Retention of Students
Retention of Students in the Athletic Training Program
Students must demonstrate satisfactory progress of academic and clinical requirements in order to complete the ATP in the standard four-year timeframe. Students should fully understand the potential consequences associated with unsatisfactory work both academically and clinically.
1. Students who have not yet been accepted into the ATP must follow the “Selection of Students” criteria previously described in this guide.
2. Students who have been accepted into the ATP must complete all required courses within the athletic training major with a “C” or better.
- Some courses require students to earn a minimum grade of “C” to allow the student to continue normal academic progression when that course is a prerequisite for a future course. This information is provided in the course description section of the University Catalog. Any student receiving a “D” in a required course will ONLY be allowed to continue progression through the normal sequence of courses IF there is not a minimum grade of “C” stipulated in the prerequisite. The student will be expected to repeat the course during the next available course offering.
- Any student receiving an “F” in a required course will ONLY be allowed to continue progression through the normal sequence of courses IF the course is NOT a prerequisite for a future course. The student will be expected to repeat the course during the next available course offering.
- Courses that must be repeated due to a grade of “D” or “F” may interrupt the student’s ability to progress in the normal course sequence and may result in additional semesters of study beyond the traditional four years to complete the academic requirements.
3. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Committee on Academic Qualifications (CAQ) by completing an average of at least 12 credit hours per semester. Students who fall below this requirement will face disciplinary action from the CAQ and may be placed on academic probation. Continuation through the normal sequence of courses within the ATP will be based on the requirements placed on the student from CAQ.
4. Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA to avoid disciplinary action from CAQ. Continuation through the normal sequence of courses within the ATP will be based on the requirements placed on the student by CAQ. See clinical section below regarding additional clinical restrictions.
5. Marks of an “I” (Incomplete) grade are given only with the dean’s approval for documented reasons generally beyond the student’s control. Any student who receives an “I” in a required academic course, per university policy, must remove the “I” grade within the first 12 weeks of the following academic semester, unless provided an extension by the Dean of the College of A&S. Students may continue through normal academic sequencing for the semester the “I” is in effect. Any student who does not remove the “I” grade by the end of the academic semester that the “I” is in effect will not be permitted to take any major courses the following semester that the incomplete course is a prerequisite for. Normal course sequencing may continue once the student has converted the “I” grade to a “C” (or “S” in a non-graded course) or better.
6. Any student who engages in academic misconduct as outlined by the Getty College of Arts & Sciences Policies and Procedures Handbook, can expect to face disciplinary action from the course instructor, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and/or the ATP. ATP sanctions will be decided on an individual basis by the HPSS Dept. Chair and the ATP Director and may include action ranging from a written warning to dismissal from the University.
b. Clinical Experiences
1. Students must receive a minimum of a “C” in each clinical to progress to the next clinical level. Criteria for successful completion of each clinical level is detailed in each clinical syllabus.
2. “D” or “F” grades will be given in clinicals based on the criteria listed in your syllabus and on the clinical experience grading sheet. Students who receive a “D” or “F” grade will not be permitted to continue to the next clinical level, and will be required to repeat the failed clinical level during the next scheduled clinical experience.
3. Marks of an “I” (Incomplete) grade are given only with the dean’s approval for documented reasons generally beyond the student’s control (ex. extended illness/injury/hospitalization). Students who receive an “I” grade will be permitted the opportunity to make up the clinical time to remove the “I” grade, but this must be done within the first 12 weeks of the following academic semester, per University policy. Students may then continue to the next clinical level immediately upon conversion of the “I” grade to a “C” or better. Any student who does not complete this requirement will immediately be removed from the clinical experience they are enrolled in and must repeat that clinical level before progressing to the next. A student may be required to drop a future clinical they have already registered for if they are not able to begin that clinical in the semester they have registered for due to the time needed to complete an incomplete clinical. The ATP director will work directly with any student who receives an “I” grade to rearrange the clinical scheduling appropriately.
4. Students who receive less than satisfactory (70%) mid-term written evaluations by their preceptor will be required to meet with the preceptor, ATP Director and/or HPSS Dept. Chair (when the student’s preceptor is the ATP Director) to review the written evaluation and address all unsatisfactory issues and concerns. The student will receive written notification outlining the deficiencies and detailed criteria necessary to obtain a satisfactory final written evaluation required to receive a passing grade in the clinical.
5. Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA in order to remain eligible for clinical experience assignments. Students who have been assigned to a clinical and who have dropped below a 2.00 GPA will be immediately removed from that clinical experience and will not be reassigned to a clinical until their GPA rises to the minimum 2.00.
Students shall understand that any of the above academic or clinical sanctions could affect their normal progress through the ATP, and could ultimately require additional semesters of study to complete the requirements.
Rosanne HoerstenAdministrative Assistant for HPSS
King Horn Sports Center 219
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810