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Admission Requirements

Admittance into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is competitive and selective. Completion of the application standards does not guarantee admission into the ATEP. Final admission into the program rests with the decision of the ATEP Selection Committee. Enrollment in the ATEP is typically limited to twelve students per academic year. The ATEP does institute an Ability to Benefit Policy as well as a Conditional Acceptance Policy. These policies allow a candidate to be considered for entry into the ATEP despite not meeting all requirements because of unusual and/or extenuating circumstances which may have potentially affected their application process. Successful completion of the ATEP is necessary for the completion of the Athletic Training major. Students interested in entry into the ATEP are considered Pre-Athletic Training majors and must:

  • Declare pre-athletic training major
  • Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better by the end of the semester of application:
    • HL 251 (must be taken at SEMO)
    • HL 280 (must be taken at SEMO)
    • MA 134 or higher
    • EN 140
    • PY 101
    • BS 113
    • BS 114
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Provide proof of current:
    • First Aid certification
    • Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certification.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the technical standards of admission including a signed technical standards form.
  • Current physical examination.
  • Provide proof of current:
    • TB screening
    • MMR
    • tetanus
    • Hepatitis B (or HBV declination).
  • Completion of Bloodborne Pathogen Training.
  • Demonstrate compliance with all the ATEP's policies and procedures
  • Complete a formal interview with members of the ATEP Selection Committee.
  • Complete an entrance written examination. (HL 280)
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation utilizing the form within the ATEP application.
  • Submission of the completed ATEP application


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