Students desiring to major in athletic training are admitted to the “Pre-Athletic
Training” program. During their first term at Towson, all Pre-AT students will meet
with the coordinator of the Athletic Training Program (ATP), who will explain and
review the requirements for admission into the ATP.
During the Pre-AT program, students will need to complete several requirements to
be considered for admission to the ATP. At the completion of the Pre-AT program, students
seeking admission into the athletic training major are required to have completed
the following courses:
BIOL 191 Introductory Biology for the Health Professions (4)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3)
KNES 291 Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
HLTH 103 EMC, First Aid, and Safety (3)
These courses are used to calculate the Prerequisite Courses Grade Point Average (GPA).
The Pre-AT student will make formal application, which includes all of the materials
stated below, to the coordinator of the ATP no later than the second Friday in May.
- Official transcripts
- Directed observation hours
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Clinical Skills Worksheet
Prospective students must also submit the following materials as part of the screening
- Program application (including personal statement)
- Signed technical standards verifying that, with appropriate accommodation, they meet
the technical standards for an entry-level athletic trainer
- Verification of health status form (signed by the applicant’s health care provider).
Several criteria are evaluated as part of the admission process in accepting students
into the ATP and students must also meet the technical standards set forth by the
ATP for admission to this program.
ATP Admissions Guidelines
Transfer students must submit an official copy of their transcript to show completion
of equivalent course work at their previous institutions. Students transferring to
the Athletic Training Program need to provide documentation that they have satisfied
the clinical competencies and proficiencies addressed in KNES 291. Students need to
provide verification that they have satisfied these required skills at the sending
institution under the direction of a Towson University-approved clinical instructor.
If verification is not available, the student will meet with the Director of the ATP
and work through the checklist. If the student has not been exposed to, and evaluated
in, these proficiencies, the student will need to complete KNES 291 at Towson University.