Progression and Retention Requirements
After admission into the Master of Athletic Training program, a student must achieve the following for progression in the program:
- Remain in compliance with all Master of Athletic Training, CHHS and Graduate College policies.
- Receive no more than 9 semester hours of graduate work below a grade of "B-", no course with a grade "C-" or below may be applied towards the Master of Athletic Training. Furthermore, a graduate student becomes ineligible for graduate study if more than 9 semester hours of "C+" or lower are earned in graduate courses taken in the degree program.
- Demonstrate acceptable levels of maturity and integrity, as well as behaviors and attitudes normally expected of health care professionals.
- Demonstrate acceptable professional progression in application of skills and knowledge during didactic and clinical experiences.
- Maintain current NATA, MAATA, and MoATA membership.
- Maintain current liability insurance.
- Maintain current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification at the Basic Life Support/Professional Rescuer level or beyond.
Students who fail to meet the retention criteria may:
- Be placed on academic or clinical probation in the Master of Athletic Training program, or
- Be dismissed from the program, based on the judgment of the majority of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training department graduate faculty.
Students on clinical probation must receive a rating of "satisfactory" or higher on all remaining AT clinical evaluations. Students who fail to meet the probationary criteria or are dismissed from the program are not eligible for readmission into the Master of Athletic Training program. Students have the right to follow the University's appeal process on any disciplinary sanction received.
Students should refer to the Missouri State University Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Handbook for Professional Athletic Training Students for additional policies and procedures of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department.