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Due to the competitiveness of all athletic training programs and guidelines set by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE), students must apply for formal admission. The program has a designated number of students it formally admits after all entrance criteria is met.

Admission to Upper Division Athletic Training

Admission to Louisiana College as a Health and Physical Education/Athletic Training major does not insure progression to the upper division Athletic Training course work. Since admission to the LC Athletic Training program is competitive, students are not formally admitted into the program until their sophomore year.

All transfer students applying for admission into the Athletic Training Program are subject to the same admission procedures and standards of the college as well as the AT Program. The registrar's office has the final authority to accept or reject transfer classes. If you are transferring, you must plan to enroll for 2 1/2 to 3 years at LC to complete all program requirements.

In addition to meeting general college admission requirements, formal admission to the LC Athletic Training Program consists of the following:

  1. Complete HP 203, HP 205, HP 206, HP 207, BI 101-102 or BI 113-114, 115-116.

  2. Be observed by clinical instructors.

    Be observed and evaluated by preceptors in HP 206-Orientation to Athletic Training

  3. A completed athletic training major application.

  4. Completed a minimum of 30 semester hours and enrolled in at least 12 semester hours during the time of application. Total hours must reflect at least 7 hours from Science and Math.

  5. Submission of a completed physical examination, a current tetanus immunization (within 10 years), and verification of Hepatitis B vaccination. A liability insurance fee of $22 will be deducted automatically in the Business Office to your student fees at Fall or Spring registration. This must be completed before students can participate in clinical experience.

  6. Compliance with the program's technical standards.

  7. CPR certification.

  8. 2.5 GPA

Progression Policies

    1. At the beginning of each academic calendar year, OSHA, HIPPA, CPR / AED, modalities, as well as other athletic training relevant in-services will be conducted for appropriate students.

    2. All athletic training courses must be taken in the curriculum sequence unless authorized by the program director of the ATEP.

    3. Students must complete clinical hours and clinical competencies/proficiencies assigned for each semester before advancing to the next clinical/practicum.

    4. Students are not allowed to complete two clinicals in any one semester.

    5. A student who drops below a 2.5 GPA will be placed on academic probation for one semester and reviewed by the Athletic Training Admission Committee before being readmitted to the program. The student must petition in writing to be considered for readmission to the program. Once readmitted, they will remain on probation for one year and if during that time their GPA drops below 2.5, they will be dropped from the program. If the student still desires participation in the LC ATEP, they will have to begin the curriculum from the beginning. On the other hand, if they maintain the 2.5 GPA throughout the probation year, the next year their probation status will be dropped.

    6. A minimum grade of "C" in each athletic training course with the exception of the clinical and practicum classes.

    7. Students are expected to conform to the Code of Student Conduct as stated in the Louisiana College Student Handbook.

    8. All clinical responsibilities have to be completed before the start of the next semester. The student must make a B or better before advancing to the next clinical class. If student doesn't make a B they will have to wait until the following year to retake the class.  However, the student can continue to take academic course work that does not require clinical courses upon approval of the program director.

    9. Students who do not pass HP 311-Athletica Training Certification Prep 80% or above on all practice tests will not be endorsed to take the Board Certification (BOC) exam. Students who fail go into remediation and will be allowed only three retakes. 

Athletic training students who fail to meet the above criteria will be placed on probation for one semester and will have to satisfy all criteria for reinstatement. If after one semester the deficiencies remain, the student will be released from the program.