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  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 General Catalogue

Transfer Guide - Athletic Training


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UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a

Major in Athletic Training

College of Education
Effective: Fall 2016

Core Curriculum Requirements 

Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution. Specific requirements for students majoring in Athletic Training at Alabama public two-year schools and for UWA pre-athletic training majors are included below.

Area I - Written Composition (6 semester hours)


AGSC:  No specific courses required beyond the AGSC requirements.

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from one of the following sequences:  
EH 101 . Written English I (3) 
EH 102 . Written English II (3)  OR
EH 103 . Honors English I (3) 
EH 104 . Honors English II (3)  

ENG 101, Written Composition I
ENG 102, Wirtten Composition II

 

Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours)


AGSC:  There are no specific courses required beyond the AGSC requirements, but the following course is strongly preferred:

AL College System Course Titles
SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking

UWA:  Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree are required to complete the patern in humanities and fine arts listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose one of the following sequences:  
EH 213 . Honors Literature I (3) 
EH 214 . Honors Literature II (3) 
EH 221 . British Literature I (3) 
EH 222 . British Literature II (3) 
EH 231 . American Literature I (3) 
EH 232 . American Literature II (3)  
ENG 251, American Literature I
ENG 252, American Literature II
ENG 261, English Literature I
ENG 262, English Literature II
ENG 271, World Literature I
ENG 272, World Literature II
SH 100 . Principles of Public Speaking (3) 
SH 150 . Professional Speaking (3)  
SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Choose one of the following:  
AT 100 . Introduction to Art (3) 
MU 100 . Introduction to Music (3) 
TH 100 . Introduction to Theatre (3)  
ART 100, Art Appreciation
MUS 101, Music Apppreciation
THR 120, Theatre Appreciation
THR 126, Introduction to Theatre

 

Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours)


AGSC:  Students planning to major in athletic training must take courses in natural science as listed below:

AL College System Course Titles
BIO 103, Principles of Biology I
PHY 201, General Physics I (or higher)

UWA:  Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree are required to complete the pattern in natural science and mathematics as listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose one of the following:  
BY 101 . Introductory Biology I (4) 
BY 103 . Honors Biology (4)  
BY 104 . Principles of Biology (4)  
AND
PH 201 . College Physics I (4)  
BIO 103, Principles of Biology I
PHY 201, General Physics I
Choose one of the following:  
MH 113 . Precalculus Algebra (3) or higher level of mathematics   MTH 112, Precalculus Algebra

 

Area IV - History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours)


AGSC:  Students planning to major in athletic training must take a course in psychology as listed below:

AL College System Course Titles
PSY 200, General Psychology

UWA: Students planning to complete the  bachelor’s degree are required to complete the patern in history, social, and behavioral sciences as listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from the following sequences:  

HY 101 . History of Western Civilization I (3) 
HY 102 . History of Western Civilization II (3) 
OR
HY 103 . Honors Western Civilization (3) 
HY 104 . Honors Western Civilization II (3) 
OR
HY 211 . American History I (3) 
HY 212 . American History II (3)  

 
HIS 101, Western Civilization I
HIS 102, Western Civilization II
HIS 121, World History I
HIS 122, World History II
HIS 201, United States History I
HIS 202, United States History II
PY 100 . General Psychology (3)   PSY 200, General Psychology
Choose one of the following:  
AN 100 . Introduction to Anthropology (3) 
EC 201 . Principles of Microeconomics (3) 
EC 202 . Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  
GY 100 . Introduction to Geography (3) 
PS 110 . American Government (3)  
SY 100 . Principles of Sociology (3)  
SY 110 . Social Problems (3) 
ECO 231, Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232, Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 100, World Regional Geography
POL 211, American National Government
SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology
SOC 210, Social Problems

Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses at UWA (19 semester hours)


Contact Name:  Dr. R.T. Floyd
Title:  Chairperson, Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training
Phone:  (205) 652-3714
Email:  rtf@uwa.edu

1. Required courses ratified by the AGSC

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
BY 231 . Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 
BY 232 . Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 
BY 233 . Applied Nutrition (3)  
PE 251 . Concepts of Health, Wellness, and Fitness (3)  
BIO 201, Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 202, Anatomy and Physiology II
HED 221, Personal Health
HED 224, Personal and Community Health

Athletic Training Program Admission Requirements
Revised 6/10/14
 

Admission to the University and to the College of Education does not constitute acceptance into the Athletic Training Program. Every student who wishes to prepare for athletic training certification is required to submit a written application for admission into the Athletic Training Program.  This application should be filed with the Athletic Training Program Director no later than April 1 of the first year of enrollment at UWA.  The Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training consists of two components: (1) The pre-professional program (usually freshman year or first year for transfers) and (2) the professional program (sophomore through senior years).  All students must complete the course of study for the pre-professional and professional program as described in the University General Catalogue.  The pre-professional program must be completed by all students and validated by the Athletic Training Program Director before students are considered eligible for admission to the professional program.  All students must make formal application to the professional program (usually in the spring semester of the freshman year or first year for transfers) and meet all admission requirements.  Completion of the pre-professional program does not guarantee acceptance into the eligibility criteria for the professional program in athletic training.

Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, the student is qualified to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science and is eligible to apply for the Board of Certification Examination for Athletic Trainers.

COSTS

The following is a list of additional estimated expenditures beyond those of tuition, room, board, fees, etc. for which students enrolled in the athletic training program are responsible.

Purchase of authorized athletic training uniforms. $70 annually

Assumption of all costs and arrangements for travel to and from clinical facilities for clinical experiences.(variable depending location and frequency, but all clinical sites are within 60 miles)

Verification of a negative drug screen according to guidelines established by the clinical agencies utilized by the athletic training program. $30

Negative criminal background check conducted according to guidelines established by the clinical agencies utilized by the athletic training program. $52

Annual recertification of American Red Cross Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification or Emergency Medical Technician equivalency. $27 biennially

Initiate the Hepatitis B vaccination series while enrolled in AH101 or provide documentation of completed series or complete the necessary waiver. $80 per injection for maximum of three.

Annual fees for online clnical proficiency tracking software. $80

 Annual fees for professional liability insurance policy. $30

POLICIES

Admission to the Professional Program:

To be eligible for admission to this program, in addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the University, applicants must:

Have a minimum quality-point ratio of 2.5 in all hours attempted in general studies curriculum requirements completed prior to application deadline.

Have a minimum quality-point ratio of 3.0 in all hours attempted in the athletic training major requirements completed prior to application deadline.

Submit complete application materials including recommendation forms from three faculty members to the Athletic Training Program Director by April 1 (December 1 and July 1 for transfer students meeting the requirements listed below).  (Usually these should be submitted during the freshman or first year in the pre-professional program.  All course requirements do not have to be completed prior to filing application).

Hold current American Red Cross Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification or Emergency Medical Technician equivalency.

Successfully complete the Athletic Training Practicum courses AH 101 and AH 102. (Exception: Students meeting the transfer criteria listed below may be admitted without previously completing these courses but will have to successfully complete these courses or approved substitute courses as part of their curriculum

Interview with the Athletic Training Curriculum Selection Committee.

Students enrolled in clinical athletic training courses must meet the following requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and clinical agencies utilized by the athletic training program for clinical and field experiences.

Completion of the Pre-enrollment Physical Examination.

Student must present proof of immunization for MMR and DTP vaccines; failure to comply with this requirement will result in an incomplete grade for the designated course until the requirement is met.  An incomplete grade will result in the inability to advance in the program.

Student must complete OSHA training and submit verification of OSHA training to be kept in the athletic training student portfolio.

Completion and submission of an acknowledgement of the Technical Standards for Admission Form.

Completion and submission of a Confidentiality Statement for Athletic Training Students.

Transfer Students: Students: (Both to UWA and from within the University)

Students with previous documented clinical experience in athletic training who transfer to UWA with approximately 30 credit hours or more and meet the following requirements in addition to the above admission requirements may be eligible for admission to the athletic training professional program upon enrollment in the first semester at UWA.  This policy also applies to UWA students who desire to transfer from another major to the athletic training major.

Documentation of previous clinical experience supervised by a BOC certified athletic trainer or a state credentialed athletic trainer, if any.  A minimum of at least 120 hours is recommended and preferred, but not required.

If previous documented clinical experience in athletic training is submitted, one of the three recommendation forms must be from the student’s primary supervising athletic trainer from the previous institution.  The remaining two recommendation forms must be from the faculty of the student’s previous institution.

Progression Requirements:

In order to progress in the athletic training professional program, students must:

Achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each athletic training major course attempted.  For any athletic training major course in which the student earns less than a “C” the entire course must be repeated.  Students may repeat an athletic training (AH) course only once.

Maintain a cumulative quality-point ratio of 3.0 in all hours attempted in the athletic training major requirements.

Maintain a cumulative quality-point ratio of 2.5 in all hours attempted in general studies course requirements.

Maintain good standing with the University according to UWA student policies and procedures.

Maintain current American Red Cross Professional Rescuer First Aid and CPR or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification or Emergency Medical Technician equivalency.

NOTE: Failure to maintain any of the above progression requirements results in academic probation and/or suspension from the athletic training professional program.  In addition to academic probation or suspension, the student’s enrollment in the athletic training professional program may be terminated at any time if, in the judgment of the athletic training faculty, the student demonstrates academic, social, or emotional behaviors or physical problems inappropriate to the practice of athletic training.  Students whose health status and/or clinical performance jeopardize the patients assigned to his/her care may also be dismissed from the athletic training professional program.  Students suspended from the athletic training professional program may apply for re-admission to the program through the Athletic Training Curriculum Selection Committee when the deficiencies are removed. Students suspended twice from the program are ineligible to re-apply.

Definitions:
Unconditional Acceptance: A student may be accepted to the athletic training professional program after completing all admission requirements without deficiencies as stated in the UWA Athletic Training Curriculum Admission Requirements.

Conditional Acceptance: Students applying to the athletic training curriculum with a GPA in the range of 2.25-2.49 for all general course work and/or 2.75-2.99 for all athletic training course work may be accepted into the program conditionally if all other application requirements have been met.  Students accepted conditionally will be placed on a probationary status for one academic year.  Failure to correct the deficiency(s) after one academic year will lead to suspension from the Athletic Training Program.

Probation: Deficiencies in admission or progression requirements may result in the student being placed on probationary status.  Probationary status is generally one academic year in length except when a student has clearly corrected any and all deficiencies.  A student on probation may be limited in the total number of clinical hours allowed per week.  Generally, students will not be given primary responsibility for a varsity sport during their probationary period.  Students failing to correct all deficiencies at the end of one academic year from the date of probation will be suspended from the athletic training professional program.

Suspension: Students suspended from the athletic training professional program will not be assigned clinical experiences or responsibilities within athletic training.  Students will not be allowed to take any professional level athletic training course other than to repeat courses in which they have earned less than a “C”.

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