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Dave Dennis
Department Chair
Email: ddennis@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-2164


Transfer and Retention Policy


WJU ATEP Transfer and Retention Policy
Students wishing to transfer to the Wheeling Jesuit University ATEP Program must contact the Program Director, Dave Dennis, early in the recruiting and admission process. Transfer admission is judged individually, case-by-case. In addition to the University's policies, transfer students should meet the following eligibility requirements:

General Requirements

For a transfer student to be accepted as a junior into the program, they should have successfully completed with a grade of "B" or better an Introduction to Athletic Training course and an Emergency First Aid course comparable to WJU's ATH 211 and ATH 231 as listed in the WJU ATEP curriculum from a CAATE accredited program. Completion of a Therapeutic Modalities course comparable to WJU's ATH 212, is also highly recommended. Students who have not completed this as a minimum will not be eligible for admission into the WJU ATEP until completed with a successful grade of "B" or better. If a student has completed specific athletic training classes in addition to the two listed above, it is at the discretion of the program director to accept or deny any such classes.

If a student wishes to transfer into the program as a sophomore, the student is required to have completed courses comparable to WJU's BIO 127, 128, 129 (Anatomy & Physiology with lab) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8. The student should also have completed a minimum of 30 hours of observation or clinical work under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. These hours must be documented, verified by the supervising athletic trainer, and submitted to WJU's ATEP Program Director.

Practicum Requirements:

If a transfer student should be admitted, he or she will be required to complete a minimum of four semesters of clinical experiences at WJU regardless of the number of didactic class hours that transfer in. This essentially allows the student to transfer in as a first semester junior as the highest level. Thus, transfer credit is prohibited for clinical experience and clinical practicums, as well as the other major required courses in the Athletic Training Education Program at WJU. If a student transfers in at a lower level than the above mentioned, he/she will complete sophomore level practicums as well.

Retention Requirements:

Transfer students will be expected to uphold the retention requirements of students already enrolled in the WJU ATEP which is maintaining a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA and at least a "C" or better in all the major classes.

The Athletic Training Education Program is a competitive enrollment program.



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