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Kelly Stalker, Ed.D., A.T.C.
Athletic Training Program Director
610-647-4400 ext. 3157

Program Overview

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for this program.

Combining scientific inquiry, theoretical knowledge, and clinical practice, Immaculata’s Athletic Training major trains students in evidence-based practices to prevent, diagnose, and treat neuromuscular conditions in physically active individuals. Grounded in the mission of Immaculata University, students will receive an education rooted in Christian core values, academic rigor, and ethical integrity. 

You will begin your freshman year in the pre-professional phase of the Athletic Training program, taking courses in anatomy and physiology as well as a foundational athletic training course. Upon successfully completing the pre-professional phase, you may apply for admission to the professional phase of the program. 

In the professional phase, you will take courses in kinesiology, exercise assessment and programming, extremity evaluation, therapeutic rehabilitation, and athletic training administration and research. You will work closely with faculty and preceptors as you complete a capstone research project and five clinical rotations.

Clinical Education Experiences:

You will complete five clinical education experiences, totaling at least 800 hours, in local high schools, colleges, and medical facilities. Prior to starting a clinical experience, you will be required to get a child abuse clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, and drug screening.

You should be aware that these items have associated fees. You will also need to pay fees for liability insurance, professional organization membership, appropriate athletic training attire, and travel to clinical education sites.

Career Potential

Demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase significantly over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to athletic trainers’ role in preventing injuries and reducing health care costs. Athletic trainers are also in demand because their skills can be employed in a variety of contexts:

  • Schools
  • Professional sports
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Military


View the course requirements on the Athletic Training Course Sequence Sheet.


Immaculata University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to voluntarily withdraw its accreditation effective August 2019. The program will remain on probation until the withdrawal is effective and the program is closed.

View IU's Board of Certification pass rate data for athletic training students.

Admission Requirements

To enter the professional phase of the Athletic Training Program, you must complete a formal application process. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each semester. 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

Application Materials

As part of the application process, during your freshman year, you must submit the following items to the Athletic Training Program Director.

  • Athletic Training 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 and immunization records*
  • 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

* Once you enroll in the program, you will need to undergo annual blood-borne pathogen training and annual certification in standard first aid and CPR/AED. Receiving this training may require you to pay additional fees, 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 Program will be based on your academic qualifications, your application materials, and your interview.


Program Completion Requirements

To remain in the program, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and achieve a C or better in all coursework required by the athletic training major (all athletic training courses, BIOL 209/210; EXS 201, 302, 303, 304, 305; FNU 208, 317; and PSY 101, 208, 357).


For more information, please see the Athletic Training Program Student Handbook.

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Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved