Major Requirements for Athletic Training
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
HPER Complex East 208
firstname.lastname@example.org (Pre-Athletic Training)
email@example.com (Current Athletic Training Students)
Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 73-78
The CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program (ATP) provides students with an integrated knowledge and clinical understanding of athletic training techniques and their application within sports medicine. Through a cooperative effort of disciplines, a curriculum has been designed that will provide didactic and hands-on learning opportunities leading to a mastery of athletic training skills. Additionally, a variety of clinical settings within University of Utah athletic teams, SLC area sports medicine clinics, high schools, and professional sports teams prepare the students for a career in athletic training. The ATP at the University of Utah prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Students who successfully complete the ATP and pass the BOC exam are eligible to be licensed and to practice across the country, including in the state of Utah.
Athletic Training Program majors are required to pay a program fee. This fee is added to a student’s tuition bill through income accounting each semester a student is enrolled in the program. The current fee is $1000 per semester while enrolled in the program, totaling $5000.
The purpose of the ATP is to provide a comprehensive health care education that focuses on the physically active while preparing students for successful completion of the Board of Certification exam through formal instruction in prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, and management of injuries with clinical experiences in a variety of settings.
Admission to the ATP is competitive in nature with a typical acceptance of 22 students accepted in any single academic year. Prospective athletic training majors must submit complete ATP application to HPER E, 208 by 4:30 P.M. on October 31st (Students are permitted to be enrolled in prerequisite courses during the fall term application process). Criteria evaluated for admission to ATP include but is not be limited to:
- Grades in ATSM 3300 , ATSM 3310 , & BIOL 2325
- Official transcripts if prerequisite coursework is from a transfer institution
- Documentation of at least 20 hours of observation signed by an ATC
- A formal interview with the admission committee
- Two Letter of Recommendation forms (accompanying letters will be reviewed)
- Submit a signed copy of the technical standards
- A 500 word personal interest statement
- Provide evidence of completed vaccinations or test for Hepatitis B, TB, MMR, and TDAP
*All application materials can be found online at www.health.utah.edu/physical-therapy-athletic-training under the “APPLY” link.
Students who wish to receive a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must complete the following:
- Complete supervised athletic training clinical experience over a minimum of a 2-year period and a minimum of 1200 and maximum of 2000 clinically assigned hours
- Maintain a 2.8 or higher overall GPA
- Maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA in all major required courses
- Participate in clinical experiences at pre-season fall camp beginning August 1st
- Completion of catalog year major requirements
- Follow ATP procedures and policies as outlined in the ATP Handbook
- Successful completion of 3 program practicals each year according to the program criteria appropriate for the student’s academic level
- Completion of all major required courses with a minimum of a C.
Honors in Athletic Training
Students seeking an HBS in Athletic Training must complete:
Pre-Athletic Training Courses
Completed before or during application to the ATP
Completed either prior or after admittance in ATP
Athletic Training Core Courses
Optional Athletic Training Electives