Incoming students must meet the AT admissions criteria below. Students who transfer to HSU will also have to meet these requirements to gain acceptance into the program. The Director of Athletic Training Education will review the transfer student's transcript to determine if transferring courses and credits meet AT degree requirements. Please refer to the complete AT Transfer Policy here.
Full AT Admissions Criteria are:
- Completion of at least 12 semester hours
- Prerequisite course:
ATTR 1310 – Introduction to Athletic Training (Grade of B or higher)
Recommended but not required course:
BIOL 2410 – Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Overall GPA of at least 2.5 in all other coursework
- Proof of current first aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificates (can be earned in ATTR 1310)
Student selection criteria will also be based upon the following:
Accurate completion of AT admissions application
- Completion of the AT Admissions Questionnaire
- Letter of recommendation from former supervising athletic trainers/coaches/allied health/medical professionals (use form provided).
- Signed AT technical standards document (located here).
- Performance evaluations provided by professional supervisors during scheduled observation experiences. This will include work ethic, punctuality, adherence to policy(dress code, confidentiality, etc.), professionalism, etc.
Personal interview with AT program faculty, preceptors and/or current AT students
All applications become the property of HSU and are maintained in the student’s AT application file. The application materials are reviewed by the program director to assure minimum acceptance requirements are met, and provided to other AT faculty. The students’ interests and future goals are considered, as well as strengths and weaknesses considered relevant to the students’ educational process and possible future athletic training career. After reviewing the application materials, the student’s application score is calculated utilizing the Applicant Evaluation Worksheet and the AT director makes a determination of the student’s acceptability into the program.
If a student meets the criteria and demonstrates characteristics indicative of success in the athletic training profession, he or she is accepted. If there are more qualified candidates than there are positions in the program, the candidates are rank ordered according to academic records and personal qualifications using the application score sheet.
If a student shows promise of success in the field, but has an area of concern or has not completely met a criterion, the student may be admitted provisionally. The student must repair the deficiency within a mutually agreed upon period of time (usually one semester).
To maintain good standing in the AT, students must maintain minimum GPA and other requirements listed below:
- 2.5 minimum overall GPA
- 3.0 minimum GPA in ATTR courses
- Satisfactory progression on clinical skills, professionalism and annual practical evaluations (see appropriate Field Experience course syllabus)
- NATA membership (part of FSSC Professional Development Requirement) Graduation requirements include all of the above, plus:
- Professional presentation given during senior year (credit given in ATTR 4121)
- Application submitted for BOC exam (credit given in ATTR 4121)
Athletic training students admitted to the program begin taking advanced course work in athletic training and are enrolled each semester in clinical/field experiences with clinical instructors in NCAA- sponsored sports at HSU, as well as clinical/field experiences at