Academic Performance

All athletic training students are expected to perform to the best of their abilities both in the classroom and the clinical settings. You will be exposed to a selection of course work as well as a variety of clinical settings in which to practice and put to use the cognitive and psychomotor components.

University Academic Standards Committee

The Committee on Academic Standards of each college or school shall have authority to proceed according to its best judgment in regard to students referred to it for consideration. All orders of the committee shall become effective when approved by the dean of the college or school. In exercising its authority, the committee shall not suspend a student during a semester except for willful neglect and in cases where the student’s class grades are so low that further class attendance would be a waste of time. No suspension shall become effective until approved by the dean of the college or school.

University Academic Probation Policy

Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 may be subject to probation by the dean of their college or school. A unit may require a grade point average above 2.0 or other academic requirements for purposes of determining probation or meeting degree requirements. Students have the right to have the sanction of academic probation reviewed and explained by the academic official who imposed the sanction. Academic probation is not recorded on a student’s permanent record and essentially constitutes a warning to the student of standards which must be met.

Athletic Training Academic Policy

Should a student receives below a “C” grade in any of the required athletic training program classes while officially enrolled in the athletic training program, he/she must retake the class in the same semester the following year. During this year of academic probation, all clinical education assignments will be discontinued and academic progress within the curriculum will be suspended. The student will then retake the course during the same semester the following year.

Should a student receive a “D” or “F” grade in an Athletic Training Practicum class, they will be required to follow the above outlined procedures. Should a student receive a “D” grade or lower in any two (2) Practicum classes, they will be dismissed from the program.

Any student who is declared academically ineligible or on probation at the conclusion of the semester will be suspended immediately from their clinical rotation.

Athletic Training Academic Retention Policy

Students will be evaluated each semester for adequate academic progress. Should a student fall below the minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, they will be suspended from academic progress and clinical assignments for the following year (two semesters) within the athletic training program until their GPA meets or exceeds the 2.75 minimum. Failure to meet the minimum GPA standard at the conclusion of the semester of probation will result in expulsion from the program. No ATTR core classes can be repeated during the summer to substitute for unacceptable grades. In addition, all ATTR classes must be taken in sequence.

Readmission to the program

If the student desires to continue in the Athletic Training program, they must retake the class the following year and attain a “C” grade or better in the class. Should you receive a “C” grade or better, academic probation will be removed and you will be allowed back in the athletic training program effective the following semester. You will be expected to adhere to all provisions that are outlined in the West Virginia University Curriculum Athletic Training Student Handbook and the Athletic Training Student Code of Conduct Agreement.

Non ATTR required classes

Those classes that are required for the major but are not specific athletic training (CHEM 115, PHYS 101, etc.) theory classes, a student must obtain a grade of a “D” or better. Should a student obtain an “F” grade in one of these classes, they will be placed on probation and required to retake the class until they successfully pass the class (“D” or better). Probation consists of three hours per week in study hall during the semester in which you are retaking the class. However, students will still be able to enroll in athletic training theory courses and attend clinical rotations. If a student does not successfully complete the class, they will then be ineligible to graduate as an athletic training major.

Study Hall Policy

Any student enrolled in the athletic training program that drops below the designated minimum GPA for any semester (2.75) will be placed in study hall the following semester for three hours per week.  While active in the program, all curriculum athletic training students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours during each semester of the academic year.

Tutoring Policy

If a student is performing poorly in a class, it is recommended, but not mandatory, that he/she seek out tutoring help provided by the Athletic Department Academic Study Halls. If a student is performing below the 70 percent range it is mandatory that he/she attend tutoring sessions. Students will be required to meet with a tutor for the remainder of the semester for three hours per week.

Scheduling and Advising

The two full-time faculty members will serve as advisors to the athletic training students. They are available during their individual office hours, which are posted on their class syllabi and/or on their office doors. Appointments may be made in advance for scheduling or class conflicts.  Athletic training students should not schedule classes that begin after 2:00 p.m. This is necessary in order to avoid conflict with clinical rotations that occur during the afternoon. Prior to registration, students should seek approval of their schedule with the undergraduate athletic training program director or clinical coordinator.