OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 123
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.5
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: In addition to KPE 250 and KPE 273, all professional education classes must have a minimum grade of B- or higher.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: None.
Contact Information: Dr. Jan Kristo, Associate Dean, 141 Shibles Hall, 207-581-2485
The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. UMaine’s ATEP is designed to provide a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, health and other academic subjects necessary for effective prevention, recognition, evaluation, and management of injuries and illnesses. Students work directly with UMaine and the community Certified Athletic Trainers once admitted into the program. With a wide variety of Clinical Education sites, Athletic Training Students experience athletic training at the high school level, college and university levels, at private practices, and in local hospitals and health care facilities. Hands-on learning begins as early as the second year of college for these students.
Students enter ATEP after being accepted in the “professional” aspect of the education program. This consists of successfully completing several courses and a Candidacy Application. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and a B- or better in all Athletic Training courses to remain in the ATEP once accepted. All transfer students must apply to the ATEP and complete all Athletic Training Clinical Experience courses offered by UMaine.