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1 Faculty: Dr. Patrick Sexton, ATC, ATR, CSCS Director of Athletic Training Education Dr. Theresa Mackey, ATC, ATR Clinical Education Coordinator 9/2014

2  It is the mission of the Athletic Training Education Program at Minnesota State University to provide dedicated, effective undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and research in service to our students and to the athletic and physically active populations of the university, the state, the region, and the global community.

3  Acceptance into the program  120 or 128 total credits minimum depending on when you began at MSU  68 total credits for the major Many prereq. courses also count as general education  General Education requirements completed  Cultural diversity requirements completed  NO Minor is required as Athletic Training is a “Broad” Major*  *A Minor or a second Major is highly recommended

4  Acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program is competitive  Not all applicants are accepted; therefore, you must have contingency plans  Additional qualifications can also help with future employment as well as your application to graduate programs

5  Whatever interests you?  What setting do you want to work in when you complete your education?  Example: Primary or secondary teacher / athletic trainer is often in high demand  Over 70% of all certified athletic trainers (ATCs) have a Masters degree or other advanced degree  What are the prerequisites for these areas of study?

6  The Program is not closing!  The program, and the profession, are exploring the switch to all masters-level programs for entry into the profession (i.e. in the future there may be no undergraduate programs at all)  Our program is planning on taking a graduate class beginning summer  The sports medicine minor will not change either.

7 Fall SemesterSpring Semester Prerequisite Courses: HP 140 (2) Intro to Athletic Training HLTH 101 (3) Health and the Environment PSYC 101 (4) Psychology Clinical Observation Hours-None Required Prerequisite Courses: HLTH 210 (3) First Aid and CPR BIOL 220 (4) Human Anatomy CHEM 111 (or higher ) (5) Chemistry of Life Processes (HP 140 may be taken this semester instead of Fall semester) Clinical Observation Hours-None Required These are the recommended courses to take during your freshman year

8 Prerequisite Courses: BIOL 330 (4) Human Physiology Clinical Observation Hours- Required for program application. Up to 100 clock hours for the year (at MSU Only) and a formal evaluation by the MSU ATC staff will be used in the application process for the program. Prerequisite Courses: HP 341 (3) Athletic Training Techniques HP 348 (3) Structural Kinesiology and Biomechanics Clinical Observation Hours- Required for program application. Up to 100 clock hours for the year (at MSU Only) and a formal evaluation by the MSU ATC staff will be used in the application process for the program. These are the recommended courses to take during your sophomore year

9 Fall SemesterSpring Semester Prerequisite Courses: HP 140 (2) Intro to Athletic Training HLTH 101 (3) Health and the Environment PSYC 101 (4) Psychology BIOL 220 (4) Human Anatomy Clinical Observation Hours- Required for program application. Up to 100 clock hours for the year (at MSU Only) and a formal evaluation by the MSU ATC staff will be used in the application process for the program. Prerequisite Courses: HLTH 210 (3) First Aid and CPR BIOL 330 (4) Human Physiology CHEM 111 (or higher) (5) Chemistry Life Processes (HP 140 may be taken this semester instead of Fall semester) HP 341 (3) Athletic Training Techniques HP 348 (3) Structural Kinesiology and Biomechanics Clinical Observation Hours-Required for program application. Up to 100 clock hours for the year (at MSU Only) and a formal evaluation by the MSU ATC staff will be used in the application process for the program. These are the recommended courses to take during your transfer year (or if applying later in your academic studies)

10  In order to take 300/400 level course within the department you must obtain this form from the Human Performance office, complete the top and have your advisor check and sign it, then you turn it back into the HP office.  If you try to register and you get an error code (24) or “not in program message” you need to complete this process.

11 Full Policies at: Note: Clinical experiences in athletic training are a required component of the athletic training students' education and will be the scheduling priority; outside work, activities, or obligations (other than personal or family related emergencies) will not be considered during the scheduling process. Note: Clinical experiences will take place during each weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends may be required by the assigned clinical instructor based on the clinical experiences practice and competition schedule (within the 20 hour per week limit). The student is to have at least one day per week (Monday - Sunday) where no clinical experiences are assigned or obtained. Note: Any clinical experiences obtained outside of the normal academic year (i.e. when students are required to be on campus) are voluntary, but must still be directly supervised by a program preceptor.

12  This process takes place at the end of each spring semester for qualified students only  Completed all prerequisites for application  This is a competitive process, not all who apply will be selected (currently18 students are selected).  Criteria for selection are objective and the process is well defined  Points are earned based on specific requirements  Points are tabulated and top students (18) are offered a place in the education program

13  MSU Cumulative GPA (minimum of 2.75)  Completion of Required General Education Prerequisites  HLTH 101; CHEM 111; PSYC 101  Completion of Required for the Major Prerequisites  HP 140, 341, & 348; *HLTH 210; BIOL 220 & 330 *Must take MN First Responder section; may take fall semester of 1 st year in ATEP if have current First Aid & CPR certification Some of these courses have prerequisites also, make sure you have them!

14  Up to, but not exceeding 100 hours of on- campus clinical observations (hours are NOT transferrable)  MSU AT staff evaluations of your observational experiences  No evaluation will be completed if you fail to complete your clinical observations  MSU AT faculty / staff interviews (formal)  One letter of recommendation  Recommended from a health care provider (e.g., AT) or from a work supervisor  Compliance with Technical Standards  Criminal background check (including fee)

15  Confidentiality Agreement MUST be signed  Recording Observation Hours  Students keep for application records (see form)  MSU ATR Observations  Voluntary (scheduled only to help spread out)  MSU Athletic Practice Observations  Get team AT approval before observing practice (there will be a limit on the number of candidates allowed to observe)  Contact AT 1 week in advance  MSU Competition Observations  Get host AT approval at least one week prior to event  Proper dress and nametag for event  Contact AT 1 week in advance  High school and other Observations  Dress code: Candidate t-shirts and nametags!

16 YYou are OBSERVERS ONLY! TTo allow you to do more than that you would have to be supervised, thus admitted to the program. You can not be involved in patient care! WWatch & ask questions! BBeing inquisitive can help your MSU staff evaluations WWill have directed observations in HP 341 AAssignments required for the class PPractice skills you learn on fellow students, NOT on patients

17  Record after each day,  Total each month,  Make sure totals are correct,  All must be totaled for program application.

18  Pre-Athletic Training Students Goals  Work towards completing your prerequisite and general education courses ALL courses must be completed or concurrent at the time of application NOTE: You will take HP 341 the spring semester of your application to the program  Observe and ask questions during observations  Complete all other program application requirements

19  Failed courses are not “completed” courses.  Major required courses receiving a grade of “D” or lower must be retaken prior to graduation  Timeline:  Program application materials available to applicants during early spring semester (February or March) in hard copy or on-line.  Completed applications are due by April (tbd)  Formal interviews are scheduled for April/May(tbd)

20  Timeline (cont’d):  Spring semester grades are obtained from the registrar about one week after the semester ends  Grades and all other application requirements are tabulated so that total point calculations can be made and candidates ranked.  The students with the top 18 total point values are offered a position in the program by June Alternates and those not accepted are also notified.

21 For application questions and announcements, ALWAYS refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or the ATEP web page

22  Watch the videos: American Red Cross Video


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