Athletic Training Program Expectations
The Athletic Training Student (ATS) is chosen on quality of character and performance. Each student will be held to a high standard and expected to perform honorably and exceptionally both in the classroom and the clinical setting. During clinical rotations, the ATS will be learning from and functioning alongside healthcare professionals, therefore students are expected to act, dress and carry themselves in a professional manner.
Time spent in the athletic training clinic is viewed as an enriching educational experience. While we do not view our students as part of the "clinical staff" due to the nature of clinical rotations, the student's clinical experience schedules will coincide with that of the professional athletic trainer. These schedules do not follow traditional university schedules and will often require that a student be present in the clinic on weekends or holidays when the University would be otherwise closed.
All students must adhere to the NATA Code of Ethics. As a student of Concordia University, the ATS is also required to uphold the mission of the University and pursue learning, service and leadership. With this said, priorities for an Athletic Training Student at Concordia University are as follows:
- Athletic Training Clinic
- Everything else. . .
Expenses to Students
There are costs associated with the Athletic Training Program that are in addition to typical university costs (tuition, housing, books, etc.). These additional costs will be the responsibility of the athletic training student. The additional costs include but are not limited to: lab fees, personal liability insurance, immunizations, and apparel to adhere to the dress code and student membership fees for the NATA. In addition, travel to off-campus clinical assignments will be the responsibility of the student.
- Personal liability insurance: $25 annually HPSO or NATA
- CPR certification: $30 (every 2 years)
- Apparel: $100-$250
- NATA student membership (optional): $105 annually (2-year discount options)
- Travel: Distances range from 0-25 miles. Therefore, travel costs vary accordingly.
- Immunization: $0-$250 depending on personal insurance
- Lab Fees: $15-$60 as stated in catalog
Student-Athlete Participation in the Athletic Training Program
Concordia University student-athletes (SA) will be allowed to participate in the Athletic Training Program with the same requirements as all other Athletic Training Program students. The SA must realize that extra effort is necessary on his/her part to complete the required athletic training experience hours associated with each clinical course. This may include completing clinical hours during Double Day practice schedules, and during University holidays.
Equipment Intensive Rotation as a Student Athlete
Student-athletes that are ATSs during their junior year (equipment intensive rotation) will complete a lacrosse rotation the spring of their Junior year. In contrast, non-SA ATSs will complete a fall football rotation. During the SA fall sport, they will be allowed to complete a team clinical rotation with their respective sport.