Admission Policy/Application Process (Print Version)

Students engage in a competitive application process for entry into the professional component of the major. Matriculating students typically 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 equivalents. Transfer students must provide evidence of equivalent course work (i.e. course descriptions, syllabi, evidence of competency completion). Prerequisite courses include Athletic Training 110, 202 (or proof of CPR/AED Certification), 210, 210L, 212, 212L, 225, and 280.

At the time of application students must submit application, evidence of one Athletic Training observation experience with a reflection, technical standards, immunization records (see CDC requirements for Health Professionals and Indiana State University requirements), confidentiality statement, and a copy of all transcripts, including unofficial  transcripts from any additional college coursework outside of ISU.  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 Athletic Training 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 prerequisite 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:

(Applications are due by Sunday, April 19 at 11:59PM)

1. Application Access – 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.      Application Questionnaire – Be prepared to provide/complete the following:
    a)      Personal Information
    b)      Educational Information
    c)      Responses to essay questions
        1.      What are your career aspirations?
        2.      Why do you want to be in the Athletic Training-Clinical Concentration?
    d)     Authorization to disclose information in educational records
    e)      Technical Standards
    f)       Confidentiality Contract
3.      Be prepared to upload with your application:
    a)      Evidence of Athletic Training Observation Reflection (5-8 sentences reflecting on the structured observation experience)
    b)      Transcripts from non-ISU college/university coursework (unofficial)
    c)      Immunization Records (these can be acquired through student health)
        1.      It is likely that the following immunizations will be available through your University health record: MMR,     TDap within the past 10 years, TB testing, and meningitis.  The immunizations which you may have not received include Hepatitis B and Varicella (Chickenpox).  All immunizations/titers are required for admission into the program.
    d)     Verification that you are enrolled in a course or hold/will hold a valid emergency cardiac certification until     December 2015 by August 1, 2015 (necessary guidelines below).
    *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 


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:
    a)      References are to include your upper-class mentor, the student with whom you have completed your observation hours.
    b)      A professional reference (not a family member or friend)
    c)      If these are not possible, please consult with the Program Director for reference guidance
Within 1 week of the application deadline (April 19, 2015) students will be contacted by the Program Director to scheduled interviews with the PATP 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, 2015.  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.