The Athletic Training Educational Program at Southeast Missouri State University is a rigorous and intense 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 technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Educational 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]). All students admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program must meet the following abilities and expectations. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program.
Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the Board of Certification exam for athletic training.
Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Educational Program must demonstrate:
A student with a disability that impacts on these technical standards will provide Learning Assistance Programs and Disability Support Services with appropriate documentation of the disability to verify the disability and to determine what would be reasonable accommodation.
If a student with a disability states he/she can meet the technical standards with accommodations, then the Athletic Training Educational Program, in consultation with Learning Assistance Programs and Disability Support Services, will determine whether the requested accommodations are reasonable and will enable the student to meet the technical standards of the program. Consideration will be given to whether or not the accommodations would jeopardize clinician/patient safety, or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences and internships deemed essential to graduation.