Continuing Participation

Students will be evaluated academically each semester in the program. The following criteria must be met in order for the student to remain in good standing in the program:

Students must maintain a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75. Students will receive no grades lower than 'C' in required courses. Students receiving a grade of "D" or "F" shall retake the course(s) and attain a grade of "C" or better.

Failure to comply with these standards at any time is grounds for probation at which time the student will be removed from clinical rotations. Courses that are prerequisites for the clinical experiences must be passed with a “C” or better, in addition to completion of any course competencies, in order for the student to qualify for said clinical. Students should realize that being placed on program probation or failure to meet required course prerequisites could necessitate additional semesters in the program to complete all clinical requirements. Students, who are unable to rise above probationary standards within a second semester of probation, will be dismissed from the program. Probation and/or dismissal from the program could also be a result of violation(s) of the student discipline policy found in the Athletic Training Student Handbook. Students dismissed from the program have the right to appeal the action and should refer to the Academic Catalog and/or academic dean of the college for recourse. Any student dismissed from the program also has the right to reapply for admittance following completion of any deficiencies and/or guidelines set forth by the program director. Re-admittance would then be based on the same admission criteria as any student applying to the ATEP. 

Any student may be probated/dismissed from the clinical experience and/or program as deemed appropriate. Reasons for probating or dismissing a student may include, but are not limited, to the following:  

- unprofessional or unethical behavior on the part of the student (as defined by the clinical instructor, ATS handbook, or the NATA Code of Ethics);
- possession or use of alcohol, illegal or controlled substances, or other toxic or foreign agents which may tend, in the reasonable judgment of the college, program, and/or affiliate, to limit or adversely affect the student's performance of any activities associated with the student's clinical experience;
- arrest of conviction for any felony, or for any misdemeanor involving alcohol or drug use, moral turpitude, theft, or other such infarctions of the law;
- personal good cause, including but not limited to medical emergencies

Every student at Culver Stockton College is given due process. If a student feels that they have been unjustly probated or removed from the program, they have an opportunity to appeal the decision. Students wishing to appeal a programmatic decision are required to follow the appropriate procedures as outlined in the Academic Catalog listed under “Appeal Process."