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Department of Kinesiology

Scott Sailor

Admissions Criteria to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) Major - No longer accepting undergraduates

AKA - Athletic Training Program (ATP)

Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) currently under review with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020. Applications will be accepted during the 2019-20 academic year.

Applying to the Program / Selection Criteria
Selection process for the Athletic Training Program
Application Filing Period
Technical Standards
Progression in the Major


Advising Roadmap (Course Planner) Recommendations

Please select your catalog year below to access the appropriate advising roadmap.  Roadmaps should be considered suggestions and do not replace the University Catalog.

2017-2018 BS-Athletic Training Roadmap

Athletic Training Advisors -

Pre-Athletic Training or Curious about Athletic Training

B.S. - Athletic Training (those already accepted into the Athletic Training Program)

Dr. Scott Sailor, ATC (

Applying to the Program / Selection Criteria

The program is on impacted status (i.e., the number of applications received is greater than the number of vacancies for the program). Therefore, admission into the Athletic Training Program is very competitive. Only applicants with the highest composite scores in the ten prerequisite courses, their personal interview score, and strong professional letters of recommendation will be offered admission. Applicants not selected may reapply each year, but must compete with the entire new applicant pool.

Selection process for the Athletic Training Program

  • Students must submit an Athletic Training Program application.
  • Students will be ranked according to overall grade point average (GPA) and GPA in the ten prerequisite courses.
  • Recommendations will be reviewed and scored based on specific criteria. Three recommendations are required. One recommendation must be from a certified athletic trainer. The program will solicit these recommendations electronically after your application has been received.
  • Composite scores will be calculated from overall GPA + prerequisite course GPA + and recommendation scores.
  • Interviews will be granted to applicants with the highest composite scores.
  • Interview performance will be reviewed and scored based on specific criteria.
  • Interview score will be added to the composite score (see above). Those with the highest scores (beginning with the highest score and in descending order) will be offered admission to the Program, until all vacancies are filled. 

Students who have been admitted to the major and fail to attend the first day of class, without prior arrangement with the Athletic Training Program Director, will be dropped from the major and not considered for future admission.

Application Filing Period

  • Fall Admission Application Deadline - February 1, prior to fall admission
  • Cohorts for the Athletic Training major are only admitted each fall semester. Athletic Training Program applications are available January 1-31 and must be submitted by Feb. 1 of each year.
  • University applications are available at

*Dates are subject to change. Additional information can be obtained online at /kinesiology/degrees-programs/athletic-training/ or by calling the athletic training program director at 559.278.2543.

The program application includes additional instructions and deadlines. The university application form can be obtained online at

Technical Standards

Students must certify that s/he has read and understands the technical standards and that he/she believes to the best of his/her knowledge that s/he can meet each of the standards either without accommodation or with certain reasonable accommodations. If the student is in need of reasonable accommodations s/he must contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office to determine what accommodations may be available. Applicants should be aware that if unable to meet the standards with or without reasonable accommodations he/she will not be admitted into the program. Technical Standards can be found in the Student Handbook.

Progression in the Major

Criteria for retention, progression, and graduation from the program requires a minimum grade of C in all required major courses and "credit" in courses offered for CR/NC grading only. Required major courses may be repeated only once to achieve a C or credit grade. Any student who must repeat more than two major courses will not be permitted to continue in the major.

Refer to the Student Handbook, Baccalaureate Degree Athletic Training Program, for complete progression and retention policies.


Students must be prepared to incur any additional annual costs (approximately $285) such as:

1. Uniforms ($150/academic year)

2. Malpractice insurance (not required at this time)

3. Health insurance (all students pay as part of their normal tuition a health services fee)

4. Other: stethoscopes, course materials, lab fees, etc., and be responsible for their own transportation to clinical facilities.

5. National Athletic Trainers' Association membership ($105)

6. A current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification ($30) and specific immunizations are required (available through student health services). ECC certification must be maintained throughout the students' tenure in the program. Common examples of ECC approved certifications include: American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider and American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.