Retention and Continuation Standards

The Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATP) adheres to the Continuation Standards set forth in the UTC Graduate Catalog, where descriptions for Continuation, Probation and Dismissal are clearly outlined.

The GATP reserves the right to establish and enforce retention requirements above and beyond those established by The Graduate School. All Practicum courses (HHP 5525, 5625, 5725, 5825 and 5925) must be passed with a grade of "C" or better for program progression.

Adherence to the GATP policies and procedures, including the Professional Fitness Policy, is also required (see GATP Student Policy Manual).

A student admitted to The Graduate School must maintain a 3.0 GPA on all courses taken for graduate credit. In the event the student fails to meet this standard, one of the following actions will be taken:


A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the grade point average falls below 3.0 on courses completed for graduate credit.


Once placed on probation, students must raise their institutional cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher by the end of the next two terms of enrollment (counting the entire summer as one term). Students will be academically dismissed if they fail to achieve this institutional cumulative GPA within the two semester probationary period OR if they fail to achieve a 3.0 in either probationary semester. Dismissed students may appeal to he Graduate Council for readmission. Upon readmission, students may resume graduate study with the same continuation standards outlined above.


Three-year aggregate graduation rate: 100%

Three-year aggregate retention rate: 100%

Three-year aggregate employment placement rate: 100%

  GATP Graduates GATP Starting Class
Class of 2018 13 14
Class of 2017 18 18
Class of 2016 15 15