Admission to the Athletic Training Program at Concord University is competitive and should not be confused with admission to the University. Students entering the University can apply for admission into the ATP during the spring semester of their second year, assuming that all admission requirements have been or will have been met by the end of their second year. This means that students complete three semesters of coursework, and then apply to the ATP during the second semester of their second year or before the 60th hour is completed. If accepted into the ATP, students complete a total of four semesters of courses (60 credit hours) and required clinical experiences. The quota of applicants accepted into the ATP is limited by faculty and preceptor to student ratios recommended by CAATE, the number of affiliated clinical sites utilized by the ATP, and the highly individualized nature of this program. Admission to the ATP is based on the following criteria:
- Must have earned approximately 60 semester hours (100 level or higher) prior to acceptance.
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Successful completion (minimum grade of “C”) of the athletic training admission prerequisite courses: AT 126, AT 242, AT 243, BIOL 101, P ED 101M, AT 201 , BIOL 335 and BIOL 335L, P ED 315 , H ED 304 and have current CPR and AED Professional Rescuer certification (or the equivalent).
- Satisfactory completion of all clinical education requirements included in AT 126 , AT 242 , and AT 243 .
- Any developmental course requirements must have been completed at the time of application. For transfer students, any University developmental course requirements determined after admission must have been completed prior to admission into the ATP.
- Two (2) reference evaluation forms/letters of reference completed by the following: one from a non-ATP faculty member and one from a medical professional.
- Completion of application form.
- Submission of letter of application.
- Completion of Physical Examination and satisfactory health questionnaire, provide evidence of vaccinations, and signed Hepatitis B informed consent/refusal form.
- Documentation of ability to successfully meet the Technical Standards of the ATP.
- Interview with members of the ATP Interview Committee.
*All Concord University ATP candidates will be ranked according to the assessment form rubric score. Available slots within the ATP major will be filled according to this prioritized listing of candidates starting with the top score downward. If there is a tie score and there are not enough slots to admit all the students with a tie into the ATP, then a tie breaker will be used. Applicants will be rank ordered from the highest to lowest based upon the documented evidence provided in their application file regarding their directed observation clinical experiences for the available slots. ATP Applicants who are not accepted may reapply for admission during the next available application period. Specific ATP application details and forms will be posted online at http://hub.concord.edu/human-performance/node/3 and will appear in the Appendices of the ATP Student Handbook.