Athletic Training Student - Policy and Procedure Manual
Athletic Training Student - Policy and Procedure Manual
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 2 Lock Haven University Athletic Training Education Program Handbook Acknowledgement I , have read and understand the Athletic Training Student Policy and Procedure Manual. I agree to abide by the policies found in this manual during my time enrolled in, or applying for entrance into, the Athletic Training Education Program. If I fail to uphold this agreement, I am aware that I may be disciplined and/or dismissed from the program. _ _ Signature Date
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 3 Table of Contents Program Introduction, Mission, Philosophy, and History p4 Faculty Directory p5 Program Overview p6 Statement of Professional Conduct p8 Athletic Training Education Program Curricular Policies Student Scheduling and Advisement Policy p9 Transfer Policy p9 Admission Process p9 Technical Standards p12 Admission Contract p13 Athletic Training Student Costs p14 Curricular Requirements and Suggested Sequence of Courses p15 Academic Standards p19 Professional Program Length Policy p21 Student Grievance Policy p 21 Athletic Training Education Program Clinical Education Policies General Policies p22 Supervision p22 Assignment of Clinical Experiences p23 Clinical Experience Requests p23 Clinical Experiences Outside of the Traditional Academic Calendar p23 Internships p23 Internship Application p23 Clinical Experiences and Extracurricular Activities-NCAA Sports Participation p24 Absences from Clinical Experiences p24 Dress Code p24 Inclimate Weather Policy p24 Athletic Training Student Travel Policy p24 General Policies Comprehensive Examination Policy p30 Liability Insurance Policy p30 CPR and First Aid Certification p30 Disclosure of Medical Information p31 Professional Development Hours p32 Professional Development Hours Reporting Form (Pre-Professional Phase Students) p33 Professional Development Hours Reporting Form (Professional Phase Students) p34 Nondiscrimination / Sexual Harassment Policy p35 Professional Society Membership p37 Communicable Disease, Infection Control, Blood Borne Pathogen, and OSHA Policy p37 Immunization Refusal p38 Alcohol Policy p39 Non-Academic Disciplinary Policies and Procedures p39 Awards and Scholarships p40
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 4 Lock Haven University of PA Athletic Training Education Program Program Introduction Welcome to the Athletic Training Education Program! This manual has been designed to provide Lock Haven University’s athletic training students with Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) guidelines. It is the athletic training student’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of the contents of this manual. Students seeking admission to the program will be expected to follow these policies and procedures while gaining experience in any of the ATEP’s clinical sites. Students selected for and accepting admission into the Athletic Training Education Program will be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures described in this manual as stated in their acceptance contract.
Any questions about the contents of this manual should be directed to the Athletic Training Education Program Director.
Historical Overview of the Program The Athletic Training Education Program at Lock Haven University was developed and sustained through the initial efforts of Mr. David Tomasi. The program was initially recognized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in the fall of 1977. At this time, Mr. Tomasi was the sole athletic trainer involved with the ATEP. There were approximately eight students enrolled. By 1980, a second certified athletic trainer was employed at the University in the ATEP. Both certified athletic trainers were appointed faculty rank and given release time to perform athletic training duties.
During this time, the program continued to flourish with 24 Athletic Training Students formally enrolled in the program. Through the efforts of Mr. Tomasi and other Health Science faculty, the program has grown to enroll approximately fifty-five professional phase athletic training students and now includes many local high schools and colleges as affiliated sites. In December of 1998, David Tomasi retired from his position of Program Director. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame in 2001 for his service to LHU, his students, and the profession of athletic training.
Mr. Tomasi passed away in the spring of 2002 but will always be remembered as the father of LHU’s Athletic Training Education Program.
Currently, the Athletic Training Education Program has six faculty members and three Graduate Assistants. All athletic training faculty members teach courses in the Department of Health Science in addition to serving as athletic trainers for Lock Haven Varsity Athletic Teams.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 5 Mission Statements Mission Statement – Lock Haven University Lock Haven University offers an excellent and affordable education characterized by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences for all students, majors in the arts and sciences, and a special emphasis on professional programs.
All programs are enhanced with real-world experiences and co-curricular activities that enable students to realize their full potential. In close personal interactions with faculty who are passionate about teaching, students are challenged to develop their minds and skills in order to be responsible citizens and to succeed in a global and technologically advanced society.
Mission Statement – Department of Health Science The Department of Health Science will provide high quality programs to prepare students to enter careers or graduate programs in current and emerging health related fields. The programs of study are designed to assist the student in developing the skills necessary to enter into a complex and changing global society with confidence and competence. Mission Statement – Athletic Training The Lock Haven University Athletic Training Education Program prepares students for athletic training careers in various employment settings. The Program is designed to develop academic competence, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning skills through a compounding sequence of didactic and clinical experiences.
Graduates of the Program are eligible for athletic training certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) and appropriate state credentials. In addition, the Program prepares students for post-graduate education in a variety of areas including athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, and additional healthcare professions. Lock Haven University of PA Athletic Training Education Program Faculty 2012-2013 Eric Lippincott PT, LAT, ATC ATEP Director O: 484-2781 Jody Russell, PhD, LAT, ATC Clinical Coordinator O: 484-2704 Mike Porter, PhD, LAT, ATC O: 484-2197 Yvette Ingram, PhD, LAT, ATC O: 484-2098 Josh Drouin, PhD, LAT, ATC O: 484-2703 Luke Steele, MS, LAT, ATC Head Athletic Trainer O: 484-2229 Steve Streator, PhD, LAT, ATC O: 484-2294 Health Science Main Office O: 484-2878
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 6 Lock Haven University of PA Athletic Training Education Program Program Description Program Overview Lock Haven University’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is housed in the Health Science Department which is part of the College of Education and Human Services. The Program has been in existence since the 1970s and was initially recognized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1977. The ultimate purpose of the Athletic Training Education Program at Lock Haven University is to provide a comprehensive academic and clinical education for students seeking a career in athletic training.
The Program accomplishes this in the following ways: By offering a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation in the natural and applied sciences By providing a challenging, open, stimulating learning environment in the classroom and clinical settings By encouraging its students to reflect critically, communicate effectively, and conduct themselves professionally By providing the student with the incentive and skills necessary to be a self-directed learner and remain current in the profession of athletic training By equipping the student with the ability to advance the profession of athletic training By presenting and integrating up-to-date didactic and clinical information based on the six domains of athletic training Philosophy Lock Haven University’s Athletic Training Education Program is an intense, student-centered experience.
A small class size allows the Program faculty to individually address each student’s needs and academic strengths and weaknesses. The Program is based on the philosophy that education is a life-long process and that Program graduates should be strong critical thinkers who are capable of making independent evidence-based decisions. The ATEP strives to produce well-rounded, skilled athletic training professionals who have established and are working towards long-range professional and personal goals while being productive members of the athletic training profession.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 7 Curriculum Design and Courses The Program utilizes a competitive admission process. Students typically apply during the first semester of their sophomore year. Decisions regarding the students’ acceptance are made prior to the start of the spring semester. Once admitted, students begin an intense, five-semester long professional education that focuses on the most up-to-date didactic and clinical athletic training content. Students enrolled in the ATEP are required to complete the degree program of at least 120 credit hours and the Program’s requirements as recognized by Lock Haven University and the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The ATEP is housed within the Department of Health Science. Upon successful Program completion, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science Degree with an Athletic Training Major. All ATEP required courses are integrated into this major and meet the eligibility requirements for certification by the BOC. The ATEP course sequence is hierarchical in nature with a strong scientific background. Description of the Profession An athletic trainer is a qualified allied health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with physical activity.
In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other allied health care settings. The athletic trainer functions in cooperation with medical personnel, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive athletic health care delivery systems. The athletic trainer’s professional preparation is directed toward the development of specified knowledge and skills in the professional domains of athletic training.
Through a combination of formal classroom instruction and clinical experiences, the athletic trainer is prepared to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge across a wide variety of patient populations in various settings.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 8 Statement of Professional Conduct Lock Haven University’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) has a rich history of producing quality athletic trainers while providing exceptional athletic health care. The Program’s faculty, graduate students, clinical instructors, and students should respect the history of the Program and its reputation. The actions of its members are a reflection on the Program and the profession of athletic training. All members of the ATEP are expected to maintain a level of professional conduct. Professionalism All members of the ATEP will act professionally while in the athletic training room.
Appropriate professional conduct includes, but is not limited to: following the dress code policies of the clinical site, maintaining professional relationships with coaches, athletes, and peers, and following the appropriate Codes of Ethics.
Responsibility It is expected that all members of the ATEP will be responsible for their actions. Athletic Training is a rigorous and time-consuming profession. Members will contact their immediate supervisor if they are going to be late or miss a clinical rotation. Every effort should be made to contact the supervisor prior to the start of the practice or game. In order to promote athletic training as a health care profession, all members of the ATEP will act with maturity and dedication when representing the Program.
Teamwork ATEP members are part of a team that consists of athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, team physicians, certified athletic trainers, and athletic training students.
Successful athletic health care relies on a professional relationship between all of its team members. Professional verbal and non- verbal communication between all members is vital for successful athletic health care. Any questions about the Statement of Professional Conduct should be brought to the ATEP Faculty or the ATEP Director. Actions that reflect negatively on the Program or are in violation of the aforementioned guidelines may result in disciplinary action as defined by the athletic training student handbook.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 9 Lock Haven University of PA Athletic Training Education Program Curricular Policies Student Scheduling and Advisement Policy Athletic training students will have an athletic training faculty member as their academic advisor. Advising appointments will be scheduled in accordance with university policy. Students needing advisement or counseling should plan to make an appointment with the faculty or meet with him/her during office hours. Students should make every effort possible to schedule classes early in the day as clinical experiences typically occur in the afternoon.
Students should work with their academic advisor to develop an appropriate schedule.
Those students interested in pursuing a second major in a department other than the Department of Health Science are strongly encouraged to have an advisor in both departments. This will help ensure that a student is taking the required courses of both majors. Transfer Policy Students wishing to transfer to Lock Haven University from another institution must submit detailed syllabi and transcripts of grades to the Admissions Department of Lock Haven University. The Admissions Department and Registrar’s Office will determine which transfer courses are accepted by the University. Transfer of athletic training competency-bearing courses applied towards Program requirements are subject to the approval of the Program Director.
Appeals of these decisions may be made to the appropriate Department Chairperson.
A student transferring to Lock Haven University can only become eligible as a candidate for the ATEP after successful completion of the required academic courses (See Admission Process). Transfer students are eligible to apply to the Program while concurrently enrolled in any of the Program prerequisites; however, selection into the program will be contingent upon successful academic completion of the course(s). A transfer student must complete one full semester of courses at Lock Haven University in order to be eligible for Program admission. Transfer students will be held to the same standards as other students applying to for entrance into the program.
Lock Haven University transfer requirements may be found at www.lhup.edu/admissions Admission Process The Athletic Training Education Program at Lock Haven University is an academically rigorous program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The academic standards set forth by the Athletic Training Education Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE].
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 10 All applicants must satisfy the Athletic Training Education Program Academic standards. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these academic standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program or will be dismissed from the professional phase of the program. Admission Standards The Athletic Training Education Program at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is an academically rigorous program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity.
The academic standards set forth by the Athletic Training Education Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]. Admission Requirements Students who enter Lock Haven University with an interest in athletic training are enrolled in the pre-professional phase of the program. The professional phase of the program consists of five continuous semesters.
Students must meet the following requirements prior to entering the professional phase of the program: 2.5 Overall GPA 2.5 Prerequisite GPA “C” or better in the following courses: o ATTR110 Orientation to Athletic Training o ATTR106 Athletic Training Techniques Students can take ATTR100 in replace of ATTR110 and ATTR106 o ATTR202 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries o HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 o HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab o HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 o HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab o HLTH305 Biomechanics Documentation of 75 hours of on-campus athletic training clinical observation Documentation of 20 hours of professional development Submission of completed Level 2 clinical evaluation forms Submission of pre-professional psychomotor skills assessment with a score of “3” on all items The program director, in consultation with the Health Science Department Chair and the athletic training faculty, will annually determine a maximum number of students for entry into the professional phase of the program.
The maximum student capacity is dictated by the
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 11 number of clinical sites and clinical instructors available. The maximum number of students entering the professional phase January 2013 is 24. If the number of students seeking to enter the professional phase of the program is below the predetermined maximum, then all students meeting the academic standards outlined above will matriculate into the professional phase of the program. If the number of program candidates exceeds program capacity, then the selection criteria outlined below will be enforced, and students will be selected according to their final ranking and the number of seats available.
Students who do not meet the minimum application standards are provided the opportunity to apply for conditional admission. Students must apply for conditional admission in writing to the program director within one week of final fall grades being posted. The letter should provide the student’s justification for acceptance as well as a remedial plan for meeting the minimum academic standards. Decisions regarding conditional admissions will be made on an individual basis by the selection committee. Students accepted under conditional admission are expected to meet all academic program standards before the fall of the junior (Level 3) year.
Competitive Admission Criteria (applies only if the number of eligible students exceeds program capacity) Cumulative GPA: 20 pts 3.625 - 4.00 – 20 points 3.25 - 3.624 – 15 points 2.875 - 3.24 – 10 points 2.50 - 2.874 – 5 points Core GPA: 20 pts 3.625 - 4.00 – 20 points 3.25 - 3.624 – 15 points 2.875 - 3.24 – 10 points 2.50 - 2.874 – 5 points Interview 10 pts Level 2 Clinical Evaluations 25 pts Skills Performance (practical exam) 25 pts Admission to the Professional Phase of the ATEP is compliant with the University’s Non- Discrimination Policy. For further information, log on to www.lhup.edu/equity
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 12 Athletic Training Education Program Technical Standards Student Name _ LHU ATEP Class of _ _ Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Education Program must demonstrate: the mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm. sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds.
the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. the ability to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice. the ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately; the capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress. the perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.
flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
_ _ Provider’s Signature Date If an applicant with a disability is seeking admission to the Athletic Training Program and believes that he/she is able to satisfy the (academic and) technical standards with or without an accommodation, the applicant should contact the Disability Services Director. The Disability Services Director will evaluate an applicant who states he/she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable law. The University will also determine whether it agrees that an applicant can meet the academic and technical standards with a reasonable accommodation.
This includes a review of whether the accommodation(s) requested is/are reasonable, taking into account whether the accommodation would jeopardize clinician/patient safety or would require the University to fundamentally alter the nature of the Athletic Training Program in order to allow the applicant to participate in the educational program. In addition, the University will determine whether the requested accommodation(s) will create(s) any undue financial or administrative burden on the University.
I certify that I have read and understand the academic and technical standards listed above, and I believe to the best of my knowledge that I meet each of these standards with or without accommodation. _ _ Student’s Signature Date
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 13 Admission Contract The Athletic Training Education Program at Lock Haven University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs. This organization requires adherence by students to certain procedures and guidelines. These requirements, along with those mandated by the Board of Certification, must be met for a student to be eligible for certification upon graduation.
All students, therefore, must agree to meet the requirements listed below: 1. Students in this program must complete five (5) semester hours of academic coursework and clinical experiences as a professional phase student at Lock Haven University. 2. Students in this program, in addition to normal weekday practices and competitions, may be required to return early in August, over vacation periods, and/or weekends if their clinical experience has practices or competitions during these times. Also, students will be assigned to at least one off- campus clinical experience. In these cases, students may be required to supply transportation to and from these sites.
Assignments will be made as early as possible by the Athletic Training Faculty in an effort to ease planning for these circumstances.
3. Students must have a complete medical history, immunization record, and physical on file at the Student Health Center in Glennon Infirmary. Students must also have a physician sign the Technical Standards document. Students are required to undergo a Two Step Tuberculosis Skin Test and Varicella Titer at time of Program entry. These can be completed at the Student Health Center at Glennon Infirmary. 4. Students are required to purchase liability insurance. Insurance applications are available in the Program Director’s office.
5. Students are expected to comply with all aspects of the ATEP Policy & Procedure Manual.
I _ accept admission to the Athletic Training Education Program at Lock Haven University. I also agree to comply with the above regulations and I understand failure to do so will result in my dismissal from the Athletic Training Education Program. Additionally, I have read and understand the disciplinary procedures outlined in the athletic training student manual. If awarded a conditional admission, I agree to all terms outlined in the admission letter. I _ do NOT accept admission into the Athletic Education Program at Lock Haven University.
_ _ Signature Date
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 14 Lock Haven University Athletic Training Education Program Athletic Training Student Costs The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is a professional program and therefore has additional costs in addition to standard University costs. The ATEP makes a conscious effort to minimize the additional costs for students. An estimate of the costs for students enrolled in the Program is listed below. Students must realize that this is an estimate and may vary annually. The cost breakdown does not include specific course materials (texts, lab fees, etc) or the professional attire that must be worn while on clinical rotation.
Program Admission: CPR Certification (mandatory . $ 10.00 Professional Phase: General (Off-Campus Clinical Rotation Costs) ACT 31 and 151 Check . $ 20.00 Travel to off-campus clinical site . $ 250.00 Drug test . $ 27.00 Sophomore Year Liability Insurance . $ 35.00 NATA Membership (suggested . $ 85.00 CPR Renewal . $ 10.00 e-Value Subscription . $ 50.00 Junior Year e-Value Subscription . $ 100.00 Liability Insurance . $ 35.00 PATS Membership . $ 10.00 NATA Membership (suggested . $ 85.00 CPR Renewal . $ 10.00 Senior Year e-Value Subscription . $ 100.00 Liability Insurance . $ 35.00 NATA Membership .
$ 85.00 CPR Renewal . $ 10.00 BOC Exam Registration . $ 300.00 Costs associated with tuition and other academic fees, external funding, or refunds may be found at www.lhup.edu/financial services. Additional standard University costs may be found at: www.lhup.edu/financial-services/cost-tables.htm.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 15 Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training Major Curricular Requirements Students entering LHU Fall 2008-2011 HUMANITIES 18 cr ATHLETIC TRAINING MAJOR 76 sh Art/Music/Theater (6 cr) Grade ATTR106 Athletic Training Techniques 2 ATTR110 Orientation to Athletic Training 1 ATTR202 Care & Prevention 3 Literature (3 cr) Grade ATTR230 Evidence-Based Medicine 1 ATTR260 General Medical Conditions 3 Philosophy (3 cr) Grade ATTR322 Functional Anatomy 1 3 ATTR342 Functional Anatomy 2 3 Composition (3 cr) Grade ATTR364 Evaluation Techniques 1 3 ATRR365 Evaluation Techniques 2 3 Speech (3 cr) Grade ATTR462 Physical Modalities 4 ATTR463 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab 4 ATTR304 Administration & Organization in Athletic Training 1 2 SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 12 cr ATTR404 Administration & Organization in Athletic Training 2 2 World History (3 cr) Grade ATTR453 Clinical Experience 1 2 ATTR454 Clinical Experience 2 2 Psychology (3 cr) Grade ATTR455 Clinical Experience 3 2 PSYC100 Intro to Psychological Sciences ATTR456 Clinical Experience 4 2 Government / Economics (3 cr) Grade ATTR457 Clinical Experience 5 2 HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 3 Sociology / Anthropology (3 cr) Grade HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab 1 HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 3 HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab 1 NATURAL SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS 9 cr HLTH305 Biomechanics 3 Natural Science (6 cr) Grade HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Injury & Illness 3 BIOL106 Principles of Biology I HLTH353 Physiology of Exercise 3 BIOL107 Principles of Biology II HLTH415 Pharmacology 3 Mathematics (3 cr) Grade HLTH490 Capstone Project 1 PHYS130 Physics I 4 PHYS131 Physics II 4 WELLNESS 3 cr RECR303 Sports Nutrition 3 Wellness (3 cr) Grade HLTH105 Introduction to Health ELECTIVES 2 cr Elective (2 cr) Grade General Education Overlays Writing Emphasis Information Literacy External Experience Multicultural ATTR365 – Eval Techniques 2 HLTH332 – Psyc Aspects of Injury and Illness ATTR453 Clin Exp 1 SOCI101 – Sociology or ANTH101 - Anthropology ATTR404 – Admin & Organ 2 ATTR230 – Evidence Based Medicine ATTR454 Clin Exp 2 HIST101/102 – World History HLTH490 - Capstone
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 16 Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training Major Suggested Sequence of Courses Students entering LHU Fall 2008-2011 FRESHMAN YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE cr BIOL106 Principles of Biology 1 3 BIOL107 Principles of Biology 2 3 ATTR110 Orientation to Athletic Training 1 HLTH105 Introduction to Health 3 HLTH119 Freshman Seminar 1 ATTR106 Athletic Training Techniques 2 HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 3 HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 3 HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab 1 HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab 1 MATH112 or MATH113 Intermediate Algebra Precalculus * 3 General Education 3 General Education 3 Total 15 Total 15 * Math course entrance depends upon math placement exam results.
MATH113 is required for PHYS130 SOPHOMORE YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE cr ATTR202 Care & Prevention 3 ATTR230 Evidence Based Medicine 1 HLTH305 Biomechanics 3 ATTR322 Functional Anatomy 1 3 General Education 9 HLTH353 Physiology of Exercise 3 Total 15 ATTR364 Evaluation Techniques 1 3 ATTR462 Physical Modalities 4 ATTR453 Clinical Experience 1 2 Total 16 JUNIOR YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE cr PHYS130 Physics 1 4 PHYS131 Physics 2 4 ATTR342 Functional Anatomy 2 3 ATTR304 Admin and Organization 1 2 ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques 2 3 ATTR260 General Medical Conditions 3 ATTR463 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab 4 HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Injury 3 ATTR454 Clinical Experience 2 2 ATTR455 Clinical Experience 3 2 Total 16 Total 14 SENIOR YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE cr RECR303 Sports Nutrition 3 HLTH490 Capstone Project 1 ATTR404 Admin and Organization 2 2 ATTR457 Clinical Experience 5 2 HLTH415 Pharmacology 3 General Education 12 ATTR456 Clinical Experience 4 2 Total 15 General Education 6 Total 16 .
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 17 Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training Major Curricular Requirements Students entering LHU Fall 2012 and after HUMANITIES 18 cr ATHLETIC TRAINING MAJOR 76 sh Art/Music/Theater/Dance (6 cr) Grade ATTR100 Intro to Athletic Training 3 ATTR202 Care & Prevention 3 ATTR230 Evidence Based Medicine 1 Literature (3 cr) Grade ATTR300 General Medical Conditions 3 ATTR322 Functional Anatomy 1 4 Philosophy (3 cr) Grade ATTR342 Functional Anatomy 2 4 ATTR364 Evaluation Techniques 1 3 Composition (3 cr) Grade ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques 2 3 ENGL100 ATTR410 Administration & Organization 3 Speech (3 cr) Grade ATTR415 Current Issues in Athletic Training 3 ATTR453 Clinical Experience 1 3 ATTR454 Clinical Experience 2 3 SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 12 cr ATTR455 Clinical Experience 3 3 World History (3 cr) Grade ATTR456 Clinical Experience 4 6 ATTR472 Therapeutic Interventions 1 4 Psychology (3 cr) Grade ATTR473 Therapeutic Interventions 2 4 PSYC100 Intro to Psychological Sciences HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 3 Government/Economics (3 cr) Grade HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab 1 HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 3 Sociology/Anthropology/Geography/Social Work (3 cr) Grade HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab 1 HLTH305 Biomechanics 3 HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Injury 3 NATURAL SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS 9 cr HLTH353 Physiology of Exercise 3 Natural Science (6 cr) Grade HLTH363 Applied Sport and Exercise Science 3 BIOL106 Principles of Biology I HLTH415 Pharmacology 3 BIOL107 Principles of Biology II Mathematics (3 cr) Grade WELLNESS 3 cr Wellness (3 cr) Grade HLTH105 Introduction to Health ELECTIVES 2 cr Elective (2 cr) Grade General Education Overlays Writing Emphasis Information Literacy External Experience Multicultural ATTR332 Psychological Aspects of Injury & Illness ATTR230 Evidence-Based Medicine ATTR453 Clinical Experience 1 SOCI101 Sociology or ANTH101 Anthropology ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques 2 HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Injury ATTR456 Clinical Experience 4 HIST101/102 World History ATTR473 Therapeutic Interventions 2
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 18 Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Athletic Training Major Suggested Sequence of Courses Students entering LHU Fall 2012 and after FRESHMAN YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE Cr ATTR100 Intro to Athletic Training 3 BIOL106 Principles of Biology 1 3 HLTH119 Freshman Seminar 1 HLTH105 Introduction to Health 3 HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 3 HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 3 HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab 1 HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab 1 General Education 6 General Education 6 Total 16 Total 14 SOPHOMORE YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE Cr CRS # TITLE Cr BIOL107 Principles of Bio 2 3 PSYC100 Intro to Psychology 3 HLTH305 Biomechanics 3 ATTR202 Care & Prevention 3 HLTH353 Phys of Ex 3 General Education 9 General Education 6 Total 15 Total 15 JUNIOR YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE Cr ATTR230 Evidence Based Medicine 1 ATTR300 General Medical Conditions 3 ATTR322 Functional Anatomy 1 4 ATTR342 Functional Anatomy 2 4 ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques 1 3 ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques 2 3 ATTR472 Therapeutic Interventions 1 4 ATTR473 Therapeutic Interventions 2 4 ATTR453 Clinical Experience 1 3 ATTR454 Clinical Experience 2 3 Total 15 Total 17 SENIOR YEAR FALL SPRING CRS # TITLE cr CRS # TITLE Cr ATTR410 Administration & Organization 3 ATTR415 Current Issues (web-based) 3 ATTR455 Clinical Experience 3 3 ATTR456 Clinical Experience 4 6 HLTH332 Psychology of Injury & Illness 3 General Education (web-based) 3 HLTH363 Applied Sport & Exercise Science 3 Elective (web-based) 1 HLTH415 Pharmacology 3 Total 13 Total 15 .
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 19 Athletic Training Education Program Academic Standards Class of 2013-2015 Students enrolled in the professional phase of the ATEP are expected to maintain a high level of academic performance in both program and non-program courses. A minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.50 must be maintained while enrolled in the professional phase and a letter grade of a “C” or better must be achieved in all program courses. Failure to meet these requirements will result in immediate program dismissal. The following courses are defined as program courses: Athletic Training Program Courses (Grade below “C” results in immediate dismissal) ATTR230 Evidence Based Medicine ATTR260 General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training ATTR304 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training I ATTR322 Functional Anatomy I ATTR342 Functional Anatomy II ATTR364 Evaluation Techniques in Athletic Training I ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques in Athletic Training II ATTR404 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training II ATTR453 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I ATTR454 Athletic Training Clinical Experience II ATTR455 Athletic Training Clinical Experience IIII ATTR456 Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV ATTR457 Athletic Training Clinical Experience V ATTR462 Physical Modalities in Sports Medicine ATTR463 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation Athletic Training Competency Bearing Courses (“C” or better must be achieved prior to graduation) ATTR106 Athletic Training Techniques ATTR110 Orientation to Athletic Training ATTR202 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries HLTH105 Introduction to Health HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab HLTH305 Biomechanics HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Human Injury and Illness HLTH353 Physiology of Exercise HLTH415 Introduction to Pharmacology HLTH490 Capstone Project RECR303 Sports Nutrition
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 20 Athletic Training Education Program Academic Standards Class of 2016 and after Students enrolled in the professional phase of the ATEP are expected to maintain a high level of academic performance in both program and non-program courses. A minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.50 must be maintained while enrolled in the professional phase and a letter grade of a “C” or better must be achieved in all program courses. Failure to meet these requirements will result in immediate program dismissal. The following courses are defined as program courses: Athletic Training Program Courses (Grade below “C” results in immediate dismissal) ATTR230 Evidence Based Medicine ATTR300 General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training ATTR322 Functional Anatomy I ATTR342 Functional Anatomy II ATTR364 Evaluation Techniques in Athletic Training I ATTR365 Evaluation Techniques in Athletic Training II ATTR410 Adminstration and Organization ATTR415 Current Issues in Athletic Training ATTR453 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I ATTR454 Athletic Training Clinical Experience II ATTR455 Athletic Training Clinical Experience IIII ATTR456 Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV ATTR472 Therapeutic Interventions 1 ATTR473 Therapeutic Interventions 2 Athletic Training Competency Bearing Courses (“C” or better must be achieved prior to graduation) ATTR100 Introduction to Athletic Training ATTR202 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries HLTH105 Introduction to Health HLTH128 Anatomy & Physiology 1 HLTH129 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab HLTH130 Anatomy & Physiology 2 HLTH131 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab HLTH305 Biomechanics HLTH332 Psychological Aspects of Human Injury and Illness HLTH353 Physiology of Exercise HLTH363 Applied Sport and Exercise Science HLTH415 Introduction to Pharmacology
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 21 Professional Program Length Policy Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program are expected to complete five sequential semesters of academic and clinical coursework. Students must complete these five semesters in order to be eligible for graduation from the Program and to sit for the BOC examination. The Athletic Training Education Program faculty have the ability to waive this policy. All waiver requests must be submitted to the Program Director one semester prior to the decision date. An example of a possible waiver would be for students who wish to spend a semester studying abroad.
If an athletic training student wishes to spend a semester abroad, he or she must submit a written request for a leave of absence from the ATEP to the Program Director the semester prior to traveling. The student would then be expected to complete five clinical rotations in four academic semesters. This will typically result in three clinical rotations occurring in one academic year. Student Grievance Policy Any grievance a student might have with the ATEP should first be brought to the attention of the ATEP Program Director. If not resolved, the student can pursue other options such as the Health Science Department Chair, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, or the Dean of Student affairs as outlined in the LHU Student Handbook.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 22 Lock Haven University of PA Athletic Training Education Program Clinical Education Policies Clinical Education: Clinical education is a fundamental component of the athletic training education program. Students develop clinical competency, clinical reasoning skills, professional behaviors, and the integration of evidence based practice within the confines of clinical education. Professional phase students develop independent clinical decision-making skills through a progression of five clinical experiences of increasing supervised autonomy. General Policies: The ATEP has created policies for students and clinical instructors to follow while they gain clinical experience in LHU’s athletic training rooms or affiliated sites.
These policies are in place to maximize the learning that occurs during these experiences while protecting the students from being used as a workforce or violations of the state’s athletic training practice act. Students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to report any violations of these policies to the Program Director or Chair of the Health Science Department. These policies are to be followed whenever students are gaining clinical experience (except when noted). Students will be expected to follow the policies and procedures related to clinical experience as outlined in the LHU ATEP student handbook.
Students will attend all clinical experience meetings unless approved by the Program Director or Clinical Coordinator. On average, students will not participate in more than 20 hours of clinical experience in a given week. This guideline is in effect from the first day of classes in the fall semester until the end of the spring semester excluding winter break. Students will have a minimum of one day per calendar week when they are not required to attend their clinical experience. This guideline is in effect from the first day of classes in the fall semester until the end of the spring semester excluding winter break.
Students will be expected to return to campus before the start of classes in the fall, remain on-campus over holiday periods, and/or remain on-campus after spring graduation if required by their clinical experience assignment. Students will only perform athletic training skills while under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor. Students will only perform athletic training skills they have previously learned in the didactic setting. Students are not permitted to receive work study funds for clinical experiences. Supervision: Students enrolled in the ATEP will be directly supervised during clinical experiences.
Direct supervision implies that the clinical instructor is physically present and able to intervene on behalf of the patient and/or the athletic training student. If the clinical instructor needs to
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 23 temporarily leave the clinical site, the athletic training student should know where his/her supervising clinical instructor is and be able to quickly contact him/her or his/her designee. Clinical Skill Development: Athletic training students learn and develop clinical skills through a combination of didactic and clinical coursework. The clinical skills are divided into psychomotor skills and clinical proficiencies. The psychomotor skills are initially taught and evaluated in the classroom/laboratory setting. The course instructor records these psychomotor skill assessments into e-Value.
Students can apply the skills in the clinical setting once they have been instructed and evaluated on the skill in the classroom setting. The same psychomotor skills are then evaluated the following semester as part of the Clinical Experience Course. The Clinical Preceptor and/or Clinical Coordinator enters the results into e-Value. All students must earn a score of “3” on each of the specific psychomotor skills as part of the Clinical Experience Course. Once the student has earned a “3” on the psychomotor skill set, the student can then complete the Proficiency Assessment for the skill. Ideally, Clinical Proficiency Assessments occur during patient encounters.
The Clinical Preceptor and/or Clinical Coordinator enters the Proficiency Assessment as an “On the Fly” evaluation within e-Value. THE ATEP POLICY IS THAT ALL STUDENTS MUST EARN AT LEAST A 73% ON ALL PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS PRIOR TO PROGRAM COMPLETION. Assignment of Clinical Experiences: Students enrolled in the professional phase of the ATEP will be assigned five clinical experiences occurring at LHU and the program’s affiliated sites. Students are provided a variety of clinical experiences with diverse patient populations in order to develop competency and clinical proficiency within the domains of athletic training.
Assignments are made based upon the following guidelines: All students are assigned a minimum of one clinical experience with a high risk sport. All students are assigned a minimum of one clinical experience each with a male and female sport.
All students are assigned a minimum of one off-campus clinical experience. All students are assigned an equipment intensive clinical experience. All students are assigned a general medical clinical experience. All students are assigned a rehabilitation intensive clinical experience. Clinical Experience Requests: Students are able to make requests related to clinical experiences. These special requests are typically due to sports participation or employment; however, requests can also be made for other reasons. All special requests for the upcoming academic year must be submitted in writing to the ATEP Clinical Coordinator prior to Spring Break.
Special requests due to academic requirements will be given priority. An attempt will be made to honor all requests as long as they do not interfere with the quality of the student’s clinical education. Clinical Experiences Outside of the Traditional Academic Calendar: Athletic training students may be required to complete clinical experiences which occur outside of the traditional academic calendar. The policy of the ATEP is that clinical instructors can require athletic training students to be present for clinical experiences that
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 24 occur outside of the traditional semester. The only exception to this policy is in the spring semester. Students may be required to continue clinical experiences past the date of spring graduation unless they are a May graduate. May graduates will not be required to continue their clinical experience on or past the date of the May commencement ceremony. Students should contact their clinical instructor to determine the exact start date of their clinical experience. Internships: Athletic training students have the option to complete an internship in lieu of either the fourth or fifth clinical experience.
Internships are established with off-campus clinical sites and are typically semester-long experiences. Students interested in pursuing an internship must inform the ATEP Clinical Coordinator prior to spring break of the junior year. All internships must be approved by the ATEP Clinical Coordinator and Program Director. Clinical Experiences and Extracurricular Activities including NCAA Sports Participation: It is possible for athletic training students to participate in extracurricular activities and/or intercollegiate athletics. However, the combination of the athletic training major and extracurricular activities is time intensive, and the two often conflict with one another.
It is the policy of the ATEP to make every effort for students to participate in extracurricular activities as long as the activity does not lessen the quality of the student athletic training experience. In many cases, students who pursue both decide to stay an extra semester or year to fulfill all necessary obligations.
Absences from Clinical Experiences: Clinical experiences are to be treated as a traditional class; therefore, absence during clinical experiences is discouraged. The athletic training student should notify his or her clinical instructor of the absence prior to it occurring unless it is deemed an emergency. If an emergency does occur the clinical instructor should be notified as soon as possible. Valid reasons for absence during practice and games includes but not limited to illness, course requirements, or death of a family member.
Absences from clinical experiences are seen as a significant distraction from the professional preparation of athletic training students.
Absences due to non-professional commitments are discouraged. Repeated absences from clinical experiences will be reflected in the clinical evaluation and can result in disciplinary action (see Disciplinary Policies and Procedures). Dress Code: To promote and increase a professional atmosphere, the following dress code will be strictly enforced. Your attire should identify you as a member of the ATEP. Students participating in clinical experiences shall wear appropriate professional attire as established by the clinical instructor.
The first time a student is found in violation of the dress code, he/she will be sent home to change. Subsequent violations will result in initiation of appropriate disciplinary procedures as outlined in ATEP Student Handbook.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 25 Inclimate Weather Policy: Students enrolled in the ATEP are expected to attend classes and clinical experiences when the University is open. University closings due to inclimate weather will be posted on the University’s web page as well as on local television and radio stations. Students assigned to off-campus clinical sites should follow the guidelines established by the affiliated site.
If an athletic training student is at all concerned about attending a clinical experience due to weather, he or she should contact the clinical instructor and/or the ATEP Clinical Coordinator.
Athletic Training Student Travel Policy: Athletic training students will not travel with a team as part of their clinical experience unless accompanied by an ATEP clinical instructor. If a clinical instructor is traveling with a team, he or she can require students to travel. Clinical instructors should be aware of the possible negative academic consequences that can occur as a result of repeated student travel. Students gaining clinical experience with the LHU football and wrestling athletic trainer frequently travel; however, students may also occur with other sports or off-campus experiences.
Faculty and clinical instructors are NOT permitted to require or pressure a student to travel unaccompanied by a clinical instructor. If a student feels that he or she is pressured to travel alone, they are to report it to the Program Director or Health Science Department Chair.
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LHU ATEP Student Handbook 27 Lock Haven University Athletic Training Education Program Internship Information and Application General Information: Professional phase athletic training students have the option of completing a semester-long internship as their fourth or fifth clinical experience. The internships take place at off- campus clinical settings under the direct supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. Students must meet with the Clinical Coordinator and/or Program Director prior to initiating the internship application process.
It is advised all academic coursework be completed prior to the internship; however, students may concurrently enroll in courses during the internship semester with academic advisor and Program Director approval.
Specific Policies: Internship sites and preceptors must be approved by the Program Director prior to the internship starting. The Program must have on file a signed affiliation agreement and copy of the preceptor’s professional credentials (current Board of Certification and appropriate state credential for athletic trainers). Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 10 credits of HLTH485 and either ATTR456 or ATTR457 depending upon the semester of the internship. Students must complete all course requirements for both HLTH485 and ATTR456 or ATTR457 as defined on the course syllabi.
Failure to complete all course requirements will result in an assigned grade of “Incomplete” or “E” as per University and/or course policy. Internship students are expected to abide by all Program and University Policies and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if policies are violated. Course Requirements: HLTH485 (10 credits) Submit a field experience application to the LHU Health Science Field Experience Coordinator prior to the due date Complete 400 hours of clinical education under the direct supervision of a preceptor Complete all assignments, activities, and evaluations as per the Field Experience Syllabus ATTR456 or ATTR457 (2 credits) Complete a minimum of 80 hours of clinical education Complete all assignments, activities, and evaluations as per the Clinical Experience Syllabus Return to campus during finals week for proficiency evaluations General: A single affiliation agreement will exist using the standard LHU Athletic Training Affiliation Agreement or other as approved by both parties All appropriate documentation (state credential, BOC card, A1 Form, Modalities Table, etc) must be provided to the Clinical Coordinator prior to the internship starting The student is responsible for all immunizations, clearances, and insurance requirements for placement at the clinical site
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 28 Students will complete a minimum of 480 hours of clinical education (400 for the Field Experience Course and 80 for the Athletic Training Clinical Experience Course) Application Instructions: 1. Complete the information on the top of the form through career goals 2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the internship and remaining coursework. Have your advisor sign the form 3. Schedule a meeting with the Clinical Coordinator to discuss potential internship sites 4. Make the initial contact with the potential clinical instructor/site to discuss the internship possibility 5.
Complete the Field Experience Application and submit to the Health Science Department Field Experience Coordinator 6. Register for 10 field experience credits (HLTH485) and the appropriate Athletic Training Clinical Experience Course
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 29 Lock Haven University Athletic Training Education Program Internship Application STUDENT _ ID _ DATE _ _ EMAIL _ PHONE _ _ PLANNED INTERNSHIP SEMESTER & YEAR _ _ INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Semester hours currently enrolled _ _ Semester hours completed _ _ Overall GPA _ _ List remaining coursework: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ CAREER GOALS _ _ Student Signature _ Advisor Signature _ _ OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 Agency: Agency: Agency: Contact Name: Contact Name: Contact Name: Contact #: Contact #: Contact #: Approved Clinical Internship Site: Agency _ _ Contact _ _ Address _ _ Address _ _ Phone _ _ Email _ _ CC use only Semester/Year: Clinical Instructor: Contract Returned: Credit Hours:
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 30 General Policies Comprehensive Examination Policy All professional phase athletic training students will participate in annual comprehensive examinations. These assessments will assist the program faculty in ensuring the students are achieving and maintaining appropriate academic competency and clinical proficiency. Students will participate in three comprehensive examinations while enrolled in the ATEP. The comprehensive examinations will be offered during the spring semester. Students enrolled in the first and third semester of the ATEP will be administered the exam near the end of the semester.
Fifth semester students will typically be administered the exam in March prior the Board of Certification Examination.
The comprehensive examinations may consist of multiple components (written, simulation, practical). Students will be expected to obtain an overall level of mastery (“C”) on each section. Failing to obtain a “C” will result in the remedial process described below. If a student is not successful in obtaining a “C”, he or she will repeat the necessary sections of the exam. If the student is unsuccessful on the second attempt, he or she must make an official written appeal to the athletic training faculty to determine if a third attempt is warranted. If the faculty determines a third attempt is warranted, they will work with the student in developing an appropriate plan of action to prepare for the third attempt.
Possible activities include, but are not limited to: readings, tutoring sessions, assignments, practical skills assessments, and quizzes. Failure a third time will result in course and/or clinical experience remediation. The athletic training faculty will meet with the student and the Health Science Department Chairperson to determine the remedial action. This may require additional semester(s) on behalf of the student in order to complete the ATEP Liability Insurance Policy All students enrolled in the professional portion of the ATEP must purchase liability insurance. Liability insurance aids in protecting the athletic training student in the event of a crisis.
Students have the right to select the insurance provider; however, the policy must provide $1,000,000 each incident/$3,000,000 aggregate coverage. Proof of continuous coverage must be provided throughout the professional phase of the Program. Failure to demonstrate coverage will result in disciplinary action and suspension from clinical experiences.
CPR and First Aid Certification Professional phase ATEP students must maintain current certification in CPR/Professional Rescuer with AED training and First Aid. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain currency and submit verification to the Program Director. Failure to demonstrate current certification will result in disciplinary action and suspension from clinical experiences.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 31 Disclosure of Medical Information Athletic Training Student Declaration All athletic training students at Lock Haven University are required to sign the following statement.
This statement shall remain on file in the Program Director’s office for the duration of their involvement in the Athletic Training Education Program. Any breech of confidentiality may result in immediate termination from the program. Statement of Confidentiality I understand that all of the information which I may become knowledgeable in my capacity as an Athletic Training Student within the clinical setting is subject to laws related to patient confidentiality. Further, I will not discuss such information with anyone except members of the athletic training faculty/staff. Furthermore, I will abide by this policy at all times and will not disclose such information any other persons at any time.
_ _ Signature of Athletic Training Student Date Name (Please Print)
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 32 Professional Development Hours Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who are committed to their profession, their patients, and their community. In order to instill those values to our students, Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) students are required to fulfill certain professional development obligations. Pre-professional phase students are required to provide documentation of twenty hours of professional development at the time of application to the professional phase of the program.
Completion of the hours is a requirement for matriculation into the professional phase of the program. The community service hours required during the pre-professional phase can fall under any category. Professional phase students are required to provide documentation of 25 hours of professional development per calendar year. Professional development hours are due the end of the fall semester. Students enrolled in the last semester of the ATEP are encouraged, but not required, to continue professional development. Professional phase students who fail to provide documentation of professional development will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the ATEP Disciplinary Policy.
Students must meet the minimums for each category outlined below. Category A – Professional Activities (5 hours minimum per calendar year) Sample Activities CPR / Emergency Care Volunteer Additional athletic training volunteer hours Category B – Public Relation Activities (10 hours minimum per calendar year) Sample Activities Athletic Training Club Meetings and Events Clubs or organizations on campus Category C – Educational Activities (10 hours minimum per calendar year) Sample Activities PATS, EATA, or NATA events Educational sessions provided by athletic training-related professionals or students Drug and alcohol awareness sessions LHU Celebration of Scholarship activities All professional development hours must be signed by the project supervisor.
“Double-dipping” is not permitted. For example, if attendance at a session is required for a class assignment, that event cannot be counted towards community service. All questions should be referred to the ATEP Director.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 33 Professional Development Hours Reporting Form Pre-Professional Phase Students Name _ _ Date of Activity Activity Title Supervisor’s Name Supervisor’s Signature Hours Pre-professional phase students are required to provide documentation of twenty (20) hours of professional development activity at the time of application to the professional phase. The information included in this report is a true and accurate statement of my professional development hours. _ _ Signature Date
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 34 Lock Haven University Athletic Training Education Program Professional Development Hours Reporting Form Professional Phase Students Name _ Year: _ _ CATEGORY A – PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (5 hours required / year) Date of Activity Activity Title Supervisor’s Name Supervisor’s Signature Hours CATEGORY B – PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES (10 hours required / year) Date of Activity Activity Title Supervisor’s Name Supervisor’s Signature Hours CATEGORY C – EDUCATIONAL / PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (10 hours required / year) Date of Activity Activity Title Supervisor’s Name Supervisor’s Signature Hours This form is due the end of the fall semester.
The information included in this report is a true and accurate statement of my professional development hours.
_ _ Signature Date
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 35 Nondiscrimination / Sexual Harassment Policy Please see the University’s Office of Social Equity website (www.lhup.edu/equity) for additional information. Lock Haven University is committed to providing a learning and working environment that enhances the dignity and worth of every member of its community. To this end, the community must be free from discriminatory conduct of any kind. Thus, because such conduct subverts the well-being of the college environment, abuse, discrimination or harassment of any individual will not be tolerated.
Gender discrimination/sexual harassment in any form is not only contrary to University policy but also morally reprehensible because it undermines the dignity of community members and often represents an unfair exploitation of power. As a university, we take seriously our responsibility to educate all members of the community about the nature of gender discrimination/sexual harassment, its effects on both individual and communal well-being, and the steps necessary to combat it. Lock Haven University is committed to equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination for all of its students, faculty and staff.
Gender discrimination/sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation are of concern to the University. Governed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits sex discrimination in education, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits sex discrimination in employment, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of 1955 (and their amendments), the University seeks to prevent and correct such actions. Gender discrimination/sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated in any context at Lock Haven University, whether it be in a faculty/student, faculty/faculty, supervisor/employee, student/student, worker/co-worker, or other relationship regardless of the formal status of the persons involved.
Individuals who engage in such behavior are subject to appropriate corrective action which, when warranted, may include termination of their relationship with the University. In addition, such persons may be held personally liable to the target of such behavior and be subject to sanctions independent of those imposed by the University.
Under Title IX, an individual is the victim of gender discrimination if he/she is, on the basis of sex, excluded from participation in , denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity operated by the University. In addition, under Title VII an employer commits gender discrimination if it (a) fails or refuses to hire, discharges, or otherwise discriminates against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s sex, or (b) limits, segregates or classifies its employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee, because of such individual’s sex.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 36 Sexual harassment, which is a form of gender discrimination, occurs in a variety of situations which share a common element: the inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or sexual comments into the work or learning situation. Though not limited to the following circumstances, often sexual harassment involves relationships of unequal power and contains elements of coercion, for example suggestions that academic or employment reprisals or rewards will follow the refusal or granting of sexual favors. For purposes of this Policy, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature occurring when: 1.
Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or of a student’s academic status or treatment; 2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting such individual; or 3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment to a reasonable person. Types of behavior which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: Sexist, sexually suggestive or intimidating remarks or behavior; Inappropriate and offensive uninvited sexual advances; Solicitation of sexual activity or other sex-linked behavior by promise of reward; Coercion of sexual activity by threat of punishment; Sexual assault.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 37 Professional Society Membership The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) are professional organizations that promote and support the profession of athletic training. Level 3 students are required to provide proof of PATS membership and Level 4 students are required to provide proof of NATA membership. Communicable Disease, Infection Control, Blood Borne Pathogen, and OSHA Policy The purpose of this policy is to promote a safe health care environment for faculty, students, and the patients with whom we come in contact.
The policy was developed from information set forth from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Lock Haven University will comply with all federal and state laws applicable to students and employees with communicable diseases. Strict confidentiality will be maintained in regards to individuals infected with a communicable disease. Discrimination against or harassment of the student and/or employee with a communicable disease is prohibited. All athletic training faculty and athletic training students will participate in annual OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogen Training. Record of attendance will be maintained in the Program Director’s office. It is expected that the Universal Precautions established by the CDC will be followed at all times.
If an athletic training faculty member or athletic training student believes he/she has been exposed to, or develops a communicable disease, he/she is to contact his/her supervisor immediately. The person will be removed from the clinical site and will be seen by a physician. All physician examinations, diagnostic tests, and treatments will be at the individual’s expense. He/she will be excused from the site until the physician deems the person is no longer contagious. As long as the medical evidence supports, with reasonable certainty, that a particular disease is not communicable by the contact normally found in the workplace or classroom, or through airborne transmission, those areas will not be considered to be hazardous as a result of the presence of student or employee who is infected.
Each case will be decided individually based upon the medical evidence and the CDC guidelines. Specific details regarding blood borne pathogens, exposure control, and the CDC’s guidelines are available at each clinical site.
Athletic training students are expected to meet all of the clinical experience requirements for the ATEP. If a communicable disease prevents the student from participating in a significant portion of a clinical rotation, the student may be required to participate in an additional clinical experience. Every effort will be made by the ATEP to accommodate the individual as long as the health and safety of all parties involved is maintained. If a faculty member is unable to fulfill his or her clinical responsibilities as a result of a communicable disease, the guidelines established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement will be followed.
All Athletic Training Faculty and Athletic Training Students will have on file either a record of vaccinations (including Hepatitis B Vaccinations) or a signed vaccine declination form. Vaccinations are available through the Glennon Infirmary. The complete version of the CDC guidelines can be found online at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/GUIDE/infectcont98.htm. If you have specific questions regarding this
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 38 policy, please contact the Program Director, the Head Athletic Trainer, the Team Physician or Medical Director, the Health Science Department Chairperson, or the University Administration.
The CDC has established each of the following as communicable diseases: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Hepatitis (A, B, & C) Conjunctivitis Cytomegalovirus Diptheria Gastrointestinal Infections Herpes Simplex Measles Meningococcal Disease Mumps Parvovirus Pertussis Poliomyelitis Rabies Rubella Scabies and Pediculosis Staphylococcal Infection Group A Streptococcus Infection Tuberculosis Vaccinia Varicella Viral Respiratory Infections Immunization Refusal I understand that due to my occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials I may be at risk of acquiring various infections.
It is recommended by the Center for Disease Control that health care workers who have a reasonable expectation of being exposed to blood on the job be vaccinated. However, I decline vaccination at this time. I understand that by declining these vaccines, I continue to be at risk of acquiring various serious diseases. If, in the future, I continue to have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials and I want to be vaccinated, I can receive the vaccination series at my own cost, and I will submit the administrative dates to the Student Health Center.
I have had my questions (regarding infection and vaccination) answered to my satisfaction. _ _ (Print Name) _ _ (Signature) _ _ (Witness) _ _ (Date)
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 39 Alcohol Policy The following alcohol policy is taken in part from the Lock Haven University’s Student Handbook. These regulations and policies are enacted pursuant to the Council of Trustees resolution regarding the possession and use of alcoholic beverages on Commonwealth property and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Statutes and Liquor Control Commission policies and procedures.
Use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Commonwealth property. The possession, consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages on property under the control of Lock Haven University shall be in accord with the provisions of Pennsylvania State Statutes, provisions of the regulations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission and policies established by the Council of Trustees for Lock Haven University. Public display and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in buildings and on campus is prohibited.
Law enforcement will work cooperatively with City officials to deal with violations of City ordinances taking place on City sidewalks and streets adjacent to the campus. You are responsible for your guests and they are subjected to the same penalty as you. Lock Haven University’s Athletic Training Education Program strongly enforces and compiles with the above mentioned rules/policies. Non-Academic Disciplinary Policies and Procedures The following procedures have been designed to ensure the smooth operation of the athletic training education program (ATEP) and promote professional conduct within the athletic training student body.
Any faculty member, off-campus clinical instructor, or student can notify the Program Director of possible student misconduct. The Program Director will then convene a meeting of the athletic training faculty to determine an appropriate plan of action. The athletic training faculty members will conduct a formal vote to determine if the student should be entered into the disciplinary process. In the case of a tie, the Health Science Department Chairperson will cast the deciding vote. Students may be entered into the disciplinary process at any of the levels described below depending upon the severity of the offense.
Possible offenses include, but are not limited to: violation of the policies and procedures outlined in the ATEP Student Handbook, violation of the PA athletic training practice act, misconduct identified in the LHU student handbook, or violation of the NATA Code of Ethics or CAATE guidelines.
Level 1 Offense: A Level 1 Offense will result in a meeting between the student and the Program Director. The student will be allowed to discuss the nature of the offense and offer explanation. An official letter that the meeting occurred along with a summary of the student’s comments will be sent within 7 days to the student’s campus address and the student will have 7 days to respond and make factual changes. The final copy of the letter will be placed in the student’s permanent file. Level 2 Offense: A Level 2 Offense will result in a meeting between the student and the athletic training faculty.
The student will be allowed to discuss the nature of the offense and offer explanation. An official letter that the meeting occurred along with a summary of the student’s comments will be sent within 7 days to the student’s campus address and the student will have 7 days to respond and make factual changes. The final copy of the letter will be placed in the student’s
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 40 permanent file. The student will be placed on probation for one semester. Any additional offense will result in movement to Step 3 in the disciplinary process. Level 3 Offense: A Level 3 Offense will result in a meeting between the student and the athletic training faculty. Minutes of the meeting as well as a written response by the faculty will be filed in the student’s permanent file. The disciplinary action taken for a Level 3 offense will be immediate dismissal from the Lock Haven University ATEP. The student will be notified of the dismissal in writing.
Appeals Any athletic training student has the right to appeal the disciplinary decisions made by the ATEP faculty.
All appeals must be made in writing and submitted to the Program Director’s office within seven days of receiving the disciplinary letter. In the written appeal, the student may request a meeting with the ATEP faculty and the Health Science Chairperson to discuss the appeal. Review of appeals will be made by the ATEP faculty and Health Science Chairperson in consultation with the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services. The final decision will be sent to the student within seven days of receipt of the appeal letter or the appeal meeting. Any grievance a student might have with the ATEP should first be brought to the attention of the ATEP Program Director.
If not resolved, the student can pursue other options such as the Health Science Department Chair or Dean of Student Affairs as outlined in the LHU Student Handbook. Awards and Scholarships Awards: The Athletic Training Education Program shall present two awards to Level IV Athletic Training Students. These awards are the Outstanding Athletic Training Student Award and the Most Improved Athletic Training Student Award. Both awards will be presented annually at the Spring Athletic Training Student Banquet.
The Outstanding Athletic Training Student award will be voted upon by the Level IV Athletic Training Students. Votes will be tabulated by the Program Director and the winner will be announced at the spring banquet. In the event of a tie, both Athletic Training Students will receive the award. The Most Improved Athletic Training Student Award will be voted upon by the Athletic Training Faculty. Votes will be tabulated by the Program Director and the winner will be announced at the spring banquet. Scholarships: The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc., The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc., The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, and various other organizations award competitive scholarships to deserving students.
When the scholarship requires an endorsement by a member of the Athletic Training Faculty and/or when the number of applicants by an institution is limited, eligible athletic training students will be given the opportunity to submit their names to the Program Director approximately 2 months prior to the due date. The faculty will review applicants and determine those who shall complete the application process.
LHU ATEP Student Handbook 41 David J. Tomasi Scholarship The basic requirements for the David J. Tomasi Scholarships awarded by the Athletic Training Faculty of Lock Haven University are: Eligibility is limited to athletic training students who are completing their Level III year at Lock Haven University. Distinguish oneself academically, clinically, and professionally. Perform with distinction as a member of the Athletic Training Education Program. Demonstrate potential for leadership and professional growth through outstanding work ethic and desire to learn.
Plan to pursue a career in the field of athletic training.