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General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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ATEP Admission Requirements

Pre-Athletic Training students seeking acceptance in the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) must submit a completed application to the ATEP Program Director by the first Monday of December of their sophomore year.

The admission process is competitive and a limited number of students are accepted each year (maximum of 15). There are no guarantees of acceptance. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of the ATEP application
  2. Verification of complete medical records including Hepatitis B vaccine and TB testing
  3. Signed affirmation of confidentiality regarding medical information and Technical Standards Form (PDF)
  4. Minimum of two written recommendations
  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  6. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in the following with no course grade below a C: AT 102, AT 160, AT 220, and AT 240
  7. Complete BIOL 101 or BIOL 151 and BIOL 250 with no grade below a C-
  8. Completion of all clinical observation experiences in athletic training
  9. Completion of all pre-Athletic Training Competencies
  10. Submission of a written essay and cover letter
  11. Completion of a written exam
  12. Personal interview

For the application form and specific description of each of the above, contact Christopher Schmidt, Ph.D., ATC, program director of athletic training education.

Transfer students must meet the same admission criteria as other students, including all applicable deadlines. (See “Admission Requirements” above.) Transfer students should plan on a minimum of three years to complete the ATEP regardless of whether they transfer with sophomore or junior status. Transfer students should consult with the ATEP program director before beginning coursework at APU.

Statement of Compliance

The APU ATEP, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

NOTE: The undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) will transition to an entry-level master’s (ELM) graduate program by 2016. This transition is being made in response to changes within the athletic training profession and in order to maintain a high-quality educational experience for athletic training students. Applications to the undergraduate ATEP will continue to be accepted in fall 2013 (see Admission Requirements). The last cohort of students admitted to the undergraduate ATEP during the fall 2013 application period must complete the program by spring 2016 to be eligible to take the national Board of Certification, Inc. examination for athletic trainers. There will be no exceptions. If students do not complete the undergraduate ATEP by spring 2016, they have the following options to attain certification exam eligibility: transfer to an accredited program at a different university, or seek admission to the new ELM program at APU. For further information, please contact the program director of athletic training education.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.