Assistantship Requirements (print
Post-Professional Athletic Training Program - Graduate
Students can obtain professional experience in a variety of
traditional clinical settings. Clinical placements are
based on certification status, past experiences, areas of
needed growth, and student preference (when possible).
Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation Clinic AND Teaching
Positions are 50% Clinic 50% Teaching, 2 positions
All assistantship positions are for 1-year, are
renewable, and are most often a 2-year placement.
Renewal of the graduate assistantship is dependent upon
academic eligibility, certification status, and professional
1. All of our graduate
assistantship positions require certification. Failure
to obtain certification will result in a loss of tuition
waiver and stipend for the second semester and termination
of the contract at the end of the first year.
2. Performance as a graduate assistant
athletic trainer is evaluated at the end of each academic
semester by the supervisor.
According to the College of Graduate and Professional
Studies policy failure to obtain the 3.0 grade average each
semester of the appointment will necessitate termination of
the assistantship/fellowship at that time. Students must
enroll in a minimum of nine hours of graduate course work
each semester or six hours during the summer period.
The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
reserves the right to remove Graduate Students from their
assistant position in accordance to the College of Graduate
and Professional Studies guidelines.
performance of the assigned duties of a graduate
assistantship is grounds for termination of the appointment
at any time at the discretion of the department. If, one
month after notice of unsatisfactory performance,
improvement has not been made to the satisfaction of the
department, the appointment will be terminated.
Failure to abide by the NATA Code of
Ethics during any and all PPATEP activities may result in
termination. Accommodations or replacement may be
possible, but not guaranteed. Department commitments
for stipends and tuition waivers will be absolved.
Punctuality, dependability, professional communication with
coaches, patients, athletes, and supervisors is expected.
For Specific Position Descriptions, we encourage you to look
Policy and Procedure Manual.