Athletic Training Education Program Admission Requirements
Admission to the athletic training education program is competitive and is based on available department resources and will be determined on the basis of grades in foundation courses and other performance factors.
1. A student who expresses interest in entering the athletic training program will enroll in the pre-athletic training program. During that time, the student must:
- Complete and submit the Athletic Training Education Program Application Form
- Submit a copy of all high school and/or college transcripts. An overall grade point average of 2.50 without D’s or F’s in athletic training-related course work is required.
- Undergo an interview with the Athletic Training Education Program Interview Committee This committee is comprised of athletic training clinical supervisors and educational instructors.
- Complete the following courses or equivalents:
- BIOL 255 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
- BIOL 255L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy Laboratory
- BIOL 256 Fundamentals of Human Physiology
- BIOL 256L Fundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory
- KIN 222 - Basic Athletic Training for Athletic Trainers (minimum grade, B)
- KIN 221 – Athletic Training Clinical Practicum (successful completion)
- CPR Professional Rescuer/First Aid Certification
- Complete a minimum of 75 hours of directed observation in a traditional athletic training setting.
2. All application materials are due to the athletic training education program director by April 1st each year.
During the semester that an athletic training student will complete the athletic training program admission requirements, he/she may apply for admission into the Athletic Training Education Program. Only students who are admitted to the education program will be allowed to obtain clinical experience within any clinical sites affiliated with the athletic training education program.
3. Submit an update of college transcripts. Student must have maintained 2.50 overall grade point average with no less than a B in athletic training related course work.
4. Submit three letters of recommendation forms from sources that verify the student’s ability to successfully complete a program of rigorous academic study, to deal effectively with athletes and other physically active individuals, and to work in an allied medical setting. Download the Athletic Training Reference Form
5. Undergo an interview with the Admission Selection Committee.
6. Submit Pre-Athletic Training Observation List from clinical observation.
7. Submit proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or waiver.
8. Submit proof of physical examination for the ergonomic tasks required to complete the NATA competencies for athletic training knowledge and skill acquisition including proof of vaccinations.
9. Signed acceptance of Athletic Training Program Technical Standards. Download the Athletic Training Program Technical Standards
10. Submit proof of CPR Professional Rescuer/First Aid certification and renew on an annual basis.
11. Prior to participating in supervised observation clinical hours, a pre-athletic training student must complete Bloodborne Pathogen training.
12. Students that are admitted into the athletic training education program may incur additional costs associated with clinical experiences. For further information, contact the program director.
The admission is based on a competitive admission process and the number of students selected will vary based on department resources with the maximum number of students based on the ratio between athletic training stidents and approved clinical instructors and/or clinical instructors in the program at one time.
Once admitted to the athletic training education program, the student will be allowed to enroll in athletic training classes and will be given the opportunity to continue to complete clinical hours and obtain the necessary competencies to complete the program. Enrollment in coursework and assignment to athletic training rooms is contingent upon the student maintaining a 2.50 cumulative grade point average, satisfactory clinical evaluations, and clinical progress.