Master of Science in Athletic Training

Retention Requirements

Progression and Retention Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “B-” in all courses. Students may repeat a course one time to improve their grade and meet graduation requirements. If a student does not meet the minimum grade requirement the second time a course is taken, they will not be permitted to retake the course, and will be dismissed from the program.
  • Students must follow all XU-ATP policies & procedures and adhere to the XU-ATP Code of Ethics and the NATA Code of Ethics. Violations will be dealt with on an individual basis, but could result in probation, suspension, or expulsion of the program depending on the severity.
  • Students must pass each program checkpoint. Checkpoints consist of academic and clinical program expectations. Any student that does not meet each component of a checkpoint will be placed on academic probation.

Academic Probation

Any student that does not meet each component of a checkpoint will be placed on academic probation. Probation is imposed on students who fail to meet appropriate academic or professional standards of the XU-ATP. The probationary period serves as a monitoring and remediation period for the student as well as a warning to students that they must improve their performance to remain in the program.  Academic probation is removed when the student meets all checkpoint components and completes all remediation assignments or other stipulations as designated by the program director. Probation decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis and the specifics will be communicated to the student in writing. 


Academic Suspension

A student on academic probation that fails meet the criteria stipulated by the program director within a single term will be suspended from the program. In addition, any probationary students who receives a grade of “C” or below within a single term will be suspended. Suspension will be enforced unless in the judgment of the program director there are extenuating circumstances. One fall or spring term must elapse before a suspended student may reapply.  As this is a cohort program, this may result in a delay in program completion of one year or longer.


Academic Reactivation

A suspended student who wishes to return is required to contact the program director in writing. Reactivation and the conditions for such will be determined by program director.


Academic Dismissal

A student who has been readmitted after a period of suspension and who fails to meet the terms of the readmission as stipulated by the program director will be dismissed from the program and is not eligible to return.