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Application Process

At the conclusion of a student's freshman year, they may apply for admittance into the clinical portion of the Athletic Training Education Program if they meet the following requirements (transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis):

  • Completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • Completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
  • Completion of First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Completion of Introduction to Athletic Training
  • Completion of (or enrollment in) Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No less than a 'C' grade in all courses within required courses
Upon meeting these requirements, a student should submit an application for admittance into the clinical program. Applications should be submitted by May 1st of the spring semester.

Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation. One letter MUST come from a University of Akron faculty member. These letters should be sent directly to the Athletic Training Education Program Director in a sealed envelope. These letters will not be available for review by the applicant. Letters should be submitted to the following address.
Stacey Buser, MS, LAT, ATC
Athletic Training Education Program Director
Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education
Infocision Stadium 307I
Akron, OH 44325-5103
The faculty of the Athletic Training Education Program will schedule formal interviews following the application deadline. (The interviews typically take place during finals week of the spring semesters.) Please do not call to arrange an interview unless you have first been contacted. ONLY those applicants who meet the admission requirements will be interviewed.

Completion of the application process DOES NOT guarantee the applicant a formal interview or admission into the Athletic Training Education Program.

College of Education Admission

Students who enter the ATEP will also need to apply to the College of Education. Please note, admission to the College of Education is NOT a prerequisite for admission to the ATEP. However, students will need to be admitted to the COE by the end of their first year in the Clinical Education program.

College of Education Application Information


The ATEP Handbook has a thorough explanation of the ATEP policies and procedures. All students enrolled in the ATEP are required to follow such policies and procedures.

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