How to Apply
Admission to the College of Education is NOT a prerequisite for admission to the ATEP! See details below.
The Athletic Training Education Program requires a separate admissions process. Students must apply and be admitted into the Clinical Education Program (This includes all clinical rotations and major coursework). Upon successful completion of the program prerequisites (see below), a student should submit an application for admittance into the Athletic Training Education Program. Admission occurs once a year in the spring semester for fall semester admittance. Applications must be submitted to the ATEP Program Director by May 1st of the spring semester. Transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The application process consists of the following:
A grade of "C" or better is required on the following courses:
- 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 and Lab
- Minimum requirement is 2.5 overall GPA
Completed Admission Application
- Two typewritten letters are required
- One of the letters MUST come from a University of Akron faculty member
- Both letters must be submitted to the ATEP Program Director in a signed and sealed envelope by May 1
- 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
- Typewritten answers to essay questions contained on the admission application
- 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.
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.
The goal of the program is to provide athletic training students comprehensive training through coursework and clinical experiences in the areas of:
- Risk Management and Injury Prevention
- Pathology of Injury and Illness
- Orthopedic Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
- Medical Conditions and Disabilities
- Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Conditioning and Rehabilitative Exercise
- Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
- Nutritional Aspects of Injuries and Illnesses
- Health Care Administration
- Professional Development and Responsibility
A Curriculum Guide has been developed to provide you with the proper sequencing of courses to ensure that you meet all academic requirements of the University of Akron, College of Education, and the Athletic Training Education Program.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for graduation:
- Have obtained FULL admittance into the College of Education.
- Successfully complete all University of Akron requirements.
- Successfully complete all required Athletic Training Education Program coursework and clinical education.
- Pass all designated Athletic Training education courses with a "C" or better.
- Possess a minimum over-all GPA of 2.5.
- Have completed all Athletic Training Education Competencies & Proficiencies.
- Complete exit interview with ATEP faculty.
- Complete exit evaluations of the Athletic Training Education Program.
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