Admission to the program is on a competitive basis through an application process. All applicants are initially admitted to the pre-athletic training phase of the program. During the pre-athletic training phase, students must complete the requirements listed below to be considered for admission to the professional phase of the program.
Admission to the Professional Phase
- Completion of a minimum of 27 credit hours
- Completion of HSC 230 with a minimum grade of "BC"
- Completion of HSC 234 with a minimum grade of "C"
- Completion of ATT 175 with a minimum grade of "B"
- Current certification in CPR with AED
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale
- Completion of a program-specific application
The application deadline for admission to the professional phase of the program beginning in the fall semester is May 25. This deadline may be extended at the discretion of the program faculty. Applications for admission to the professional phase can be obtained from the program director.
Transfer students may be eligible to apply to the professional phase of the program at the completion of each spring semester, and may be admitted to the professional phase in the fall semester. Transfer students desiring to enter in the fall semester must meet with the program director to determine their eligibility for admission. A maximum of 12 credit hours of professional phase athletic training course work may be transferred from a prior institution.
Students admitted to the professional phase of the program must complete a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor. These experiences occur at on-and off-campus sites. Students are responsible for transportation and other costs associated with their participation in clinical education experiences.
Decisions on admission to the professional phase of the program are made by the program faculty following review of each candidate's application. Meeting the minimum criteria for application does not guarantee admission to the professional phase of the program.