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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Athletic Training Program is competitive.  The cohort admitted each year is limited by the availability of clinical sites and preceptors. Applicants submit their application materials in their entirety to the AT Program by March 15th.  Applications can be downloaded here.  To be considered for admission the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Earn a minimum 2.75 overall GPA;
  2. Achieve a minimum of a “C” or higher in all Athletic Training and Health and Natural Science required courses;
    • ATEP 100: Orientation to Athletic Training
    • ATEP 113: Structural Kinesiology
    • ATEP 213: Prevention & Care of Injuries
    • ATEP 213L: Prevention & Care of Injuries Lab
    • BIOL 130: Biology for Majors
    • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology 
     
  3. Complete a minimum of 60 observation hours with an Athletic Trainer obtained during the first two semesters;
  4. Completion of the Application Packet:
    • Candidate Information Form
    • Letter of Application
    • Resume
    • Undergraduate transcripts
    • Clinical observation hours and service point forms
    • Self-evaluation
    • Four reference evaluations 
    • Requirements for Progression and Graduation
    • Proof of current CPR/AED certification (either BLS for the Healthcare Provider or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer)
    • Proof of current First Aid certification
    • Signed technical standards form
    • Immunization review and clearance for clinical practice
    • Photograph release form
     

Applicants submitting completed applications by March 15th and meeting the above criteria will be scheduled for an interview with the AT Program Interview Committee. 

Applicants are evaluated on the completed application, letter of application, GPA, course grades, observation hours and clinical evaluations, reference evaluations, interview, and community and professional involvement.

The applicant will be notified of the admission status in writing using the home address by May 30th.  Applicants are then responsible for following the procedures for completing a criminal background check.  Students failing to submit such evidence will not be allowed to enroll in the practicum courses or participate in the clinical education experiences.  In the event the applicant is not admitted to the AT Program, the applicant may re-apply the following year. 

Immunization Requirements

As part of the admissions process to the AT Program, an applicant must provide evidence of immunization for the conditions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthcare professions.  As part of the application process, the applicant must have a healthcare provider complete the Immunization Review and Clearance for Clinical Practice and attach records showing serological proof of immunity for the following conditions:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubeola
  • Rubella
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B

Immunization records are confidential information and will only be released to a clinical site for verification of compliance when requested by the clinical site.

Note: Upon acceptance into the AT Program, an AT Student must provide evidence of an annual TB Skin Test and seasonal flu vaccine.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into the Athletic Training Program or switching majors after the end of their Freshman year must go through the application and interview process. These individuals must contact the AT Program Director, as these applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Admission Status

The applicant will be notified of the admission status in writing using the home address by May 30th.  Applicants are then responsible for following the procedures for completing a criminal background check.  Students failing to submit such evidence will not be allowed to enroll in the practicum courses or participate in the clinical education experiences.  In the event the applicant is not admitted to the AT Program, the applicant may re-apply the following year. 

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