Athletic Training


Admission Requirements

The “candidate” athletic training student must complete the requirements prior to being officially accepted into the program. Once all application materials are submitted, “candidate” athletic training students will have a formal interview with the athletic training faculty. Performance during the candidacy period is very important in the selection process. There are no guarantees for program admission even if all of the requirements are completed.

Application to the athletic training program is divided into two phases. PHASE ONE the “candidate” athletic training student submits pre-acceptance application materials by the April 1st deadline. Next, the “candidate” athletic training student who meets qualifications for acceptance is granted a formal interview. After being accepted into the athletic training program, the athletic training student completes PHASE TWO by submitting the remaining application materials by the August 1st deadline. The following are the Phase One and Phase Two requirements to be eligible for full admission to Park University's Athletic Training Program:

Phase One: Pre-Acceptance Application Checklist
Submission of the following application materials by the April 1st deadline.
  1. Application Form
  2. Application Essay Form
  3. Three Recommendation Letters
  4. Transcripts (Park University and Transfer)
  5. Technical Standards Form
  6. Have completed or be currently enrolled in the following prerequisite courses.
    • AT 150 Introduction to Athletic Training
    • BI 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent
    • AT 231 First Aid and Emergency Cardiac Care or equivalent
  7. Concluded the spring semester with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  8. Formal Interview

Phase Two: Post-Acceptance Application Checklist
Submission of the following application materials by the August 1st deadline.
  1. Proof of Immunization Form
    • Proof of immunization must be approved by a licensed M.D., D.O., F.N.P or P.A only.
    • Students who can’t provide verification of immunizations records to their health care provider will need to take additional steps. These steps include laboratory work that test serological titers to determine whether or not you are actually immune to certain diseases. All costs associated with such tests will be the responsibility of the student.
  2. Assumption of Risk Waiver Form
    • Students who have not been previously vaccinated against Hepatitis B can opt out of the vaccination program.
  3. Pre-participation Examination Form
    • Pre-participation examination must be completed within the last three months
    • Pre-participation examination must be signed by a licensed M.D., D.O., F.N.P or P.A only.