Athletic Training Forms
- Recommendation Letter
- Physical Form and Technical Standards
- Dress Code
- Policies and Procedures Manual
- Background Check and Drug Testing Instructions
- Immunization Policy
- 2-Step PPD/Mantoux TB Test & Chest X-Ray Instructions
The policies and requirements of the R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences are constantly being reviewed and are subject to revision by the School. This is necessary in the light of developing technology and changes occurring in the nursing profession. Therefore, the policies and requirements as set out in the latest Student Handbook of the R. H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences will be applicable to all students, regardless of what the policies were on the date of entry into the School.
Frequently Asked Questions
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
See the NATA website.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree.
See the NATA website.
- Secondary schools, Colleges, and Universities
- Professional sports
- Sports medicine clinics and Hospitals
- The military and government agencies
- Industrial and commercial enterprises
- Performing arts
- Fitness and recreational sports centers
See the NATA website.
In Fall 2017, the existing undergraduate athletic training program began the transition to the graduate level (the last cohort of bachelor degree students will graduate in May 2020). The 3+2 accelerated entry option offers students the ability to complete both undergraduate AND graduate degrees in 5 academic years. Students who declare a “pre-athletic training” major and complete all prerequisite coursework will be eligible to apply for and begin the graduate athletic training program in their fourth year of studies. In a nutshell, these students will complete 3 years as undergraduate students and 2 years in the professional graduate program—they will graduate at the end of the 5th year with BS in Exercise and Sport Science and MS in Athletic Training degrees.
Students in the first three years of undergraduate classes pay the undergraduate tuition rate (1000 to 4000 level courses). The graduate tuition rate is used after program admission (5000 and 6000 level courses). Graduate tuition is currently significantly lower than undergraduate; see our tuition and room & board rates.
Athletic training encompasses many of the skills used in physical therapy and orthopedic medicine, as evaluation and rehabilitation are core assets in all three careers. These skills, and those of biomechanics and therapeutic modality use, are emphasized in classes taught throughout the academic program. The ATP also provides students with 4 semesters of hands-on patient care in which to practice and hone these skills.
Most athletic trainers work in full-time positions and typically receive benefits. The salary of an athletic trainer depends on experience and job responsibilities, and varies by job setting. Salary data can be found at: www.nata.org/nata-salary-survey. For further information on job outlook for Athletic Trainers visit www.bls.gov.
Those with an athletic training degree who wish to enhance their degree often acquire certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-CPT). Other common certifications related to athletic training fall within the areas of emergency medicine, health education, message therapy, and nutrition. The MSAT program will prepare Piedmont students to take the CHES (certified health education specialist) and CSCS (certified strength and condition specialist) exams.
Yes, at Piedmont University you are able to compete in intercollegiate athletics and be an athletic training major. All students must complete clinical experiences every semester, and it may be necessary for student-athletes to stay an extra semester finish their coursework (time management skills are imperative).
Contact: RH Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences, PO Box 10, Demorest, GA 30535 (706.776.0116)