Academic Policies

Satisfactory Progress Policy (updates approved in March 2015, effective August 2015)

The following requirements must be met in order to progress in the Athletic Training (AT) Program:

Achieve a grade of C or higher in each required course (ATH, ATHL, PED) in order to proceed to the next semester of required courses.

  • Failure to earn a C or higher in a required course will result in suspension from the AT Program until the course is repeated.
  • Failure to earn a C or higher in more than one required courses (ATH, ATHL, PED) in a given semester will result in automatic dismissal from the AT Program.
  • Only one required course (ATH, ATHL, PED) may be repeated one time during progression in the AT Program.
  • Failure to earn a C or higher when repeating a required course (ATH, ATHL, PED) will result in dismissal from the AT Program. 

Maintain current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, NATA membership, and professional liability insurance while enrolled in the AT Program.

Adhere to all policies of the University, the Athletic Training Program and the CAATE.

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 below.

Academic Honor Code

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 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, residency appeals, traffic appeals, etc.)  Throughout the grievance process, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will provide guidance about the policy's procedures and requirements. 

Student Grievance Policy

AT Program Grievance Policy

If a student has difficulty with a course instructor or Preceptor, or if 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 Education Coordinator’s (for Preceptors) attention immediately.  If satisfactory resolution is not gained after speaking with the Clinical Education 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.