- Retention Policy
Students must demonstrate acceptable progression in their advancement through the ATP. Students will jeopardize program status (probation and/or program dismissal) if they are unable to comply with the following program standards:
1) Minimum Grade Requirements
- A student cannot earn more than one grade of ‘C’ in any of courses within the program. If a student earns more than one grade of ‘C’, the student will be ineligible to continue in the program. If the student’s second ‘C’ occurs during the last semester in the program the student will not be eligible to receive their degree. If a student earns a grade of D or F in any course, they will be dismissed from the program.
2) Overall 3.0 GPA in credit hours taken at CSU toward degree
- If the GPA falls below 3.00 it must be raised to the required GPA the next semester or the student will be ineligible to continue in the program. If the student GPA falls below a 3.00 at the conclusion of their last semester in the program the student will be not eligible to receive their degree.
3) Maintain NATA Standards of Professional Practice and BOC Code of Ethics
4) Maintain CSU-ATP Professional Behavior Policy per the ATP Student Handbook
5) Maintain standards of academic and clinical education requirements consistent with educational level.
- Overall 3.0 GPA in credit hours taken at CSU toward degree
If the GPA falls below 3.00 it must be raised to the required GPA the next semester or the student will be ineligible to continue in the program. If the student GPA falls below a 3.00 at the conclusion of their last semester in the program the student will not be eligible to receive their degree.
Students failing to meet the requirements stated above will be placed on probation. The Program Director will conduct review of academic probation status at the end of each academic semester, and students will be notified of their standing in the program. Upon notification of their standing, students will sign documentation regarding their status, which will be kept on file. Failure to reestablish adequate academic/practical standards consistent with program guidelines will result in program dismissal. Once dismissed from the ATP, students are NOT eligible for re-admission.
- First time/semester student’s overall GPA falls below 3.00
- Failure to comply with Professional Behavior Policies (some student behavior is egregious enough to warrant Program Dismissal)
- Student earns a ‘C’ in a course
- Recommended remediation (Learning Center) and/or meeting with appropriate personnel (Program Director or Clinical Education Coordinator)
- One semester to bring overall GPA above 3.00. If students is unable to bring their GPA to 3.00 they will be dismissed from the program
- One semester to show improvement in their professional behavior which is in line with the established Professional Behavior Policies
- If a student earns a ‘C’ in a course they will remain on probation the rest of the time he/she is in the program
- Graduation Requirements
- University Requirements
To be eligible for graduation in the Master’s Degree Program, a student must complete professional core and specialization area requirements with a 3.00 GPA (see Graduate Catalog for specific degree requirements)
Athletic Training Program Requirements
- Completion of all professional coursework (62 units)
- Maintain overall 3.0 GPA in credit hours taken at CSU toward degree
- Earned minimum grades in all professional courses (see retention policy above)
- Completion of all clinical education requirements
- Completion of education competencies and clinical integrated proficiencies
- Completion of clinical hours
- Maintain good standing in the Athletic Training Program according to the policies and procedures stated in the CSU-ATP Handbook
- Follow BOC Inc. Standards of Professional Practice and NATA Code of Ethics