Apply for the Athletic Training Major
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Admission to the athletic training major is competitive and selective. Students interested in majoring in athletic training must complete an application process that is separate from the University’s application for admission. Students who indicate Athletic Training as their major area of study on the University’s application for admission will be provisionally admitted to the Athletic Training major for the first semester. During their first semester in the major, students must complete the application process. The number of students admitted to the major is limited, therefore, students who have completed the application requirements are not assured acceptance into the athletic training major.
Applicants are selected for admission based on completion of all the admission requirements included in the application packet, recommendations, university grade point average, performance in the pre-requisite courses, evaluations by Clinical Preceptors, previous experience, and a written essay. Specific admission criteria are listed in the application packet which can be downloaded with link below.
Applications are due by November 1st, and admission decisions are announced by November 21. The admissions committee reviews all applications and selects the best overall candidates.
Students not admitted must formally choose another major, but may re-apply to the Athletic Training major the following year.
Transfer students must follow the same application procedure as all current Truman students. Transfer credit generally will not be granted for athletic training courses. All transfer credit will be determined by the Office of the Registrar and approval by the Athletic Training Program Director.
The application materials for Truman's Athletic Training Education Program includes:
- Application form
- 2 Recommendation Forms
- Grade Release Form
- Technical Standards
- Physical Examination Form
- Progression Description
- Bloodborne Pathogen Training Form
- Hours Recording Sheet
A description of the admission requirements and application procedures is included in these materials. These materials are written in PDF format (portable document format) and must be read with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher.