Athletic Training Retention Requirements

In order to successfully progress and complete the education program junior and senior level athletic training students must meet the following retention requirements:

  • Successful completion of all competencies and proficiencies outlined as part of AT Program courses
  • Earn a “C” or better (2.0/3.0) in all Athletic Training core courses
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to continue completing clinical experience hours
  • Receive satisfactory evaluations from supervising clinical preceptors
  • Continue to meet the University of Florida Athletic Training Program Technical Standards for Admission and Retention
  • Continue to fulfill program requirements

If a student fails to meet the retention requirements, their case will be reviewed by the AT Program Steering Committee. Retention recommendations from the AT Program Steering Committee may include (but are not limited to) an academic remediation plan that will encourage academic success and return the student to compliance by a set deadline or removal from the AT Program.

AT Program Steering Committee

The AT Program Steering Committee is comprised of the following members: Entry-Level AT Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, Post-Professional AT Program Director, and three Clinical Instructors who serve in the Entry-Level AT Program. The committee is charged with the following tasks as it related to the Entry-Level AT Program:

  1. Review applications for admission to the AT Program and make recommendations for admission
  2. Conduct AT Program admission interviews
  3. Review AT student disciplinary violations (professionalism, academic, etc)
  4. Provide remediation and/or recommendations for unsatisfactory academic achievement.
  5. Provide remediation and/or removal recommendations for AT students violating program, clinical site, and/or professional conduct policies
  6. Review Entry-Level program evaluations and provide recommendations to the AT Program Director and Clinical Coordinator regarding AT Program revisions.
  7. Provide a summary to the Department and/or College Administration of the program evaluations/outcomes including any recommendation for AT Program improvements.