Seven criteria are evaluated as part of the
admission process in accepting students into the Athletic
Training Education Program:
1. Overall GPA – Students must have a
minimum overall GPA of 2.75 in their college courses to be able
to apply to the ATEP.
2. Prerequisite Courses GPA – Six classes (KNES
291, KNES 235,BIOL 190, HLTH 103, HLTH 101 and PSYC 101) are
used to calculate the prerequisite courses GPA.
3. Observation Hours– Students are
assigned by the ATEP coordinator or clinical coordinator of
education to a variety of clinical settings at Towson
University, which include athletic training rooms, athletic
practices and competitive events, to gain valuable directed
4. Letters of Recommendation – Students
seeking admission into the ATEP will be asked to secure two
letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to
their personality, academic success, intellectual abilities and
5. Interview – Candidates seeking admission
to the ATEP are given a formal interview conducted by the
Athletic Training Admission Committee.
6. Essay– Applicants will submit a
one-page essay explaining their reasons for pursuing the major
in Athletic Training.
7. Clinical Skills Worksheet–
Students are expected to complete the clinical skills worksheet
during the course of the academic year (September - March). The
worksheet will consist of skills that each student should be
proficient in performing (i.e. making an ice bag, taping an
ankle, wrapping a thigh)
In addition to the evaluation criteria, the
following must be completed and turned in to the program
coordinator prior to beginning clinical hours:
Acceptance of technical standards
Verification of health status form
Acceptance into the program is based upon the
stated criteria and the number of available openings in the
program. Meeting the minimum admission requirements
does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Offers of
admission into the ATEP are presented on a competitive basis to
those individuals who are most qualified. Students must apply
for admission to the program by the second Friday of May in
the spring term. Candidates will be notified of
acceptance/rejection in the first week of June by mail.
Students who are not admitted into the program
can re-apply three times, but it will still take six terms to
complete the required class and clinical workload. If the
student does not maintain an overall GPA of 2.00, a C or better
in all didactic athletic training courses, and a grade of
satisfactory in all clinical courses, the student will be placed
on probation for one year. If the student does not rectify the
stated deficiency within the one-year period the student will be
dropped from the program.
Department of Kinesiology
Towson Center, Room 200
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.