Admission Policy/Application Process (Print Version)

An application process is necessary for the professional component of the Athletic Training Clinical Concentration.  Matriculating students apply during the spring semester of their freshman year. Transfer students are encouraged to apply when they have completed or are enrolled in prerequisite course approved equivalents. Transfer students must provide evidence of equivalent coursework (i.e. course descriptions, syllabi, list of NATA Educational Competencies covered, evidence of competency completion).  It is encouraged for transfer students it have a memorandum of understanding set-up between their academic unit and the Athletic Training Professional Program of ISU to facilitate this process. Prerequisite courses include Athletic Training 110, 202, 210, 210L, 212, 212L, 225, and 280.

At the time of application students must submit application, evidence of a minimum of 5 job shadowing hours (in either ATTR 212 or with a certified athletic trainer), physical exam or verification, technical standards, immunization records (including Hepatitis B or waiver), confidentiality statement, and a copy of all transcripts unofficial ISU transcript and official transcripts from any additional college coursework.  Students are financially responsible for expenses of the application accrued prior to admittance into the professional component of the program. 

After review of application documents, students will interview with Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation Academic and Clinical Faculty.  Formal acceptance into the professional component of the program requires a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and successful completion of prerequisite courses. Successful completion of a pre-requisite course requires a grade of C or better.  Although the University may accept courses from other institutions, acceptance of transfer credits toward application are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee and Program Director.  Transfer students MUST provide the necessary documentation (course descriptions, syllabi, list of NATA Educational Competencies covered, and evidence of course and competency completion) during the admissions process.

To complete the application:

(Application Window is March 17 - April 4, 2014)

  1. Application Questionnaire – To gain access to the application, students should contact the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation via email (  To protect you and to confirm your identity, a password will be necessary to enter the questionnaire.  Additionally, you will be provided with a personal authentication code word which will be used to verify any electronic signatures required throughout the course of the application. You can access the application here.

  2. Be prepared to provide / complete the following:
    Personal Information
    Educational Information
    Authorization to disclose Information in Educational Records
    Technical Standards
    Hepatitis B Immunization Records
    Confidentiality Contract
        g. Verification that you are enrolled or hold/will hold a valid emergency cardiac certification until Dec.     2014 (necessary guidelines below).

  3. Be prepared to upload with your application

    Evidence of 5 Job Shadowing Hours (if completed in ATTR 212, instructors will hand back forms for evidence otherwise use the Job Shadowing Hours Verification Form)
    Physical Examination Verification Form or Physical Examination Form (only if required by technical standards)
    Immunization Records
    Transcripts from College/University Coursework (unofficial ISU Transcripts and official transcripts for any Academic Institution).

    (Note: *ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED as PDF files. NO other format is permitted!) Should you need additional help with converting these documents, please visit our PDF instructions page.

    *If you are unsure if your certification course qualifies, please see the chart below. These are the providers/ courses that DO COUNT towards certification.

    Provider Name Course Title 
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  Professional Rescuer CPR 
    American Heart Association  ACLS 
    American Heart Association  BLS Healthcare Provider  
    American Red Cross  CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer 
    American Safety and Health Institute   CPR for Professions  
  4. Two Admissions References should be completed online:

    References are to include your upper-class mentor, the student with whom you have completed your observation hours.
    b. An instructor or a Certified Athletic Trainer mentor (may not be your ATTR 212/L instructors: you should have known your mentor for at least 2 yrs.)
    c. If these are not possible, please consult with the Program Director for reference guidance

  5. Within 1 week of the application deadline (April 4, 2014) students will be contacted by the Program Director to scheduled interviews with the Undergraduate ATEP Application Review Committee. 

    Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

    35% ISU GPA (students with transfer credits will be evaluated on 20% of other college/university credit and 15% on ISU GPA)

    45% Reference evaluations (15% Observation Mentor Reference: 15% Instructor/Certified Athletic Trainer Reference; 15% Group Interview)

    20% Pre-requisite coursework GPA

What to Expect, Post-Application:

A letter, indicating formal acceptance decisions, will be e-mailed to you after Spring grades are verified, but no later than May 15, 2014.  Acceptance categories are listed below:

· Acceptance
· Conditional acceptance – provided on a case-by-case basis and will include criteria to achieve un-conditional acceptance.
· Denied – students with denied acceptance will be invited to reapply to the program the following year or will be advised to change majors.

 The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.