Policies & Documents
**The Athletic Training Program has been approved by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education to transition to a master’s degree. The final cohort of students to be admitted to the undergraduate (bachelor's) program will be those entering in the 2019-2020 academic year.**
The Athletic Training Program at Emporia State University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on students. As such, there are very specific policies and procedures that must be followed to enter the program and to continue in the program.
Pre-Requisite Experience Verification
As part of admission requirements students must obtain a minimum of 50 hours of observation under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Students may use the provided sample hour log for documentation of hours. The verification document provided should be completed by the supervising certified athletic trainer and submitted with application materials.
The Athletic Training Program at Emporia State University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on students. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). As part of the application process, candidates for entrance into the AT Program must complete the technical standards as part of the application documentation.
Student Health Policies
Athletic training students are required to complete a medical history and physical examination by either a medical doctor or an osteopath doctor demonstrating they are free of communicable diseases and physically capable of meeting the technical standards and a rigorous schedule. The team physician, student health physician, or family physician can give the medical examination using Emporia State University AT Program medical forms.