AT Program Admission and Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

Enrollment in the Athletic Training Program (ATP) is contingent upon admission to the WSU Graduate School. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required during bachelor's degree studies. Additionally, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Three professional references, with at least one from an athletic trainer (AT)
  • Documented observation of an athletic trainer (AT) in the professional setting for a minimum of 30 hours
  • Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR/AED) Certification or Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Proof of Immunizations
  • Completion of the Technical Standards Agreement
  • Grade of C or better in the following courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology (6 Crs.)
    • Exercise Physiology (3 Crs.)
    • Research/Statistical Methods (3 Crs.)
    • Physics (3 Crs.)
    • Chemistry (3 Crs.)
    • Biology (3Crs.)
    • Psychology (3 Crs.)
    • Nutrition (3 Crs.)
    • Biomechanics (3 Crs.)
  • A personal interview

Degree Requirements

The course of study is a 24-month program, beginning during the summer semester.  Students must complete a total of four semesters and two summer sessions, integrating a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Students are required to complete each semester sequentially, with full-time enrollment.

Application Process

Applications for the 2019-2021 cohort are now being accepted. Application review will begin January 2, 2019. Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-campus interview. Classes will begin June, 2019.

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