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Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Admission

Important!

Athletic Training Education is moving to the master’s level, which means individuals wishing to become a certified athletic trainer and sit for the national Board of Certification examination must graduate from an accredited professional master’s program.  This bachelor's degree program is being phased out and is no longer accepting new students.

Students who plan to become Certified Athletic Trainers may earn their bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy or another WSU program to become eligible to join our Master of Science in Athletic Training program.

General Education

It is recommended that you have no more than 9 credits of general education requirements remaining prior to admission. Students with more credits should work with the Department of Athletic Training & Nutrition advising coordinator to develop a plan to complete general education courses.

Student Athletes

For students participating in varsity and club sports, both the student/athlete and his/her coach must sign a contract. The contract stipulates that the student/athlete may participate in one sport only, beginning with their first clinical year in the AT Program.

More details can be found in the AT Program Student Handbook.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to WSU

If you have not already applied to WSU, you must do so before continuing.

Apply for WSU Admission

Step 2: Meet With Our Admissions Coordinator

So you can discuss our program and requirements. Visit our advising page for more information.

Step 3: Complete Prerequisites

Complete the prerequisite courses. For the list of required courses along with grade requirements, please click the button below.

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Complete Submission Material

You must submit the following to be admitted to the program:

  • Athletic Training Student Program Application
  • Letter of Application
  • Technical Standards Form
  • Unofficial transcripts from other colleges/universities attended

To receive the program application, you must first register for AT 1500 – Introduction to Athletic Training during fall semester. Our program director will provide you with an application in the course. Applications are due by the third Wednesday of every February for the admission to the program for following fall semester.

Instructions for the Letter of Application and the Technical Standards Form are included with the program application.

Step 5: Meet All Necessary Qualifications

To join the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2.7 overall GPA
  • Physical examination and proof of immunizations
  • Current Emergency Response and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer cards

If you don't have emergency response and CPR/AED cards, you may complete one of the courses you can find below.

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Interview with Program Faculty

Once you have completed your application material, you will be formally interviewed for your entrance into the program.

Step 7: Complete a Background Check

After formal admission to the Athletic Training program, you are required to complete an FBI background check and drug test. Expenses for the background check, approximately $75, are your responsibility.

Selection Process

  1. All applicants will be ranked using a numerical scale on the following criteria:
    • Cumulative Overall GPA (0-4 weight in selection formula = 20%)
    • AT 1500 - Introduction to Athletic Training (First Semester) grade (0-4 weight in selection formula = 20%)
    • AT 3300 Evaluation and Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries: Lower Extremities grade (0-4 weight in selection formula = 20%)
    • Letter of Application (0-4 weight in selection formula = 15%)
    • 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 Athletic Training Program faculty and Weber State University athletic training students and/or preceptors. Approximately 20 students can be chosen to enter the major each year, in compliance with accreditation guidelines concerning preceptor-to-student ratios. Selection into the program 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 program director for current admission requirements.
  4. All students selected for the 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:
    • Grade of B- or better in all athletic training major courses (includes clinical application courses)
    • Grade of C or better in all the professional knowledge and support courses
    • Overall Weber State University GPA of 2.7
    • Semester GPA of 3.0
    • Adherence to Athletic Training Policies and Procedures
    • Adherence to Athletic Training Program and Athletic Training 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 B- in an athletic training major course, or below a C in any professional knowledge course and/or support course must repeat that course and receive the minimum grade 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.
  3. Students who fail to earn a minimum grade of B- or higher in any clinical application or major required course will not be allowed to progress in the Athletic Training Program until they repeat the course and receive a grade of B- or higher. Students may only repeat a class once; failure to earn the minimum grade on the second attempt will result in dismissal from the program.
  4. Athletic training majors may NOT enroll in the online offerings of the athletic training courses. Students WILL NOT receive credit towards the major requirements for online athletic training courses (those which begin with notation “AT”). If a student has taken any online AT courses, prior to or following secondary admission to the AT Program, the student must retake those courses in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting. The hands-on skills taught in these classes are vital to the education of athletic training students.