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Application Procedures

Complete and deliver the following materials in one packet to the Athletic Training Program Director by the deadline of April 1st. (Exception: transcript and letters of recommendation may be sent separately and directly to the Program Director, but still must arrive before the deadline.) In order to gain admission to the athletic training education program all prospective candidates must meet or complete the following pre-requisites:

  1. Texas State GPA of 2.75 or better.
  2. Declaration of Pre-athletic training as a major.
  3. Submission of a candidacy portfolio containing the following:
  4. Complete a 70 hour observation period as part of the application process (during AT 1298).
  5. Complete the following with a grade of B or better:
    • AT 1298 (Introduction to Athletic Training Education),
    • AT 2156 (Taping and Bandaging)
    • AT 2356 (Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries)
    • BIO 2430 (Human Anatomy and Physiology)
  6. Students must be committed to becoming certified by the NATABOC and licensed by the Texas Department of Health.
  7. Submit candidacy portfolio to the program director.
  8. Interview with the admission committee.
  9. Scores will be based on GPA, Interview, Observation cards, Letter of intent, Competency of skills, involvement in the ATSM club.

Complete the following Health and Safety Requirements forms:

  • Physical Examination Upon admission to the program, students are required to present proof of the following immunizations and screenings: TB test (using CDC guidelines for two step method or chest X-ray), measles, rubella screening, diphtheria, tetanus, mumps, hepatitis B, and varicella. These may be done at the University Student Health Center on campus for a fee or at a private physician’s office. Students who do not desire the required rubella or hepatitis B immunization must sign a waiver.
  • Communicable Disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • Copy of current CPR certification: Each year, students must provide documentation of CPR certification for adults, children and infants using one and two man methods, and AED training (American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association course “C” Health Care Providers).Copy of transcripts from previous universities

Liability Insurance: Liability insurance is required for all students who have been formally accepted into the athletic training program. Insurance fees are automatically billed from clinical course student fee’s account through the Department Administrators.

Transportation and Uniforms: Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites and are required to buy their own uniforms (some uniforms will be provided by the athletic department), in accordance with the program dress code.

Change of Major or Transfer Students: Currently, all requests for transfer into the degree major, either by students from another university or by students looking to change majors, are handled on a case by case basis. Usually, complete the prerequisite courses and then apply for the program. Transfer students must also meet the above criteria, both for admission to the prospective year, and acceptance into the major.No transfer athletic training classes will be accepted, but other course work may be allowed on an individual basis.This selection process is competitive and successful completion of prerequisite course does not guarantee acceptance.

Send or deliver completed applications to:

Rod Harter
Jowers Center/HHP Department
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 78666