We believe that every student interested in making a commitment to this ATEP should be provided an opportunity to appropriately encounter the activities that are associated with the practice of athletic training. We therefore extend an invitation for students to observe the actions performed by our athletic training staff. The clinical actions you encounter are limited by each patient's right to privacy and our duty to preserve patient confidentiality. When given an opportunity to observe patient care you will be expected to maintain patient confidentiality as specified within your ATEP Handbook.
As you prepare your ATEP portfolio take the time to reflect upon the knowledge you gain and the feelings you experience. This portfolio should reflect your commitment toward personal growth within the field.
Our staff is committed to working with students during each step of the ATEP admission process, so feel free to regularly interact. We expect that the form of your portfolio will reflect your individuality. There is therefore no formula for preparing this portfolio other then it must demonstrate your personal development within the area.
Experiences Within The ATEP Admission Portfolio
To qualify for ATEP admission you must take the Basic Athletic Training course during the fall semester of your first year. Within this course you are required to prepare a portfolio of learning. While this portfolio assignment will serve as a foundation you should expand your work to include information learned within the other prerequisite courses.
As you prepare this portfolio keep in mind that you are not permitted to administer clinical skills to patients. At the ATEP application stage students are not qualified to deliver patient care techniques. Therefore your portfolio should be limited to your knowledge of the subject areas pertaining to athletic training.
While a portfolio of learning should always reflect your individuality, you may find it helpful to discuss the formation with an individual familiar with portfolio methods. Your portfolio should be submitted as a part of your ATEP application.