Total number of hours for program: 123.
Declaration of a major in Athletic Training does not guarantee admission into the program. Students must formally apply and be admitted into the program and before beginning the professional sequence of courses and/or proceeding into advanced clinical placements. In addition to the academic requirements below, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program progression, suspension, and termination refer to the Athletic Training program website linked from the School of Health Sciences.
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
When do students apply? Completed applications must be received by September 1 for provisional admission to the program. Students will typically apply for provisional admission to the program during their first semester at WCU. Students must have been provisionally admitted to the program for a minimum of one semester in order to apply for full admission to the program. Application for full admission to the program occurs December 15 of each year. Students will typically apply for full admission to the program during their second academic year at WCU.
Required Pre-requisites: Admission to the professional sequence requires completion of ATTR 150, and ATTR 210 with a grade of C+ or better. Additionally, students must complete ATTR 183, ATTR 221, ATTR 265, ATTR 283 and EMC 240. Students must earn a grade of C+ or better in four of the five additional courses with no pre-requisite courses below a grade of C. Students must also satisfactorily complete all clinical observation requirements at WCU or one of its approved affiliate clinical sites under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor prior to full admission to the program.
Retention in the Program: Students fully admitted into the ATTR program must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 and a major GPA of 2.75 to remain in the program. In addition, students must earn a grade of C+ or better in all but one of the required courses in the major. Once fully admitted into the ATEP, students may be dismissed upon earning any grade below C- in any major course, or, upon the second “C” earned.
Additional Information: Transfer students and WCU varsity athletes should contact the program director for program information. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students may be required to complete clinical experience during vacation periods and/or during weekends, evenings. Additionally, students may be required to return to campus prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and remain after each semester ends if their clinical education experience requires attendance during these times.