Athletic Training Program Admission
To enter the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), you must complete a formal application process. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each semester, and a limited number of students will be accepted. All applicants (freshmen, transfers, and upperclassmen) must have:
- Completed a minimum of 30 college credits
- Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above
Achieved a “C” or better in the following courses:
- BIOL 209 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- ATEP 201 Foundations in Athletic Training
As part of the application process, you must submit the following items to the Athletic Training Education Program Director.
- Athletic Training Education Program Application (available from the Program Director or online)
Recommendation Forms filled out by two of the following individuals:
- High school or college faculty member
- High school or college athletic director or coach
- Certified Athletic Trainer
- Supervisor of a previous volunteer experience in the health care field
- Personal essay answering the question “Why do you want to enter the field of athletic training?”
- Copy of current physical examination on file in the Student Health Center*
- Copy of current immunization on file in the Student Health Center*
- Copy of current certification in standard first aid and in CPR/AED for health care providers*
- A record showing that you have completed annual blood-borne pathogen training*
- Signed copy of technical standards document
* Enrollment in the Athletic Training Education Program may require you to pay additional fees for these items, which are not covered by the cost of tuition and course-related fees.
If you meet the eligibility requirements and submit the required application materials, you will complete an interview process. Admission to the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program will be based on your academic qualifications, your application materials, and your interview.
For more information about this new program, contact: Kelly Stalker, Ed.D., A.T.C., ATEP director and chair of the Department of Human Movement Sciences, at email@example.com or 610-647-4400 ext. 3157.