Additional Information

Student Scholarship, Award, & Professional Sport Opportunities

AT Program students have the opportunity to be nominated by the AT Program faculty, staff, and athletic training students for various scholarships, awards, and professional sport clinical experiences throughout their academic career. In general, students are nominated for these opportunities based on:
• grade point averages (overall and AT Program), `
• attendance at athletic training and health care profession conferences
• participation on an athletic training student advisory board, etc.,
• service to the community (i.e. athletic training and related volunteer activities), active participation in athletic training and health care related organizations, clubs, activities, etc. (i.e. AT Club executive board, fundraising, etc.), and
• personal characteristics such as motivation, reliability, organization skills, ability and willingness to learn, communication skills, professionalism, maturity, responsibility, athletic training knowledge and skills, etc.

The WP AT Program does not currently award a program-funded scholarship for athletic training students. Several professional organizations offer academic scholarships and student research grants, interested students are encouraged to apply. Notification of available scholarship opportunities will be disseminated to Professional Preparation Phase students via email. Students are responsible for completing and submitting the application requirements. For more information regarding scholarships, students are encouraged to explore the professional organizations outlined below.

NATA Research and Education Foundation Scholarships
The NATA Research and Education Foundation awards scholarships and student research grants for eligible applicants. For more information: NATA Research & Education Foundation Scholarships.

Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarships
The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association also awards annual scholarships to outstanding juniors and seniors. For more information:
EATA Student Scholarships.

Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey
The Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) offers annual scholarships to eligible athletic training students. The Jack Weakley District Two Scholarship and the Richard Malacrea College Scholarship have been named for these two individuals who were champions of Athletic Training on a national level, and true friends to Athletic Trainers in the State of New Jersey. The awards are meant to encourage the recipients to continue his/her education toward an athletic training degree.

Information on the application process is released annually through an e-blast, which will be forwarded to all professional preparation phase students. For more information about ATSNJ Scholarships, visit the Awards & Scholarships page on the ATSNJ website.

William Paterson University
WP maintains a generous merit scholarship program for incoming freshman and transfer applicants. Each year close to 2,000 scholarships are awarded totaling over $7 million. In most cases, all accepted students are automatically considered for scholarships; no separate scholarship application is required. To see the available scholarships WP has to offer, please visit the Undergraduate Scholarships page on the WP website.

These and awards that AT Program students can be nominated for include, but are not limited to: NATA Membership Drive Complimentary Annual Conference Registration, WP Alumni Association Outstanding WP Senior Award, and the AT Program Honor Award.

Professional Sport Opportunities
The WP AT Program has two professional sport clinical opportunities for students, the NY Giants and the New York City Football Club (NYCFC). A formal application process will occur for both positions and the Clinical Education Coordinator will email details out to all eligible AT Program students.

During each spring semester, one junior student will be chosen by the AT Program faculty and staff to participate in the New York Giants Athletic Training Student Internship for their first semester of their senior year. This opportunity is part of the supplemental clinical education of the student in addition to their assigned clinical rotation as part of ATEP 4500 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV.

Student Grievance Procedure
In regard to student grievances, the ATEP abides by the “Procedures for Investigating Complaints About Grades or Student Academic Performance”, which is located in the WP Undergraduate Catalog.  Therefore, if a student has a grievance, he/she must abide by these procedures.

Curriculum changes

Please be advised that changes in the curriculum and/or clinical education experience requirements may be made at any time during the students' course of study. Such changes would be designed to enhance the learning experiences for all students, and students would be required to abide by such changes at the time they are implemented.  The students will be informed of any curriculum changes in a timely manner.