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SSU ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM RECEIVES CAATE ACCREDITATION

The Athletic Training Education Program at Shawnee State University has received its initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

SPECIAL NOTE:

Students are not automatically certified or licensed after the completion of the athletic training  education program.  You must successfully take and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. As well as any appropriate state licensing exam. As of January 2004, all applicants who wish to sit for the BOC examination must graduate from an accredited athletic training education program (accredited from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

SSU ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION PROGRAM RECEIVES OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVAL TO OFFER THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING

The OBR has approved SSU to now offer a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.  This change will only affect wording on your transcript to receiving Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training instead of the Bachelor of Science in Sport Studies with a Concentration in Athletic Training.  This change will begin with students who graduate beginning in the Fall Semester 2009.


Athletic Training Definitions

(OHIO REVISED CODE CHAPTER 4755.60)

ATHLETIC TRAINING

"Athletic Training" means the practice of prevention, recognition, and assessment of an athletic injury and the complete management, treatment, disposition, and reconditioning of acute athletic injures upon the referral of an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatry, a dentist licensed under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code, a physical therapist licensed under this chapter, or a chiropractor licensed under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code.  Athletic training includes the administration of topical drugs that have been prescribed by a licensed health care professional authorized to prescribe drugs, as defined in section 4729.01 or the Revised Code.  Athletic training also includes the organization and administration of educational programs and athletic facilities, and the education of and consulting with the public as it pertains to athletic training.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

"Athletic Trainer" means a person who meets the qualifications of this chapter for licensure and who is employed by an educational institution, professional or amateur organization, athletic facility, or health care facility to practice athletic training.

ATHLETIC INJURY

"Athletic injury" means any injury sustained by an individual that affects the individual's participation or performance in sports, games, recreation, exercise, or other activity that requires physical strength, agility, flexibility, speed, stamina, or range of motion.


Additional Cost Associated with the Athletic Training Education Program

Physical Examination

Arranged through the Student Health Center (Free of Charge).  If arranged through private physician cost to be determined by the health care provider.

Hepatitis B Vaccine and TB test (PPD)

Arranged through the Student Health Center or private health care provider.

First Aid/CPR certification

If arranged through SSU EMTP program cost is $12.50.  If arranged on own through outside agency they determine cost.

Transportation to On- and Off- Campus Clinical Sites

You are responsible for your own transportation to your clinical assignments (gas, vehicle, etc.).

Clothing

You will be supplied with 2 Polo shirts and 2 T-shirts annually.  Additional clothing (jackets, shorts, pants, hats, etc), may be purchased if you wish at the cost of the supplier.  You are responsible to maintaining appropriate dress and decorum of the facility which you are assigned.

Athletic Training Supplies

All athletic training supplies (i.e.  fanny pack, first aid supplies,  scissors, tape,  stethoscope,  etc) are supplied to you as part of your lab fees.  Any additional supplies that you wish to purchase are up to you.

 

Athletic Training

Contact Information

Athletic Training Education Program
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Tony Ward, Program Director 
(740) 351-3348 
tward@shawnee.edu

Nita Roark, Department Secretary 
(740) 351-3169 
nroark@shawnee.edu

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