Admission Requirements

Admission to the AT Program is competitive. The number of applicants accepted and enrolled into the Athletic Training 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 ATP 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 ATP in the fall of their sophomore year. The next application deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5 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 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:
    • ENG 1050 Composition I (Gen Ed course)
    • ENG 1060 Composition II (Gen Ed course)
    • Biology 1000 OR 1030 (Gen Ed course)
    • MAT 1070 College Algebra (Gen Ed course)
    • MAT 2100 Intro to Statistics (Gen Ed elective)
    • 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 career goals upon completion of the B.S. in Athletic Training degree.
  • Completion of the AT Program Application available from the Program Director
  • Signed copy of the Technical Standards (see below).
  • Completed physical examination to be completed at Student Health Services (form available from Program Director)
  • Verification of immunizations to be completed by Student Health Services (immunization verification form)
  • Completed Academic and Clinical Evaluation forms
  • A formal interview with the Athletic Training Admissions Committee;
  • Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of clinical observation and the Pre-Professional Observation assignments with a certified athletic trainer on-campus

Students who are formally accepted into the program will be notified by email over the holiday break 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