Athletic Training - Admission Requirements
Application materials for formal admittance into the athletic training education program may be obtained from the Athletic Training Education Program Director. Students being considered for the program with an ACT score of 21 or higher must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75; a grade of "C" or higher in Atr 150, Atr 175, Bio 210, and Bio 211; and accumulate at least 100 observation hours before entrance into the professional phase. Students being considered for the program with an ACT score below 21 must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; a grade of “B” or higher in Atr 150, Atr 175, Bio 210, and Bio 211; and accumulate at least 100 observation hours before entrance into the professional phase. Applications should be submitted by April 1st for a student to be considered for fall semester admission. However, a rolling admission process will be used for any additional spaces available in the athletic training education program, assuming that students have met all admission criteria. Students will be notified of admission upon release of final grades and receipt and evaluation of all supporting application materials. Once notified of acceptance, students should also provide the following information to the Athletic Training Education Program Director:
- Record of recent physical examination which shows that the student is capable of handling physical duties required of an athletic trainer and that the student is free of communicable diseases.
- Current immunization record which shows rubella vaccinations or evidence of an immune titer, a mumps and polio vaccination or evidence of having had the disease, a history or evidence of an immune titer to varicella (chicken pox), and a tetanus inoculation within the last five years. Students are also strongly encouraged to receive the Hepatitis B vaccinations. Students choosing not to do so will be required to sign a waiver.
- Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. Certification must remain current throughout participation in the program.
- Technical standards signature page.
- Membership to NATA or Atrack Online
Applications must be submitted by April 1 of the prior spring to be accepted for the fall semester (for traditional students this will be the spring of their freshmen year). A rolling admissions process will be used if there are any spaces available in the program after that date. Students are formally notified of admission after the release of final grades, completion of candidate interviews, and receipt and evaluation of all supporting application materials. In addition to available space, acceptance is based on overall quality and completeness of application materials, overall GPA, performance in the introductory athletic training courses along with other core courses. Program entrance is competitive; therefore fulfillment of the requirements does not ensure admission.
The same criteria apply to transfer students seeking admission to the program, and transfer students must complete at least four semesters in the C-SC program. Any questions about transferring credit or program details, should be referred to the program director in coordination with the registrar's office.
Candidates must provide:
- Record of recent physical examination showing student is capable of handling necessary physical duties and that the student is free of communicable diseases.
- Current immunization records as specified in the Athletic Training Handbook
- Current certification in "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
- "Technical Standards for Admission" signature.
There are various fees associated with the athletic training education program and its requirements. Both first-year courses (Atr150 and Atr175) have lab fees of $50 each. Upon formal admittance into the program, students are required to either join the National Athletic Trainers’ Association ($70 to $80 depending on distric/state dues structure) as a student-member, or pay a $120 administrative fee to ATrackOnline. This is the online program that is used to track clinical proficiencies and monitor clinical performance for each student in the program. Students are also required to purchase and maintain professional liability insurance at a cost of $10-20 per student. All program fees are renewed annually and reviewed and reassessed to meet market requirements. There are also off-campus clinical rotations that the student must complete in order to fulfill requirements of the program. Students are responsible for travel and any associated costs for all off-campus clinical rotations. However, EXP@CSC funds may be available to reimburse the student for associated travel costs should the student choose.