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Rule 4755-46-02 | Athletic training students.


(A) A student is an unlicensed person. However, for purposes of the exemption from licensure contained in division (A)(3) of section 4755.65 of the Revised Code, a student need not be licensed if all of the following requirements are met:

(1) The student: :

(a) Is enrolled in:

(i) An education program accredited by the commission on accreditation of athletic training education (CAATE); or

(ii) An international professional (entry-level) education program located in a country that has entered into a formal arrangement with the national athletic trainers' association board of certification, inc. and enrolled as a student at a program identified in paragraph (A)(1)(a)(i) of this rule.

(b) Has not met the requirements to sit for the examination;

(2) The activities and services performed by the student constitute a part of an approved course of study in accordance with paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule;

(3) Students are designated by titles which clearly indicate their status as a student.

(B) A student shall be supervised by an Ohio licensed athletic trainer. The supervising athletic trainer is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the student's athletic training experience. Supervision requires daily visual and audible contact at all the sites at which the student provides services. The supervising athletic trainer must demonstrate knowledge and competency in any procedure or services delegated to an athletic training student.

(C) Any documentation written by a student must be countersigned by the supervising athletic trainer. Documentation shall include the student's handwritten signature or unique electronic identifier. The student shall identify as "athletic training student" or the abbreviation "ATS."

(D) High school students are not "students" for the purpose of the exemption from licensure provided by section 4755.65 of the Revised Code and this rule. High school students should be referred to as "student aides." High school student aides are unlicensed persons as defined in rule 4755-46-01 of the Administrative Code.

Last updated July 8, 2022 at 8:50 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4755.61
Amplifies: 4755.65
Five Year Review Date: 4/1/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 4/27/1996, 3/10/1998, 5/5/2000, 5/1/2004, 5/1/2009, 7/1/2015, 7/12/2020