Athletic Training Application Process
The ATEP reserves the right to admit a limited number of qualified students in order to maintain appropriate instructor-to-student ratios in clinical course and supervised field experiences. The size of each class formally admitted to the ATEP will be determined on an annual basis. Admission to the ATEP is based upon three selection criteria: overall GPA, athletic training core GPA, and application essay. Each candidate will receive a composite application score derived from the selection criteria. The candidate pool will be competitively rank ordered based upon their composite application scores. The ATEP Admission Committee will select and grant program admission only to the top qualified candidates.
Candidates must also meet the ATEP’s Technical Standards for admission which are published in the HPU ATEP Student Handbook and the Athletic Training website.
Students applying to the ATEP must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 at the end of the freshmen year. Candidates who meet the minimum 2.75 GPA requirements are not guaranteed admission into the program. The ATEP Admissions Committee looks for students who demonstrate consistent academic performance. Students with GPAs below a 2.75 will not be granted formal admission into the program. The following courses are required for application to the ATEP and comprise the athletic training core:
- BIO 2060. Human Physiology
- BIO 2070. Human Anatomy
- ATR 1211. Introduction to Athletic Training
- ATR 1311. Emergency Care
Students will receive notification of their acceptance into the ATEP during the summer prior to the start of the fall semester of the sophomore year. Admission into the program is contingent upon maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA and successful completion (C or higher) of upper-level athletic training courses. Students who do not maintain a 2.75 GPA or do not successfully complete upper-level athletic training courses will be subject to academic disciplinary actions as outlined in the HPU ATEP Student Handbook. Transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, to determine as to when they are eligible to apply. Formal application to the ATEP will be made at the end of the spring semester, following the completion of the requirements for application. Once accepted, the student will spend three years of study in the program.
APPLICATION PROCESS – Students applying to the BS in Athletic Training degree program in the 2012-13 academic year must submit the materials described in this link to Dr. Jolene Henning before April 1st.