Athletic Training Student / Student Athlete Policy
The Campbell University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) welcomes applications from all qualified pre-professional students interested in pursuing a career in athletic training. However, student athletes are held to the same policies and standard as all other athletic training students. Because of the demands of courses, practice and competition, it may take longer than the normal four years to complete the Bachelor’s degree. Intercollegiate athletes must fulfill the clinical experience and coursework requirements in the same manner as any other student in the ATEP.
Student-athletes should be aware of the following ATEP policies and discuss them openly with their coaches prior to making the decision to apply to the ATEP:
Clinical observations and/or clinical field experiences are an integral part of the athletic training student's professional preparation. Some of these clinical experiences require the athletic training student to be off campus, at times in the afternoon, which may conflict with practice and conditioning times.
- The student athlete must complete clinical observation and clinical field experiences in the same manner and to the same extent as all other athletic training students. This issue needs to be addressed by the student athlete and the coaching staff in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator and the ATEP Director prior to making application to the professional component of the ATEP.