Athletic Training Policies

Health Policy

The Truman State University Athletic Training Program (ATP) encourages all participants to maintain optimal physical and mental health. The AT program does not discriminate against any physical or mental impairments or illnesses. Those who are capable of performing the competencies outlined in the (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) CAATE Standards and Guidelines are permitted participation in the program regardless of their health condition.

Students with temporary illness, physical and /or mental impairments are allowed a leave of absence for recovery and are encouraged to seek assistance from Student Health Services and or University Counseling Services.

Students with health problems which may put others at risk, such as infectious disease, will be asked to refrain from contact with others until appropriate measures can be implemented to protect the health of students and staff or such risk is no longer present.

Grievance Policy

The following steps are intended to resolve an apparently unresolvable problem that has occurred within the Athletic Training Program (ATP). Any athletic training student who wishes to bring forth a grievance relative to the decisions made or operations or philosophies of the ATP should follow the following steps:

  1. The first option to solving a grievance is to directly address the person(s) or situation(s) causing the grievance.
  2. If the problem is not satisfactorily solved, a written description of the problem and the attempts to resolve the problem will be presented to the administrators of the ATP according to the following chain of command:

a. Course or Clinical Instructor
b. Director of the AT program
c. Exercise Science Department Chairperson
d. Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education
e. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Exposure Control Policy

Truman Athletic Training’s Exposure Control Policy was written to help protect patients and athletic trainers from transmission of blood borne pathogens.

Download the Exposure Control Policy .

Social Media Policy

Truman State University supports the individuals’ expression of First Amendment rights of free speech. As an athletic trainer, you must accept responsibility for your social media use. It is your responsibility – as a medical professional and visible member of the institution and the larger community – to protect the values of Truman State University.  Any inappropriate use of social media platforms shall not be tolerated.  Download the Social Media policy.

Appropriate Attire

Athletic trainers are medical professionals.  Students and certified athletic trainers represent the profession through their actions and their attire.  Download the Dress Code.