Athletic Training is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding allied health care profession. The Athletic Training Student must be able to carry equipment, stand for extended periods and endure harsh weather conditions. Many of the mandatory clinical competencies require the ability to kneel, lift, carry and visually observe activities. The successful Athletic training student must have functional use of lower and upper extremities and be able to see with or without corrective lenses. Each student is expected to maintain an appropriate fitness level to reduce the chance of injury and enhance the opportunity for successful completion of clinical proficiencies. Each student is required to sign a statement verifying that they meet all technical standards prior to admission to the clinical program.
Student Liability Insurance
Students will participate in clinical educational experiences that will involve direct patient care, both on campus and at off-campus affiliated sites. Students must have personal athletic training student liability insurance to participate in these experiences. Insurance must be renewed annually. Program faculty can recommend a reputable insurance provider.
Health Care Insurance
During the pre-clinical phase of the athletic training program, students are advised to purchase their own health insurance as the University provides only minimal health care. During the clinical phase of the program, students must provide proof of health insurance. Failure to provide proof of health insurance will result in the removal of the student from clinical or field experience until proof is provided.
A physical examination is required upon entering conditional period of the athletic training program and once student has unconditionally admitted to the program. The student will be required to complete an annual follow-up physical and medical history. In addition, the student must provide a copy of their immunization.
Due to the potential to come in contact with blood and other bodily fluids, verification of immunization, especially Hepatitis B, is required of all allied health care professionals. Copies of the immunizations are required to maintain status in the clinical and field experience. NO athletic training student will be allowed to directly work with an athlete/patient until the last vaccination series is administered for the Hepatitis B vaccination. The athletic training student is ultimately responsible for the financial cost of attaining this vaccination.
The following is a list and schedule for immunization:
|Immunization Needed||Schedule for Immunization|
|Tetanus/Diptheria (T)||Must have had one dose within past ten years|
|Measles||Those born since January 1, 1957, must have two since 12 months of age. The two doses must be at least 30 days apart.|
|Rubella||Those born since January 1, 1957, must have one since 12 months of age.|
|Hepatitis B||A complete series or proof of immunity is encouraged prior to the beginning of clinical and field experiences.|
All medical information will remain confidential and kept with the student file in a locked cabinet.
The Athletic Training Educational Program at Texas Wesleyan University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. 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 Educational 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]). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Educational Program.
In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program.
Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the BOC certification exam.
Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Educational Program must demonstrate:
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