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Athletic Training Admission Requirements

The ATEP program has a competitive admissions process. Students achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 and earning a B- or better in EXS 158, 185, and 281 will be accepted into the program provided all other entrance requirements are met.  If less than 18 students meet the previous requirements, students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher will be accepted, on a space available basis, provided all other program admission requirements have been met.  Student selection will be based on established criterion, which is available on the athletic training website or through contacting the program coordinator.  Up to 18 students will be selected for formal program admission unless more than 18 applications achieve the first condition.

Application materials are due by the third Monday of April. Candidates will be informed of their acceptance status in June. Depending on the number and quality of students applying, students should be aware that earning a GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 does not guarantee acceptance even if all other requirements have been met.

A student seeking admission into the ATEP must meet with or without reasonable accommodations technical standards established to insure graduates are capable of fulfilling physical and mental requirements for professional practice. These communication, intellectual, motor, and behavioral/social.  Students must verify their ability to meet these technical standards with or without reasonable accommodations, on a signed submitted technical standards form and via a physical examination.

In addition, standard program admissions requirements include:

  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7 overall, which must be maintained until graduation.
  • Successful completion of EXS 158, 185, and 281 (C- or better).
  • Successful completion of entrance examinations (70% or better).
  • Admission Interview with ATEP Faculty.
  • Successful completion of athletic training skills packet.
  • Current certification in emergency cardiac care which includes education in Adult CPR and AED.

(Note: Online courses are only acceptable if skills are demonstrated and tested in person by a qualified instructor).

Transfer students normally must follow the four year curriculum outlined in the plan of study. Transfer students who have previously attended an accredited athletic training program may be able to receive credit for certain didactic courses. These students will be handled on a case by case basis. Potential transfer students are encouraged to visit the ATEP website or the Program Director, Dr. Gary Morin, for more information on ATEP policy.

- See more at: http://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/departments/exercise-science.html#athletic-training-admissions

 

The ATEP program has a competitive admissions process. Students achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 and earning a B- or better in EXS 158, 185, and 281 will be accepted into the program provided all other entrance requirements are met.  If less than 18 students meet the previous requirements, students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher will be accepted, on a space available basis, provided all other program admission requirements have been met.  Student selection will be based on established criterion, which is available on the athletic training website or through contacting the program coordinator.  Up to 18 students will be selected for formal program admission unless more than 18 applications achieve the first condition. - See more at: http://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/departments/exercise-science.html#athletic-training-admissions

The Athletic Training program has a competitive admissions process. Students achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 and earning a B- or better in EXS 158, 185 and 281 will be accepted into the program provided all other entrance requirements are met. If less than 18 students meet the previous requirements, students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher will be accepted on a space available basis, provided all other program admission requirements have been met. Student selection will be based on established criterion which is available in the Athletic Training Student Manual or through contacting the program coordinator. Up to 18 students will be selected for formal admission unless more that 18 students achieve the first condition.

Application materials are due by the third Monday in April. Candidates will be informed of their acceptance status in June. Depending on the number and quality of the students applying, students should be aware that earning a GPA between 2.7 and 3.o does not guarantee acceptance even if all other admissions requirements have been met.

In addition, standard program admissions requirements include:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 which must be maintained until graduation
  • Successful completion of EXS 158, 185 and 281 (C- or better, B- or better for guaranteed acceptance)
  • Successful completion of 70% or better  on entrance exams                                                EXS 227 picture
  • Admission interview with AT Faculty
  • Completion of 15 observation hours in AT facility
  • Current certification in Emergency Cardiac Care
  • Completed acknowledgement of technical standards form
  • Completed acknowledgement of confidentiality agreement regarding patient care (FERPA, HIPAA)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Transfer students must normally follow the four year curriculum outlined in the plan of study. Transfer students who have previously attended an accredited athletic training program may be able to receive credit for certain didactic courses. These students will be handled on a case by case basis. Potential transfer students should contact the Program Director, Dr. Gary Morin.