Feb 24, 2024
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 professional phase of the program is competitive.
Admission to the Athletic Training Program
- Pre-Athletic Training Phase
Students in the pre-athletic training phase are eligible to apply to the professional phase of the athletic training program after they have successfully completed BIO 103; PESP 161, 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.
- Professional Phase
Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive. To apply for acceptance into the professional phase of the athletic training program, 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 Health Professions and Kinesiology Department. Applicants may also interview with the Program Coordinator and other faculty members.
Upon the recommendation of the athletic training program coordinator, final admission to the professional phase of the program will be granted by the chairperson of the Health Professions and Kinesiology Department. 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 Level II of the Professional Phase of the program, all athletic training majors must meet the following criteria to continue in the professional phase of the athletic training 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 and a grade of C- or better in all athletic training major courses indicated by the symbol “+”. Students who do not maintain the required average(s) will be placed on academic probation for one semester. In the event the student fails to meet program requirements after the one semester academic probation period they will be removed from the professional phase of the program. Only students matriculated in the professional phase of the athletic training program are eligible to enroll in the following courses: PESP 171A, 171B, 171C, 171D, 171E, 174, 175, 176 and 195.
- Completion of clinical experience courses. Students are required to complete a series of clinical experiences that are course corequisites 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:
- 75% of 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 Degree 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
e) BIO 50, 103+, 105+, 106+
f) 4 s.h. natural science elective
4 s.h. natural science elective
i) Statistics or research course - Minimum s.h.: 3
Selection could include one of the following:
j) Liberal arts electives: 12 s.h.
- 12 s.h. of liberal arts electives
k) The following courses:
See ** footnote below.
l) PESP 168 Electives - Semester Hours: 2
2 s.h. selected from:
+ Included in the cumulative average for athletic training major concentration.
** Counts as a liberal arts course.