The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is a highly competitive sports medicine program and requires a secondary admission application. All students must apply to the ATEP, complete admissions interviews, and be accepted to the program before clinical rotations begin. (Note: the ATEP requires 6 semesters of clinical rotation experience for all students to graduate.) Students must complete all of the following steps in order to be eligible for official acceptance into the ATEP:
1. ATEP pre-requisites:
- AT 160 Health Education
- AT 164 Emergency Management in Athletic Training
- AT 192 Introduction to Athletic Training (for non-transfers)
- AT 193 Introduction to Clinical Skills Lab
- BIOL 204 General Biology I
- BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
- FSN 200 Human Nutrition
- Emergency cardiac care (ECC) certification* that includes the following:
- Adult and pediatric CPR AED
- 2nd rescuer CPR
- Airway obstruction
- Barrier devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask)
*Acceptable ECC providers are those adhering to the most current International Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care. The two most common courses that meet these requirements are:CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross and BLS Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association.
2. Hepatitis B vaccinations (HBV) must be completed or in process
3. Complete all forms in the application for entrance into the Athletic Training Education Program. (see Admissions Documents, left side of page)
4. Submit most recent official college transcript(s).
Note: admission requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in athletic training related pre-requisites (with no individual course grade lower than a C) and an overall GPA of 2.75. Applicants who demonstrate special needs regarding these GPA requirements can petition the ATEP Program Director for special consideration.
5. Complete an interview with the Athletic Training Education Program Admission Panel