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BS/BA Athletic Training Program

NOTICE CONCERNING THE UNDERGRADUATE ATP PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Athletic Training Program ("ATP") at UTA would like to transition to a master’s AT program. Undergraduates interested in Athletic Training are encouraged to explore the Kinesiology Department's Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Programs; when it comes time to consider a Master's AT program, we hope that you will consider ours. The following information is for current students of the program.

Mission

The Athletic Training Program at the University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing quality education programs that focus on scientific theory, skill acquisition, application of skills, and professional behaviors via pertinent classroom, laboratory and clinical fieldwork settings. Through faculty and clinical preceptor mentoring, graduates of the Athletic Training program are prepared to be competent, creative, caring clinicians who enhance best-practice patient healthcare, exercise sound judgment, and value lifelong learning.

Goals and Program Summary

Undergraduates can find applicable information on the MSAT website, "Mission, Goals and Program Summary."

ATP Undergraduate Degree Plans

ATP BS/BA Recommended Course Sequence

ATP Policy & Procedure Handbook

Clinical Settings and Education

Undergraduates can find applicable information on the MSAT website: "Clinical Settings and Education."

AT Program Faculty

Undergraduates can find applicable information on the MSAT website: "AT Program Faculty."

Additional Costs

Undergraduates can find applicable information on the MSAT website: "Additional Costs."

BOC Exam Statistics

Undergraduates can find BOC Exam statistics on the MSAT website: "Mission, Goals and Program Summary."


Phases of Study

Level I Phase

The Level I Phase is typically completed during the student’s freshmen spring semester at UT Arlington, and includes formal classroom and skill instruction as well as structured skill clinical education experiences in the athletic training setting. The Pre-professional requirements include:

  • KINE 2420 Introduction to Athletic Training (4 credit hours) [Grade of B or better]*
  • KINE 2130 Clinical Practicum I (1 credit hour) [grade of B or better]*
  • Completion/documentation of a minimum of 120 hours of clinical education experience in the UT Arlington athletic training room(s) and/or other approved clinical education sites.**
  • Successful completion/documentation of required athletic training skills with a score of 80% or better.

* Transfer students may complete the Level I coursework and clinical requirements at their current junior or senior college or complete them upon arrival to UT Arlington. Contact Dr. Krawietz to determine what courses and/or clinical hours will be accepted for credits.

** Students must complete all clinical placement prerequisites in order to be placed in a clinical education rotation.

Level II - IV Phase of Study

The Level II - IV Phase of the program requires a minimum of five semesters of classroom study and structured clinical education. Students must complete a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical education experience during their professional phase of study. Completion of the program requirements will enable students to be eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers' Licensing Exam.


ATEP Admission Requirements Per Phase

Level I Phase

Admission to the Level I of the UT Arlington ATEP is based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Advising meeting with Dr. Paul Krawietz
  2. Current GPA of 2.5 and sincere interest in careers in Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine
  3. Complete UT Arlington application and gain acceptance into UT Arlington
  4. Complete UT Arlington Athletic Training Program (ATP) application by deadline
  5. Current First Aid Certification. Valid at least thru spring semester
  6. Current CPR/AED Certification. Valid at least thru spring semester
  7. Hepatitis B Vaccination - 3 shot series
  8. Verification of Immunizations (copy of immunization/shot records/ vaccine administration record)
  9. Medical History Form
  10. Physical Exam Form (remember to take Technical Standards Form with you so physician can sign and date)
  11. Submit Technical Standards Student Version (with student signature) (Print form, review, sign, and return to Dr. Krawietz)
  12. Submit Technical Standards Physician Version (with physician signature) (Print form, have physician review and sign during physical exam, and return to Dr. Krawietz)
  13. Contact Information Form (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab)
  14. Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement Form (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab)
  15. Insurance Verification (HPSO policy) (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab) (Print out and submit “Certificate of Insurance” document): www.hpso.com/
  16. Confidentiality Form (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab)
  17. Blood borne pathogen Training (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab)
  18. Media release form (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab)
  19. Acknowledgement of Continuance- Level I (to be completed in KINE 2420 Lab)
  20. Interview with ATP Admissions Committee (April or May)

**As with all other academic programs at UT Arlington, admission to the Athletic Training Program is contingent upon admission to the University.

Completion of the Level I requirements does not guarantee continuance in the ATP. The primary admission process is conducted each spring semester with the selected students beginning the Level II phase of the ATP the following fall semester.

Level II - IV Phase

Continuance to the Level II - IV Phase of the UT Arlington ATP is based on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of the Level I Phase of Study requirements*
  2. Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  3. Submission of three recommendation forms
  4. Submission of ATEP application with transcripts (for transfer students who did not complete the Level I requirements at UT Arlington)
  5. Completion of a personal interview with the ATEP Admissions Committee which will consist of the Program Director, the Clinical Education Coordinator, at least two staff athletic trainers and at least two upper-level athletic training students

*Transfer students can meet the Level I requirements at their current junior or senior college or complete them upon arrival to UT Arlington. Contact Dr. Krawietz to determine what courses and clinical hours will be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information about the UT Arlington Athletic Training Program, contact: Dr. Paul Krawietz.