Athletic Training Education Program
Admission and Prerequisite Requirements
Students interested in Athletic Training as a career should seek advisement from ATEP faculty. The Athletic Training pre-professional curriculum is open to any high school graduate or transfer student who obtains formal university admission. The pre-professional curriculum consists of a minimum of 53 hours including courses that meet general education requirements of SWOSU. Students may make application with the program director for formal program admittance prior to Nov. 1st. Admission to SWOSU and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program. To be considered for professional program admittance, the applicant must:
- Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
- Have completed a minimum of 40 hours coursework including a C or better in the following courses*:
ATEP 1922 Introduction to Athletic Training
ATEP 2433 Athl Training Care and Prevention/Lab
ATEP 2531 Directed Observation in AT
ATEP 2633 Cardiac and Emergency Care
PSYCH 1003 General Psychology
ALHLT 1401 Allied Health Careers
ALHLT 2453 Medical Terminology
KINES 1133 Wellness Concepts/Lab
KINES 3443 Kinesiology and Anatomy
BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts/Lab OR
BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology/Lab
- Arrange and complete 50 observation hours of SWOSU Clinical Instructors in conjunction with ATEP 2531 Directed Observation in the semester prior to application (35 hours must be completed by Nov. 1st).
- Purchase SWOSU Student Liability Insurance
- Submit to Student Health Center: medical history, MMR vaccination records, TB testing records (within previous year), HBV vaccination records (or declination statement) and completion of physical exam.
- Obtain personal criminal history information from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (fee required). Information and form can be found at http://www.ok.gov/osbi/Criminal_History/. Consistent with clinical affiliation agreements, any person who has been convicted of a felony is not eligible for admission to the ATEP.
- Submit to ATEP Director: All application materials, including technical standards signed by applicant and physician, criminal history record information, proof of current Professional Rescuer and AED Certification (or equivalent), and current official transcripts. Set up formal interview with ATEP director and faculty.
All application materials, including the technical standards for admission, are published on the ATEP Web site, http://www.swosu.edu/atep/, and are available from ATEP faculty.
An ATEP admissions committee, consisting of the ATEP director, clinical education coordinator, clinical instructors, and Allied Health Sciences faculty, review all submitted materials. This information, in conjunction with clinical observation evaluations and faculty recommendations, provides the objective information necessary to identify qualified applicants. Qualified applicants are subject to interview by committee. Selection criteria are as follows:
|Submission of all required documentation:|
|Overall GPA||15 points|
|Pre-requisite GPA||25 points|
|Observation Evaluations||35 points|
|Faculty Recommendations/Interview||25 points|
The number of applicants accepted will reflect an appropriate student-faculty ratio and the availability of appropriate clinical resources. The mandatory field/clinical experience and practical application of skills begins following formal program admittance.
Students transferring from another institution are required to meet the university’s standards for admission and meet all of the ATEP admission standards. Transfer students must have their transcript evaluated by the Registrar and ATEP Director. Acceptance of pre-requisite coursework is subject to the approval of the ATEP Director pending review of content (appropriate syllabus, proficiencies, etc.)
* All courses must be completed by the start of the spring semester following application.