Extracurricular Activities and Employment

The Athletic Training faculty encourages all students to be involved in university events and activities. However, participation in extracurricular activities cannot compromise the academic and clinical education of the ATS. Students interested in pursuing a degree in athletic training must realize the importance of the clinical education and experience portion of this degree program.

An ATS may participate in a varsity sport while in the AT Program, however, it will not be possible to complete the program requirements without the full cooperation of the student-athlete’s coaching staff. If a student-athlete is admitted to the program, no exceptions will be made for course sequencing, nor will exceptions be made for the clinical education requirements. Students will NOT be permitted to participate in more than one varsity sport while enrolled in the AT Program.

The AT Program faculty understands that many college students need to work in order to put themselves through college.  Students are permitted to work either on or off campus or participate in a program such as Residential Assistant in addition to being in the AT Program.  However, students must understand that it is their responsibility to manage their time and schedule work around their clinical obligations.  If a student’s job affects his/her ability to complete the clinical experience portion of the Clinical Education, the student’s grade will be affected.

The AT Program is responsible for selecting, evaluating and training preceptors for all clinical sites.  In addition, a formal Affiliation Agreement must be signed with all clinical sites prior to a student being placed for hands-on experience.  The Clinical Education Coordinator must also physically visit the site at least once a year.