Athletic Training

MSAT Policies & Procedures

Policy – Program Retention, Progression, and Completion

Background and Purpose

The purpose of these policies is to provide clear expectations on requirements and procedures related to program retention, progression, and completion.


Policy – Dress Code

Background and Purpose

To advise students on professional demeanor in regards to dress.


Policy – Technical Standards

Background and Purpose

The Athletic Training Program at High Point 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 Program establish the essential requirements considered minimally 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]).


Policy – Student Urine Drug Screen

Background and Purpose

The purpose of this policy is three-fold. First, to ensure that athletic training students as future health care providers are not engaging in the use of illegal substances. Second, in order to ensure the safety of patients with whom students interact during athletic training clinical experiences. Third, clinical facilities are increasingly required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), to provide a drug screening for security purposes on individuals who supervise care, render treatment, and provide services within the facility.


Policy – Criminal Background Check

Background and Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety and well-being of patients with whom students will interact in the clinical setting. In addition, many clinical sites require criminal background checks as part of their clinical affiliation agreement with High Point University.


Policy – Awarding of Scholarships

Unfortunately there are no athletic training specific scholarships available at High Point University. However, students are encouraged to join the National Athletic Trainers ’ Association in order to become eligible for scholarships through the NATA Research and Education Foundation once they are admitted to the MSAT program.

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