May 20, 2022
Associate Professor Ellinger, Adviser/Program Director/Coordinator; 516-463-6952
Instructor LoNigro, Clinic Coordinator, 516-463-5196
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 HPR 011 , 161 , 169 , 171A , and 172 ; with grades of C- or better. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall grade point average and a 2.70 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, one letter 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 Department. Applicants may also interview with the program director and other faculty members.
Final admission to the professional phase of the program will be granted by the program director. 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 III 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 2.70 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: HPR 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 850 clinical hours (maximum of 1,000 hours) with the following restrictions:
- An athletic trainer, state licensed or certified, certified and in good standing with the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer must supervise the majority of the student’s clinical education. The remaining clinical hours will be supervised by an appropriately state credentialed health care professional.
- Students’ clinical hours will expose them to patients of different sexes; non-sport populations; varied health conditions other than orthopedics; and orthopedic conditions resulting from participation in individual and team sports.
- 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 academic 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
a) WSC 001 and 002 - Semester Hours: minimum 6
b) RHET 001, 007, or 011 - Semester Hours: 3
Chosen from the following:
c) Humanities elective - Semester Hours: 3
d) Social sciences - Semester Hours: minimum 12
e) BIO 103, 105, 106 - Semester Hours: 11
f) Natural science electives - Semester Hours: minimum 6
6 s.h. of natural sciences
g) Math elective - Semester Hours: 3
3 s.h. MATH elective
h) Statistics or research course - Semester Hours: minimum 3
Selection could include one of the following:
i) Liberal arts electives - Semester Hours: 15
15 s.h. of liberal arts electives
j) The following Athletic Training professional content courses - Semester Hours: 62
k) HPR Electives - Semester Hours: 2
2 s.h. selected from the following:
+ Included in the cumulative average for athletic training major concentration. Must earn grade of C- or higher.