ATEP Academic Probation
In the event a student's cumulative all-college GPA falls below the 2.5 minimum, the student will be placed on academic probation and required to stop participating in clinical experience classes for one semester. The student will have one semester to improve his/her all-college GPA to acceptable standards or he/she will be dismissed from the program. Once positive improvement has been demonstrated in his/her cumulative all-college GPA, the student can apply for reinstatement to the program.
A grade of "C" or higher is required for all athletic training major classes. If a student receives a "C-" or below in a major course, the class will have to be repeated and the student will be placed on academic probation. The student will be taken off this probation when he/she has repeated the course and received a successful grade. REMEMBER - all of the courses in the ATEP are sequential and are prerequisites for subsequent athletic training courses. A student who has to repeat an athletic training class will fall behind in his/her coursework by an entire year, as most of the classes are only offered once a year; thus postponing graduation. The ATEP director and staff will make every effort to provide support and access to appropriate tutorial assistance to help the student restore his/her good academic standing. The role of the clinical instructors includes not only instruction and supervision of the student, but also advising and supporting his/her academic success.
If a student is placed on probation a second time, whether it is for a low GPA or unacceptable grades, the student will be automatically dismissed from the program. If a student's course grade and cumulative all-college GPA are unacceptable in the same semester, the student will be automatically dismissed from the program.