Acceptance into the ATP is competitive and dictated by clinical site availability. Students interested in majoring in athletic training must meet the outlined criteria for admittance and must receive confirmation of acceptance prior to registering for professional courses. Students completing the athletic training education program must be enrolled for a minimum of two academic years following formal admittance the program.
Students who meet the minimum requirements for admission to the ATP will submit an application packet to the Director of Athletic Training Education. The application packet will consist of the following:
Students with completed applications will be scheduled for a formal interview with a panel consisting of the Director of Athletic Training Education, the Clinical Education Coordinator, and members of the athletic training staff. Applicants with incomplete applications will not be granted an interview. Students will be notified of acceptance into the ATP prior to the opening of the registration window for the fall semester.
As part of the application process, prospective athletic training students will need to complete 30 hours of observation under the supervision of a licensed athletic trainer. These directed observation hours will be coordinated through the Clinical Education Coordinator with supervision provided by program approved preceptors. Applicants will document their hours using the ATrack database.