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Admissions Requirements

To be considered for full admission into the Athletic Training Program (ATP), the student must meet each of the following criteria:

1. Completion of a minimum of 28 semester hours. Transfer students are required to have prerequisite course work approved by the Program Director.

2. A minimum 2.5 overall GPA.

3. A minimum of a "B" grade in each of the following courses:

a. BIOL 149 General Biology
b. HEED 103 Foundations of Exercise & Sport Science
c. HEED 206 Introduction to Athletic Training

4. Satisfactory completion of 50 observational hours in the FSU athletic training room. The student must make arrangements with the Program Director prior to starting observation.

5. A completed formal application for admission into the ATP including an essay.

6. Two completed recommendation forms from non-Athletic Training faculty members.

7. Signed acceptance of the ATP Technical Standards for Admission

8. Completion of a formal interview with the ATP selection committee.

In addition to the previous criteria, the student must complete a physical examination that includes each of the following:

  • Clearance on TB testing
  • Meningococcal vaccination
  • Hepatitis B vaccination

Application Review Process

Students who have met the above minimum requirements will be evaluated on the following scale:

  Overall GPA 40 points possible
  Prerequisite GPA 30 points possible
  Faculty Recommendations 20 points possible
  Interview 5 points possible
+ Application/Essay 5 points possible
  -------------------- -------------------
    100 points possible

The following scale will be used to evaluate the quality of the applicant.

100-75 points
  Student recommended for full admission
74-70 points
  Student provisionally admitted for one academic year (if clinical placements available*)
Below 70 points
  Student rejected for admission/may reapply next academic year

The complete application into the ATP will be due the thirteenth (13th) week of the HEED 206 course.

Provisional Admission Student is admitted into program with the stipulation that he/she must rectify deficiencies identified by the ATP admission committee by the end of the next academic year

*The total number of students that can be accepted into the program is dependant on the availability of clinical placements. Meeting the preceding criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the ATP.


Maintaining Advanced Good Standing in Athletic Training Program

Once admitted, the Athletic Training student must maintain the following items to remain fully admitted:

1. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5

2. A minimum grade of "B" in each of the required courses in the major

3. Current certifications in First Aid and CPR

4. Attendance at the annual OSHA bloodborne pathogens presentation

Students who fail to meet item 1 and/or 2 have one academic year to correct the deficiency before being dismissed from the ATP.

Violations of item 3 and/or 4 will result in an immediate suspension of clinical experiences until the student is in compliance.

Student Travel to a Clinical Experience Site

Students will be given the opportunity to gain clinical experience at a variety of locations. In many cases the clinical setting will be off-campus. In these cases, students will be responsible for traveling to and from their primary clinical site at the student's expense. This includes, but is not limited to, the expenses associated with fuel and parking. The ATP is not responsible for costs or damages incurred while traveling to or from the clinical sites. This policy pertains to both on campus and off campus sites.