College of Health Professions

Department of Kinesiology

Athletic Training Major

Prospective Students

Students desiring to major in athletic training are admitted to the “Pre-Athletic Training” program. During the fall term all Pre-AT students will meet with the coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), who will explain and review the requirements for admission into the ATEP.

During the Pre-AT program, students will need to complete several requirements to be considered for admission to the ATEP. At the completion of the Pre-AT program, students seeking admission into the athletic training major are required to have completed the following courses:

BIOL   190         Introductory Biology for the Health Professions (4)
PSYC  101        Introduction to Psychology (3)
KNES  235        Individualized Fitness (3)
KNES  291        Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
HLTH  101        Wellness for a Diverse Society (3)
HLTH  103        EMC, First Aid, and Safety (3)

These courses are used to calculate the Prerequisite Courses Grade Point Average (GPA).

The Pre-AT student will make formal application, which includes all of the materials stated below, to the coordinator of the ATEP no later than the second Friday in May.

  • Official transcripts
  • Directed observation hours
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay
  • Clinical Skills Worksheet 

Prospective students must submit the following materials as part of the screening procedure:

  • Program application (including personal statement)
  • Signed technical standards verifying that, with appropriate accommodation, they meet the technical standards for an entry-level athletic trainer 
  • Verification of health status form (signed by the applicant’s health care provider).

Several criteria are evaluated as part of the admission process in accepting students into the ATEP and students must also meet the technical standards set forth by the ATEP for admission to this program.

Department of Kinesiology
Burdick Hall, Room 120
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Telephone: 410-704-2376
Fax: 410-704-3912


• Pre-Athletic Training students should submit application materials by the 2nd Friday in May.





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