Athletic Training

Academic Policies

Satisfactory Progress Policy (updated 4/2012)

In order to remain in the professional phase of the ATEP, students are required to earn a C or better in all ATH, ATHL and PED courses.  Failure to earn a C or higher in a course will result in the student having to repeat the course at the next available offering. 

Based on the sequential course of study, students will be suspended from the ATEP until the deficient course is successfully completed in the following circumstances:

  • Failure to earn a C or higher in an ATHL course (2040, 2050, 3040, 3050)
  • Failure to earn a C or higher in a Clinical Education course (ATH 2000, 2010, 3000, 3010, or 4000)
  • Failure to earn a C or higher in ATH 4900

Students will be dismissed from the ATEP (and not permitted to major in Athletic Training) in the following circumstances:

  • Failure to earn a C or higher in more than one ATH course in one semester
  • Failure to earn a C or higher when repeating an ATH, ATHL or PED course
  • Being placed on probation from the ATEP in two consecutive semesters

In addition to the coursework, students are required to maintain the following items each year in order to remain in the professional phase of the ATEP:

  • Current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • NATA Membership
  • Professional Liability Insurance

UNCP Academic Honor Code

By accepting admission to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, each student also accepts the standards of conduct, both in the classroom and outside it, of the UNCP community. One of the most important of these standards is academic honesty. You are expected to know what the Academic Honor Code says and to apply the provisions of that Code to your conduct at the University.  The Academic Honor Code and the may be found at


UNCP Grievance Policy

The objectives of this Grievance Process for Students are to ensure that students have the opportunity to present a grievance to the University regarding a certain action or inaction by a member of the University community and to ensure that the University has a consistent process of resolving those grievances in a fair and just manner.
A student may pursue a grievance if he or she believes that a University employee (including faculty, staff, student employees and agents—hereafter, referred to only as the Employee) has violated his or her rights. This Grievance Process for Students applies to all problems arising in interactions between a student and a member of the University community that are not governed by other specific grievance proceedings. (e.g. Undergraduate Grade Appeal Process, available online at  under “Academic Regulations”). Upon request from any student, the Judicial Affairs Officer will provide guidance about the appropriate process for redress of a particular complaint.  The grievance policy may be found at


ATEP Grievance Policy

If a student has difficulty with a course instructor or Preceptor, or it questions/problems arise, the student is asked to please speak directly with the course instructor or Preceptor first.  If after discussing the issue with the course instructor or Preceptor, the student is not satisfied (or if the issue is such that the student cannot speak to the course instructor or Preceptor first), the student is expected to bring the problem to the Program Director’s (for course instructors) or Clinical Coordinator’s (for Preceptors) attention immediately.  If satisfactory resolution is not gained after speaking with the Clinical Coordinator, the student is requested to take the issue to the Program Director.  If the student is still not satisfied with the resolution, the student may seek assistance through the appropriate campus hearing board.


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