Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is it possible to participate in intercollegiate athletics during the professional phase of the ATP?
- Yes. Student-Athletes who wish to participate in their given sport during the professional phase are encouraged to meet with the Program Director to discuss effective time-manage and communication skills needing during periods of overlap. Student-Athletes are required to work closely with the Clinical Education Coordinator to generate an appropriate schedule, and ensure all clinical education requirements are met.
Am I required to have a vehicle in order to complete clinical rotations?
- No. The ATP at Eastern University is fortunate to have a variety of clinical rotations very close to the St. Davids campus which require little to no travel. Additionally, there are “car-pooling” opportunities for sites located further away from campus.
Are there extra fees associated with the professional phase of the ATP?
- Yes. The following chart represents additional costs associated with the professional phase of the ATP. It is important to note the distinction between required and recommended fees.
|E-value (Online data mgt service)||Approximately $100 per year||Required|
|Background Check / Clearances||Approximately $75||Required|
|Travel expenses: gas, tolls (where applicable)||Varies per clinical site **||Required|
|Lab fees||2 - $150 lab fees (1 sophmore, 1 junior)||Required|
|Clinical symposia registration||2 - $20 fees (junior year)||Required|
|NATA Membership||$85 per year||Recommended|
|PATS Student Symposia||Approximately $50 per year||Recommended|
**Every effort is made to limit the amount of personal travel required of each athletic training student during the professional phase of the program. Eastern University has a variety of affiliated clinical education sites. These sites vary in proximity to the St. Davids campus: From within 1 mile of campus, to those requiring minimal travel (within 5 miles of campus), to those requiring moderate travel (between 10-20 miles from campus). Car-pooling opportunities do exist within the program.
Will a BS in Athletic Training prepare me for a degree in PT, OT, PA or other Allied Health graduate degrees?
- The BS in Athletic Training is an entry-level Allied Health degree which follows a “medical education” model. This degree prepares students to sit for the Board of Certification’s national certification exam. Candidates who successfully complete this exam are eligible to obtain a state license to practice Athletic Training in a state of their choosing.
- Students wishing to pursue related graduate degree programs may be required to complete additional coursework beyond the major to be eligible for these programs.