when a student has clearly corrected any and all deficiencies. A student on probation may be limited in the total number of clinical hours allowed per week. Generally, students will not be given primary responsibility for a varsity sport during their probationary period. Students failing to correct all deficiencies at the end of one academic year from the date of probation will be suspended from the athletic training professional program.
    Suspension: Students suspended from the athletic training professional program will not be assigned clinical experiences or responsibilities within athletic training. Students will not be allowed to take any professional level athletic training course other than to repeat courses in which they have earned less than a "C".
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