Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals that specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to athletes and those engaged in physical activity. The ATP is also appropriate for students interested in continuing their education in medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other allied health care professions. All students interested in the athletic training program must complete specific prerequisites and a separate application for admission to the major. This major is highly competitive with an enrollment limit of 60 students.
For more information, view the ATP website.
Students interested in the Athletic Training Program (ATP) will enter the College of Education as a pre-athletic training major. The College of Education has established specific GPA requirements that students must meet in order to transfer into the Kinesiology and Health majors.
View the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education internal transfer policy for additional information. Students that meet all the internal transfer criteria can declare Pre-Athletic Training as their major with the intention of applying to ATP by discussing it with an academic advisor in the College of Education.
In addition to the internal transfer criteria, students must complete a Directed Observation Program (DOP) where they shadow our current student trainer.
Once a student completes all the prerequisites, they will submit an application to the Athletic Training Program. The minimum GPA to apply for ATP is a 2.5.