Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATP) is limited and competitive. Candidates must apply for acceptance in the College of Graduate Studies by January 15.
A complete application includes:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript required)
- A 3.0 overall GPA based on four years’ work for the undergraduate degree
- A minimum composite score of 290 on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE. Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited college or university.
- A completed BSU online application (and fee); and a completed ATP Supplement form
- Three letters of recommendation, at least two from professors
- Completion of prerequisite courses1 in:
Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits – includes lab)
Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits – includes lab)
Introduction to Athletic Training (3 credits)
Health/Wellness (3 credits)
Protective Techniques in Athletic Training (taping, bracing and protective equipment) (3 credits)
Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
Kinesiology/Biomechanics (4 credits – includes lab)
Exercise Physiology (4 credits – includes lab)
Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
**Basic EMT course with current EMT-B credential. This includes Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (Certification in Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use of barrier devices; and blood-borne pathogen training).
**Provisional admission can be provided to a student currently enrolled in an EMT course.
1Beginning in the 2020 academic year, students admitted to the program must meet the following list of additional prerequisite courses:
Biology (4 credits)
Chemistry I, Chemistry II (8 credits – includes lab)
Physics I, Physics II (8 credits – includes lab)
Statistics (3 credits)