Technical Standards for Admission

The Athletic Training Education Program at Coe College is a demanding and intense academic program that places specific requirements on students in an attempt to prepare them for employment as entry-level athletic training professionals. The Technical Standards set forth by the Athletic Training Education Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted into this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic training professional. All students admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program must meet the following abilities and expectations. In the event a student in unable to fulfill these Technical Standards, with or without accommodations, the student will not be admitted into the Athletic Training Education Program at Coe College.

Evaluating injuriesCompliance with the Technical Standards of the Athletic Training Education Program does not guarantee a student's eligibility for the BOC certification examination.

Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Education Program must demonstrate:

  1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
  2. The sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
  3. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional practice.
  4. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
  5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
  6. The perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.
  7. The flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
  8. The affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.

Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Education Program will be required to verify they understand and meet these Technical Standards or that they believe, with certain accommodations, they can meet these Technical Standards.

The Academic Achievement Program at Coe College will evaluate a student who states he/she could meet the program's Technical Standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws.

If a student states he/she can meet the Technical Standards with accommodations, then Coe College will determine whether it agrees that the student can meet the Technical Standards with reasonable accommodations; this includes a review of whether the accommodations requested are reasonable, taking into account whether accommodation would jeopardize clinician/patient safety, or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework and clinical experiences deemed essential to graduation.