First Year Observation Enrollment

In the first year of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) students observe the profession of athletic training and the environment that surrounds it. This includes observing athletic trainers in a practice, game, and clinical setting.

This observation is completed during your first year on campus at Luther College.

Enrolling in First Year Observation

Part I

Students participating in the observation component in the first year must complete the following procedures prior to reporting to the athletic training room:

  • Completed Technical Standards Form
  • Completed Health/Medical Form, including current immunizations documented through Health Service
  • Provide documentation of a current First Aid/CPR card(s) or complete PE 190
  • Complete the Blood Borne Pathogens training

The Health Exam and Technical Standards Forms can be completed at the Student Health Service. Students should call x1045 and make an appointment to see a Health Service Physician.  There is no charge for this examination.

Part II

Once the above procedures have been completed and documented with the Program Director, the observation student will be scheduled for specific observation times. The observations will include a variety of times including: opening, closing, and practice sessions. During the observation hours the students will demonstrate knowledge or competency of the pre-admitted matrix. All criteria in the pre-admitted matrix must be demonstrated to the Program Director.

Part III

Near the end of the academic year (April 1), first year students must submit their completed application packet and complete an interview before being considered for admission to the clinical and advanced didactic portions of the program. Admission to the program is based on the information provided in the packet, interview and the professional judgment of the Athletic Training Review Board.