ATP Admission Requirements

ATP Admission Requirements

Athletic Training Program Admission Requirements

  1. 3.0 Overall GPA
  2. 3.0 Major GPA (Rowan University Pre-Athletic Training Students): No grade lower than a C in any of the Pre-Athletic Training major/pre-requisite courses.
  3. Pre-requisite Courses: Rowan University students will accrue these courses as part of the Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum. No grade lower than a C will be accepted in any of the courses listed below.
    1. Introduction to Healthcare in Sports Medicine
    2. Foundation in Sports Medicine I-III
    3. Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-4 credits with lab): The Human Anatomy and Physiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking BIO10210 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO10212 Anatomy
      1. If Human Anatomy and Physiology are taken as separate courses, then one semester each of Human Anatomy with Lab and Human Physiology with Lab are required.
    4. Foundations of Biology I with lab (4 sh) 
    5. Chemistry with lab (4 sh): The chemistry requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking CHEM06100 Chemistry I
    6. Physics with lab (3-4 sh): The physiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking PHYS00150 Physic for Everyday Life or PHYS00210 Physics I – no calc
    7. Introduction to Biomechanics (3 sh): The Introduction to Bioemchanics requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking HES00346 Introduction to Biomechanics
    8. Applied Biomechanics (3 sh): The Applied Biomechanics rquirement can be fullfilled at Rowan University by taking ATR00347 Applied Biomechanics
    9. Exercise Physiology with lab (4 sh): The Exercise Physiology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking HES00345 Exercise Physiology with Lab
    10. Nutrition (3-4 sh): The Nutrition requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking NUT00415 Nutrition for Fitness
    11. Statistics  (3-4 sh) One course to include descriptive statistics, correlation, and introduction to inferential statistics or research design. The statistic requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking STAT02260 Statistic I
    12. General Psychology (3 sh): The General Psychology requirement can be fulfilled at Rowan University by taking PSY0107 Essentials of Psychology
  4. 50 Hours of Athletic Training Clinical Observation Hours
    1. Rowan PreAT students will complete a portion of these hours during the PreAT curriculum courses. All students, including non-PreAT students (those with an undergraduate degree), must complete hours within an Athletic Training Clinic and have hours certified by a Licensed Athletic Trainer in order to be considered for acceptance to Athletic Training Program.
  5. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  6. Interview.  Each student must complete a face-to-face interview with the selection committee. A score of at least 70% is needed to be eligible for entry into the Professional Phase of the program. The grading criteria for the interview are as follows:

Final Acceptance Criteria
The RUATP's maximum capacity is 20 students for junior level admission; however the actual number is based on the number of clinical assignments available during a given year. It usually ranges between 18-20 students. Students are rank ordered and the highest rated students are accepted into the athletic training program. It is possible that a student may minimally achieve all academic and clinical observation requirements but does not fall within the available clinical assignment slots for the next academic year. If this occurs the student cannot be accepted into the Professional Phase component of the program. For example, if there are 20 clinical assignment slots available and a student is ranked 21st, even though they meet all application requirements, this 21st person cannot be accepted into the athletic traiing rogram. Doing so would exceed the 8:1 ratio. The score for rank ordering is calculated as follows:

Application Calculation Sheet

Students must also meet ALL admission requirements before being eligible to apply to the ATP

  • Overall GPA- 40 points
    4.0=40 pts. 3.0=30 pts. 2.0=20 pts 1.0=10 pts <1.0=0 pts
    Applicant Subsection total ________________
  • Major GPA - 40 points
    4.0=40 pts. 3.0=30 pts. 2.0=20 pts 1.0=10 pts <1.0=0 pts
    Applicant Subsection total ________________
  • Letters of Recommendaton - 30 points
    Outstanding=30 pts Good= 20 pts. Fair= 10 pts. Poor = 1 pt 
    Applicant Subsection total ________________
  • Interview- 30 points
    100%=30 pts 90%=20 pts 80%=10 pts 71%=5 pt <70%=0 pts
    Applicant Subsection total ________________
  • Clinical Observation Hour Completion -- 30 points
    50 hours = 30 points, <50 hours = 0 pts and termination of application process                        Applicant Subsection total ________________
  • Applicant's Total for Acceptance into the ATP ____________________/170
    All scores are converted to a percentage based on 100% and the average score is taken.

Final acceptance does not occur until all grades are in at the end of the application year's spring semester. Students not meeting all admission requirements at the end of the spring semester for which they are applying with have their conditional acceptance withdrawn and they will not be accepted into the athletic training program.  For example, if a student receives a C- in Foundations in Sports Medicine III that student will not be formally acccepted into the athletic training program because the minimum grade for acceptance is a C.

Students conditionally accepted (occurs in March of application's year) into the ATP must by May 1 of the application year provide the following:
1. Proof of CPR and First Aid certification if cards were not available during the application process
2. Proof of NATA membership. Please go to:  https://www.nata.org/membership/about-membership/join-or-renew

3. Proof of ATrack subscription. This is needed because the ATP uses ATrack to track clinical experiences. Please go to: https://www.atrackonline.com/