Additional Information

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    Mission Statement for the Athletic Training Education Program

    The Lees-McRae College Athletic Training Education Program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, professional responsibilities and character for a career in a service-based allied health care profession.

    Athletic Training Program Goals

    • To provide experiences for learning in clinical settings.
    • To provide a competency based program of learning, as required by CAATE, in the field of Athletic Training
    • To prepare athletic training students with the necessary knowledge and skills to participate in the BOC certification examination process.
    • To prepare students for entry level positions in the Athletic Training profession.
    • To prepare students to be well rounded professionals not only in knowledge and skill, but also in responsibility and character.
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    Participation in Athletics

    Many prospective students interested in Lees-McRae College are student-athletes. The Athletic Training Education Program does allow student-athletes to be accepted into the program. The Athletic Training faculty will work with the
    students to help them succeed in the program. However, these students must realize and accept the demands of the clinical education experience required for the ATEP. Student-athletes majoring in Athletic Training may participate in only one sport and may need to spend an extra semester or year in the program to fulfill the requirements. Specific guidelines for student-athletes in the program are available in the Athletic Training Student Handbook and on the Athletic Training Education Program web page.
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    Associated Costs

    The Athletic Training Education Program makes every effort to keep additional costs to the students to a minimum. However, there are certain costs that students should expect. These may include:

    • Liability Insurance
    • Hepatitis B Vaccination series or declination
    • NATA Membership
    • Automobile for transportation to off-campus clinical education sites (required in the final 2 semesters)
    • Professional attire for observation hours and events (NO jeans, t-shirts, sandals, etc.)
    • All students accepted into the ATEP must have khaki shorts and/or slacks for events. Shirts will be issued from the program.
    • Fees associated with clinical education labs
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    Retention Policy

    Once a student is formally accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program, they must maintain the following requirements:

    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • A grade of ‘C-” or better in all major related coursework
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification. A current copy of CPR/First Aid card must be in ATS file in the Program Coordinator’s office each year
    • Abide by published ATEP policies

    Any change in status will result in a written letter/contract, a copy of which must besigned and placed in the student’s file. Any requirements spelled out in the contract must be satisfied in one semester.

    Failure to satisfy or maintain these requirements will result in probationary standing until the deficiencies are satisfied within one semester or the next course offering after being placed on probationary status. Failure to fulfill this requirement will result in loss of program standing, requiring the student to reapply to the program.

    National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) membership is strongly encouraged for all Athletic Training students. Benefits of membership include the Journal of Athletic Training and NATA News subscription, eligibility for scholarships and discounts for professional meetings, including the national convention. Membership forms are available online at www.nata.org.