Requirements and Responsibilities

Research Project

Each graduate assistant will complete at least one research project and prepare it for publication. The staff and resources of the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Hughston Clinic-Auburn and Human Performance and Rehabilitation Center are available to each fellow for research and educational needs.

Additional Course Requirements

In addition to each graduate student's plan of study, he/she will also take courses in "Special Topics in Youth Sports I and II". These courses address the special needs of the young athlete, and include cadaveric dissections examining specific anatomical structures of interest to the athletic trainer.

Academic Standing

According to 6.22 Grades and Honor Points of the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual: A grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned on all graduate work. No more than fifteen hours beyond the student's plan of study is allowed in obtaining this grade-point average. No grade below C is acceptable for credit toward a graduate degree and each course on which a grade below C is received must be repeated whether or not it is listed on the student's plan of study. Graduate Assistants must show progression toward completion of their degree in order to renew the fellowship for a second year.

National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)

All graduate assistants are required to be certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification by the start of Fall Football Camp.

Alabama Athletic Trainer's Licensure

All graduate assistants must be licensed by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers. Applications for the Alabama license are available at the Human Performance and Rehabilitation Center. The cost of the application is paid by the Kenny Howard Fellowship Program.

TB & Hepatitis B Vaccinations

All graduate assistants are required to complete the PPD and Hepatitis B Vaccinations. The costs of these vaccinations are covered through the assistantship.

CPR Certification

All graduate assistants are required to keep their CPR certifications updated yearly, as part of the requirements for the Alabama license.