Athletic Training

Admission Requirements

Admission to the ATEP is competitive. The number of applicants accepted and enrolled into the Athletic Training Education Program is limited and is based on the applicant's predicted ability to succeed in the strenuous professional program.

Depending on the number of applicants, it is possible that not all those who meet the minimum requirements will be admitted. Consistent with university policy, the ATEP offers admission to applicants whose credentials present the best qualifications among those who meet the minimum requirements.

Students who meet the minimum requirements may apply for acceptance to the ATEP in the fall of their sophomore year. The next application deadline is Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1 pm. Transfer students should contact the Program Director as soon as possible prior to transferring for information on the application process. Applicants must meet the following minimum academic requirements as well as submit a completed Athletic Training Education Program application packet.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher in all college course work;
  • Successful completion (C or better) of the following pre-requisite courses:
    • Biology 1000 OR 1030 (Gen Ed course)
    • MAT 1070 College Algebra (Gen Ed course)
    • ATH 1040 Intro to Athletic Training
    • HLTH 1060 Safety and First Aid
    • PED 2060 Nutrition
    • PED 3480 Kinesiology
    • PED 3490 Anatomy and Physiology
    • PED 4120 Exercise Physiology
  • Completion of a formal letter of application addressed to Mrs. Susan Edkins, Program Director. Applicants should indicate their reasons for applying to the ATEP and include a statement of their employment goals upon completion of the B.S. in Athletic Training degree.
  • Completion of the ATEP Application
  • Completed physical examination with a signed copy of the Technical Standards
  • Completed immunization verification form
  • Completed recommendation forms from two UNCP faculty members, ATs, other allied health care professionals or other appropriate individuals.
  • A formal interview with the Athletic Training Admissions Committee;
  • Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer

Students who are formally accepted into the program will be notified by email and will begin coursework in the major in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

NOTE: The admission process is non-discriminatory with respect to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, disabling conditions (handicaps), and national origin.

For more information on the athletic training program, contact Susan Edkins at 910.521.6480 or email


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