Undergraduate Athletic Training Admissions and Retention Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Before a student can be considered for the program, the following application requirements must be met:
    1. Admission to Weber State University
    2. Minimum 2.7 Weber State University GPA
    3. Submit Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) Student Application
    4. Submit Letter of Application
    5. Completion of 5 clinical observation hours (within AT 1500)
    6. Interview with program faculty
    7. Complete Technical Standards form
    8. Submit unofficial transcripts from other colleges/universities attended
    9. Physical examination and proof of immunizations
    10. Hepatitis-B Vaccination (may be obtained following acceptance to the program)
    11. Current Emergency Response and CPR for Professional Rescuer cards* (see table below)
    12. Grade of C or better in AT 2300 Emergency Response
    13. Grade of C or better in AT 1500 Introduction to Athletic Training
    14. For students participating in varsity and club sports, a contract must be signed by both the student/athlete and his/her coach. The contract stipulates that AT students may participate in one sport only, beginning with their second clinical year in the ATEP. More details can be found in the ATEP Student Handbook.
Provider Name Course Title
American Heart Association ACLS
American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider
American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
American Safety and Health Institute CPR for Professionals
Emergency Care and Safety Institute Health Care Provider CPR
National Safety Council Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers
  Note: After formal admission to the Athletic Training program, students are required to complete an FBI background check and drug test. The expenses, approximately $75, will be paid for by the student.
  1. Application deadline is the third Wednesday in February for consideration for each spring semester. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision based on cumulative WSU GPA through the fall semester. Applications may be obtained from the ATEP director (JennOstrowski@weber.edu) within AT 1500 only.
  2. Students interested in transferring from another institution or from another major at Weber State University must meet University and College transfer requirements and complete the same requirements as freshmen in the Athletic Training Program.
  3. Accelerated Track
    An accelerated track is available for qualifying students and must be approved by the ATEP director. For information contact the HPHP advisement coordinator (Sherrie Jensen) or the ATEP director (Jennifer Ostrowski).  Students who meet the following additional requirements are eligible for an interview and may be accepted into the accelerated track:
    1. Admission to Weber State University
    2. Minimum of 60 transferable credits with all general education requirements completed*
    3. Minimum 3.3 Weber State University GPA
    4. Completion of HTHS 1110 & HTHS 1111 or ZOOL 2100 & ZOOL 2200
    5. Completion of AT 3300 & 3301 with a minimum grade of C
    6. Students accepted into the accelerated track will be notified regarding selection following completion of the Secondary Admissions process outlined above under Section A.

*Students who have completed a minimum of 60 transferable credits and a 3.3 GPA but not all of the general education and required support courses may also be eligible for a modified accelerated program as determined by the ATEP director.

Selection Process

  1. All applicants will be ranked using a numerical scale on the following criteria:
    1. Cumulative Weber State University GPA
      [0-4 weight in selection formula = 25%]
    2. AT 1500 - Introduction to Athletic Training (First Semester) grade
      [0-4 weight in selection formula = 30%]
    3. Letter of Application [0-4 weight in selection formula = 20%]
    4. Strength of athletic training student’s commitment as reflected in interview responses. [0-4 weight in selection formula = 25%]
  2. Students receiving the highest scores in the rating process will be invited to enter the athletic training major. The selection committee is comprised of the ATEP faculty and Weber State University preceptors. Approximately twenty students can be chosen to enter the major each year, in compliance with accreditation guidelines concerning preceptor-to-student ratios. Selection into the ATEP is competitive and satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  3. Applicants not invited to enter the athletic training program may reapply the following year. All applicants who eventually re-apply must meet all requirements in effect at the time of application. Students are encouraged to contact the ATEP Director for current admission requirements.
  4. All students selected for athletic training program must provide evidence of being able to meet the Technical Standards for Admission of the program. Only those students who verify that they can meet those technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, will be allowed to enter the program.

Retention Requirements

  1. After students are selected into the Athletic Training Major, retention in the program will be based on the following criteria:
    1. Grade “C” or better in all athletic training major courses (includes clinical application courses).
    2. Grade “C” or better in all the professional knowledge and support courses.
    3. Students must maintain an overall Weber State University GPA of 2.7.
    4. Adhere to Athletic Training Policies and Procedures.
    5. Adhere to ATEP AT Student Handbook Policies.
  2. Students who fail to meet the retention criteria will be placed on probation in the Athletic Training major for one semester. If standards are not met by the end of the probationary period, the student may be dismissed from the major at the discretion of the program director. Students who receive any grade below a C in an athletic training major course, professional knowledge course, and/or support course must repeat that course and receive a grade of “C” or higher to remain in the major. Failure to repeat the course (when offered) will result in dismissal from the program. Athletic Training Policies and Procedures are available in the athletic training student handbook.