BS Kinesiology: Athletic Training

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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enter the School of Kinesiology Bachelor of Science degree program in Athletic Training must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
  • 24 earned semester hours with a 2.75 cumulative and LSU GPA;
  • General Education English proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001 (ENGL 1004);
  • General Education Math proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in MATH 1021 and MATH 1022; and
  • General Education Natural Sciences proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1201 and BIOL 1202.

Students intending to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must be selected for admission after meeting the minimum departmental and degree criteria. Because of a limited number of clinical education sites, meeting all criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the professional (clinical) phase of the degree program.

Prospective students must attend a Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting to initiate the application process to the professional (clinical)phase and initiate the process for completing the 100 hours of observational experiences under preceptors designated by the Athletic Training Program Director. Dates and times for each meeting are available on the School of Kinesiology website;

  • Evaluation of performance during observational experience;
  • Grade of “B” or better in ATRN 2000;
  • Interview with program faculty and preceptors;
  • Ability to comply with the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training’s technical standards, with or without accommodation, which establishes the essential qualities considered necessary to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer. A copy of the technical standards can be found on the School of Kinesiology website;
  • Completion of a physical examination through the LSU Student Health Center (forms obtained in the Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting);
  • Completion of pre-observation meeting(s) that address clinical policies and procedures;
  • Favorable completion of an application packet and processes provided at the Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting. The deadline to submit the application packet is 12:00 pm on the second Thursday in April. The application materials must be submitted to the designated Athletic Training representative provided on application materials or announced on the School of Kinesiology website.

Special Program Requirements and Academic Probation/Dismissal

All students admitted to the Professional Phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program must adhere to the program retention policies as stated in the Athletic Training Student Handbook. The following policies apply to all students admitted to the Professional Phase:

  • The athletic training student will be retained in the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training provided acceptable academic achievement and clinical progress is made in completing competencies and proficiencies, and professional conduct is maintained. The student may be dismissed from the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training for any of the following reasons:
  • Semester grade point average below 2.75 for two consecutive semesters.
    Inability to attain a minimum grade of “B” in any designated athletic training course.
    • Failure to achieve these minimum grades will necessitate retaking the course and may preclude you from registering for courses requiring the deficient course as a prerequisite.
    • Because clinical courses are sequential and assume mastery of previous didactic coursework, failure to complete coursework precludes the student from enrolling in future clinical courses.
  • Unsatisfactory evaluations from the athletic training student’s preceptor.
  • Unsatisfactory progress in mastering clinical proficiencies required of athletic trainers
    • Because clinical courses are sequential and assume mastery of previous knowledge/skills/abilities, failure to complete these proficiencies precludes the student from enrolling in future clinical courses.
  • Inability to perform assigned clinical responsibilities.
  • Inability to complete appropriate coursework or clinical proficiencies.
  • Unprofessional behavior while representing the university, the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, or his/her assigned clinical site.
  • Breach of Duty including but not limited to unexcused clinical absences and/or chronic tardiness.
  • Failure to adhere to policies and procedures outlined in the Athletic Training Student Handbook, regulations set forth for athletic trainers by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, or NATABOC Standards of Professional Practice for Athletic Trainers.
  • Academic and/or non-academic misconduct as defined in the LSU Code of Student Conduct.

Any student requesting readmission to the Professional Phase must follow the appeal process as outlined in the current Athletic Training Student Handbook. Approval for re-entry is not guaranteed.

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