Minimum Admission Requirements
The Ball State University Athletic Training Program
has selective admission requirements.
The pre-professional program begins in the fall or spring semester of
the freshman year with formal application to the professional program due in
the spring application cycle. Transfer
students, BSU students who have earned at least 30 credits, and student not
admitted in the spring semester may apply during the fall application
cycle. Decisions are made by the
Athletic Training Program Selection Committee before the end of registration
for the following semester. Once
admitted, students will be required to obtain and maintain a student membership
to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Students must meet the following requirements to be
considered for admission into the Athletic Training Professional Program:
Once admitted into the athletic training
program, the students' academic and clinical progress will be evaluated each semester. The student who continues to demonstrate satisfactory academic and clinical progress in the program will continue to the next semester. If an unsatisfactory report in either the clinical or academic aspects is
noted, the student will be placed on probation for one semester to remedy the deficiencies. If these deficiencies are not corrected, the student may be dismissed from the athletic training program. In
this case, students will be removed or prevented from taking athletic
training-caption courses as well as removed or prevented from engaging in
clinical education. This decision is made by
the Program Director in conjunction with the Retention Committee (consists of those same faculty/staff on the
Athletic Training Selection Committee). Actions
on behalf of the Retention Committee will documented and discussed with the
If a student is found to be in violation of a Ball
State University Athletic Training Program Student Handbook policy, the NATA Code of Ethics, or the BOC Standards of Professional Practice,
if the student demonstrates academic dishonesty or professional misconduct, the
situation will be reviewed with the Retention Committee and appropriate actions
(warning, probation, dismissal from program) will be taken. Depending on the committee’s decision,
student may be removed or prevented from taking athletic training-caption
courses as well as removed or prevented from engaging in clinical
education. Actions on behalf of the
Retention Committee will documented and discussed with the student.
Students who withdraw from the athletic training program will need to re-apply to be re-admitted. On an individual basis, the written application materials to be submitted may be slightly modified (as
approved by Athletic Training
The following guidelines will be used to evaluate each student at the end of each semester in order to remain in
good standing in the athletic training program:
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