Jul 20, 2018
Assistant Professor Kitsos, Coordinator
Heather Clemons, Clinic Coordinator
This undergraduate major program is designed to prepare students for employment in the profession of athletic training. The curriculum is designed to meet the entry-level athletic training competencies and proficiencies identified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council. It is also designed in accordance with the requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Admission to the Athletic Training Program
1. Pre-Athletic Training Phase
Students in the Pre-Athletic Training Phase are eligible to apply to the Athletic Training program after they have successfully completed BIO 103, 105; PESP 60, 169 with grades of C- or better. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average within the Athletic Training major.
2. Matriculation Phase
To become matriculated, students must submit an application, a personal essay, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, current CPR and First Aid certificates, physical and immunization records, and complete a Technical Standards Form available from the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department. Applicants must interview successfully with the Program Director and one faculty member. Applicants must also complete the clinical observation hours required for PESP 169. Finally, applicants must pass the psychomotor skills tests required in PESP 169.
Upon the recommendation of the Athletic Training Program Coordinator, final admission to the program will be made by the Chairperson of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences. Students will receive written notice of their acceptance into the program. Applicants who do not meet the program requirements will be counseled about other academic programs.
Upon completion of the sophomore year, all athletic training majors must meet the following criteria to continue in the program:
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better in all course work and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all athletic training major courses indicated by the symbol “+”. Students who do not maintain the required average(s) will be placed on probation for one semester. Students whose averages fail to meet program requirements after one semester’s probation, may be dropped from the program.
- Completion of clinical experience courses. Students are required to complete a series of clinical experiences that are course co-requisites to required courses and are described in course syllabi. Students must earn grades of C- or better to progress to the next clinical level.
Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours (maximum of 1,350 hours) with the following restrictions:
- All clinical hours must be under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
- Students will have exposure to upper, and lower extremity injuries in addition to equipment intensive sports and general medical conditions for both male and female athletes.
- Students should expect to travel with respective clinical assignments. This could include travel by bus and plane in addition to weekend travel.
- Students will have clinical assignments in off campus settings and will need to provide either their own transportation or use public transportation.
- All clinical hours must be accumulated in a period of not less than two, and no more than five years.
Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 128
Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:
1. The Successful Completion of 128 Semester Hours
128 s.h. of prescribed clinical experience and course work.
2. Liberal Arts: at least 64 s.h.
Note: No more than 12 semester hours of liberal arts electives may be taken on
a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.
3. Residence Requirements
There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in
residence at Hofstra University: 15 semester hours in the major field
of specialization, including one off-campus experience and the last 30
hours. The 15 hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.
4. The following general requirements
c) Humanities elective: 6 s.h.
- 6 s.h. of humanities electives
d) Social sciences: 3 s.h.
e) BIO 50+, 103+, 105+, 106+
i) Statistics course: 4 s.h.
chosen under advisement. Selection could include one of the following:
j) Liberal arts electives: 15 s.h.
- 15 s.h. of liberal arts electives
k) The following courses:
See ** footnote below.
3 s.h. of PESP or HPFS courses selected under advisement.
+ Included in the cumulative average for athletic training major concentration.
** Counts as a liberal arts course.