Admission into the academic portion of the Athletic Training Major is open to any student, however, admission into the professional portion of the Athletic Training Major is competitive and requires formal application (refer to the Athletic Training Web site for the current admission criteria).
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The application process occurs in the fall semester of each academic year. Students may apply to the Athletic Training professional portion if they are enrolled in or have completed PES 385 Basic Athletic training and BIO 221 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology with grades of “C” or better. Typically this would be during the fall semester of the sophomore year.
See our technical standards for admission.
The following must be completed and submitted to apply for admission:
- Application for Admission to the professional portion of the Athletic Training Major
- Copies of all previous transcripts - current Degree Works Audit report is acceptable
- Provide two letters of recommendation from former or present supervising athletic trainer, team physician, instructor, coach, etc.
- Must possess a current GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
- Must have attained a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for athletic training
- Documentation of fulfillment of Technical Standards for Athletic Training
- After completion of 1-7, interview with athletic training staff During the interview
the athletic training staff will be considering the following factors:
- Enthusiasm for athletic training
- Established professional goals
- Good academic ability
- Good study habits
- Professional appearance
- Understanding of the time commitment to athletic training
Competitive Admission Procedures
The Athletic Training Major accepts students into the professional portion on a competitive selection process based upon the number of clinical experience spots available. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the availability of openings for admission, the following criteria will be used as a selective admissions process. Applicants will be ranked on the following:
- Cumulative GPA (2.5 minimum/4.0)
- Final grades in PES 385 and BIO 221 or BIO 321
- Final grades in other Athletic Training related coursework:
- PES 325, PES 335, PES 415
- Personal interview
Admission into the professional portion of the major will be based upon the composite ranking of the criteria listed above. The students with the highest rankings will be admitted into the concentration until all available spots have been filled. The number of students admitted into the professional portion of the major will vary by year based upon the number of graduating and returning students. The Athletic Training Program Director has the final authority on all admissions decisions. The Athletic Training Major reserves the right to not fill all available spots if the Athletic Training Staff does not feel that there are enough minimally qualified candidates in any given year.
If not selected into the professional portion of the major, students may reapply the following year. There is no limit on the number of times an applicant may apply to the professional portion of the Athletic Training Major.
Students transferring into The College at Brockport who wish to apply to the professional portion of the Athletic Training Major must follow the same application procedures as native students. All students must complete PES 385 Basic Athletic Training at The College at Brockport prior to applying for the professional portion of the Athletic Training Education Major. Transfer students may transfer an Anatomy and Physiology course that is deemed by admissions as equivalent to BIO 221 Survey of Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 321 Anatomy & Physiology I. Transfer students should plan on completing a minimum of six semesters at The College at Brockport in order to complete the Athletic Training Education Major.
To be retained in the professional portion of the Athletic Training Major, students must:
- Complete all required course work
- Complete required clinical experiences (five consecutive semesters) All clinical proficiencies associated with each semester of clinical experiences must be completed in order to progress to the next clinical experience course
- Complete required competencies and clinical proficiencies
- Maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses within the curriculum
- Comply with technical standards and immunization requirements (see Athletic Training Web site)
- Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the Athletic Training Handbook
- Adhere to regulations governing the practice of Athletic Training in New York State (Article 162, Section 8350)
- Adhere to National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics
- Maintain certification in First Aid and CPR/AED
Failure to comply with the above criteria will result in dismissal from the professional portion of the Athletic Training Major.
Students who have not met admission requirements for the professional portion but would like to continue to try OR students who have failed to be retained in the professional portion of the AT Major continue to be eligible to take courses from A,B, and C listed below under “course of study.” HOWEVER, students who complete A,B, and C academic coursework but who fail to meet the requirements for admission to or be retained in the professional portion of the major will be eligible to count these courses toward other majors in the department but will NOT receive a major in AT.