Admission to Athletic Training Program
The athletic training program is a very competitive and selective major. Students wishing to major in athletic training must meet all of the admission standards prior to being interviewed by the selection committee. Students will be selected into the program based on the number of student athletic trainer positions available, their academic achievements, and the quality of their essay and interview. The application to be accepted into the athletic training curriculum at Averett University will be submitted in the fall semester of a prospective student’s sophomore year. There is a pre-professional phase in which students must meet certain requirements (listed below) in order to be allowed into the program. Students should contact the program director to get details regarding the application process.
Transfer students must meet the same requirements for acceptance. The transferred coursework must be equivalent to the Averett University curriculum and must meet all transfer acceptance requirements as set forth by the Averett University Registrar’s office. The observation hours should be attained under a certified athletic trainer. These students will be considered on an individual basis with special circumstances given proper evaluation.
Requirements for Admission to the Athletic Training Program
The Program Director must receive all materials no later than November 1st or the previous weekday if November 1st falls on the weekend or a holiday.
These courses must be completed prior to admission to the student athletic training program. The student must earn a grade of C or better in each of these courses:
HTH 200, First Aid/ Safety
HTH 110, Contemporary Health Issues
PE 209, Introduction to Athletic Training
Students who meet the above criteria in the application process will be interviewed by the members of the athletic training selection committee. The interviews will begin approximately two weeks after November 1st. The students will then be selected based on the number of student athletic trainer positions available and their performances in their coursework, interview and essay.
Students interested in athletic training should contact the program director.
Technical Standards of Acceptance
The Athletic Training Program at Averett 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 essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program 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, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the NATABOC certification exam.
Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate the following:
Candidates for selection to the athletic training program will be required to verify that they understand and meet these technical standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they can meet the standards. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted to the program.
The Athletic Training Technical Standards Committee will evaluate a student who states 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 states he/she can meet the technical standards with accommodation, then 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 accommodations would jeopardize clinician/patient safety, or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences and internships deemed essential to graduation.