Central Connecticut State University

Requirements For Admission To The Athletic Training Education Program



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1.  Completion of application to the professional program for Athletic 


2.  Successful completion of (minimal) 200 hours in the pre-clinical

        aspect of Athletic Training at CCSU.

3.  Departmental Requirements for Preliminary Acceptancea. 

       a. Completion of 45 credits of which a minimum of 15 credits have 

        been earned at CCSU. 

     b. Successful completion of 3 credits of anatomy (C- or higher 


     c. Successful completion of EXS 112 Introduction to Athletic Training

        and EXS 217 Care & Treatment of Athletic Injuries at CCSU (C- or

        higher grade in both courses).

     d. Successful completion of BMS 380 Emergency Medical Technician 

         and current State of Connecticut or National Registry EMT-B

         Certification (or higher).

     e. University Grade Point average of 2.50.

     f.  Departmental Grade Point average of 2.50.

     g. Two letters of recommendation (from persons who can best

         assess the candidate's potential).

     h. The presentation of an essay demonstrating the command of the 

         English language setting out the reasons for wanting to enroll in

         the program, and emphasizing experiences relative to Athletic

         Training.  (500-750 words).

     i.  An interview with the Personnel Committee of the Department of 

         Physical Education and Human Performance including at least   

         one clinical supervisor.

Retention Policy
Once admitted to the professional program, the following requirements must be maintained in order to remain in "good standing" within the Athletic Training Education Program.

a.      Students must maintain a University GPA of 2.50.

b.      Students must maintain a Departmental GPA of 2.50.

c.      Students must successfully demonstrate required clinical skill competencies.

If a candidate drops below the required GPA levels and/or fails to complete the clinical skill competencies, he or she may be denied enrollment to professional program courses, practicum courses, and internship assignments until the GPA or competencies reach the appropriate level.

Please Note:
Revisions to the athletic training education program may occur in order to maintain compliance with national accreditation standards.  Students should check with the program director and/or the CCSU athletic training education website regarding the possibility of new requirements. All practicum courses and internship assignments require the student to be in "good standing" in addition to having a current

State of Connecticut or National Registry EMT-B Certification

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