Pre-Professional Phase Admission Requirements

A prospective student interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training needs to complete the Pre-Professional Phase admission requirements outlined below. 

The Pre-Professional Phase admission requirements are located below and must be on file with the Program Director by March 1st to assure full consideration into the ATP for the next fall semester. Applications received after March 1st until May 1st will be reviewed only if the next beginning class in not full. Applications will not be accepted after May 1st for the upcoming academic year. Please contact the Program Director or Clinical Education Coordinator for additional information regarding the number of available opening in the ATP for the next beginning class. After all admission materials are received, prospective student's are sent an admittance letter verifying acceptance into the Pre-Professional Phase.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please click here to print a copy of the application instructions and procedures for the Pre-Professional Phase. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the ATP Education Coordinator if they have any questions.

  1. ADMISSION TO WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY: Please click here to complete the online admission application. 
  2. ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM APPLICATION: The ATP application can be located here. The application must be sent with the letter of interest.
  3. LETTER OF INTEREST: This must be a formal letter, submitted by the applicant, detailing their interest in the ATP and career goals in athletic training. This letter must be sent with the completed application.
  4. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Three letters of recommendation must be acquired by the applicants. These letters should by submitted by professionals who are familiar with the applicant's personality, background, and work ethic. They can include letters from former teachers, employers, coaches, etc. Letters from family members are not recommended. Please complete a recommendation cover sheet and give it to each person writing letters of recommendation to include with their letter. Please click here to obtain the recommendation cover sheet.

Admission to the Athletic Training Program will only be considered after all of the above steps are completed. 


Professional Phase Admission Requirements

Please complete this application if you are a current WSU freshmen AT major enrolled in HPS 114, HPS 130, & HPS 317. 

The Professional Phase admission requirements are located below. All materials, excluding course grades, personal interview, and observation hours must be on file with the Education Coordinator by November 15th of the Pre-Professional Phase fall semester. Letters are sent to students regarding formal admittance into the Professional Phase after the personal interview and final grades are issued by approximately December 20th.

  1. PROFESSIONAL PHASE INSTRUCTION AND CHECKLIST: To print a copy of the instructions and checklist for the Professional Phase click here. Please follow these instructions carefully as they pertain to each requirement listed below. Students are encouraged to contact the ATP Education Coordinator if they have any questions.
  2. TECHNICAL STANDARDS: The technical standards form can be located by clicking here. This form must be thoroughly read and signed.
  3. HEALTH EXAMINATION RECORD: The health examination record can be located by clicking here. The health examination record must be printed and completed by a licensed physician (MD or DO), physician assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (NP). Only the Verification Form needs to be returned.
  4. IMMUNIZATION RECORD: Students MUST take a current copy of up-to-date immunizations to the health examination and have their immunization record reviewed by the attending licensed MD, DO, PA, or NP. A list of required immunizations are located in the instructions.
  5. CPR CERTIFICATION: Proof of current adult, child, and infant CPR, First Aid, and and AED certification must be submitted. This can be earned through HPS 317 - CPR, First Aid and AED for the Professional Rescuer. Certification is available through the local chapters of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
  6. OBSERVATION HOURS: A completed record of 100 observation hours per semester is earned during the Pre-Professional Phase. It is the students responsibility to record the hours. The observation hours log must be signed by the supervising Preceptor.
  7. STUDENT LIABILITY INSURANCE: Students are required to have their own personal liability insurance which covers a minimum of $1,000,00/$3,000,000 aggregate. Student liability insurance can be purchased online through http://www.hpso.com for approximately $30 per year.
  8. BACKGROUND SECURITY CHECK: Students are required to have a personal background security check. Please contact the ATP Education Coordinator for access codes to this website. Personal background security checks can be done online through www.validityacademics.com for approximately $50.
  9. PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE: Photo copy of health insurance card either through the parents/guardians or the student can purchase health insurance through Student Health Services.
  10. PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH ATEP ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND FACULTY MEMBERS: A personal interview is required before formal admittance into the Professional Phase. The interview is considered formal and professional by the ATP and appropriate dress is required.
  11. COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES WITH A "B" AVERAGE:
    • HPS 114 - Introduction to Athletic Training
    • HPS 317 - CPR, First Aid, and AED for the Professional Rescuer
    • HPS 130 - Taping and Bandaging in Athletic Training
    • HP 203 - Medical Terminology

The total clinical experience is a minimum of a eight-semester program (including observations). Maximum enrollment is limited to 60 - 65 students. Position openings are limited to 12 -15 per academic calendar year. Prospective students are admitted for the fall semester only. Therefore, admission to the program is very competitive. The above information is transferred onto a Candidate Evaluation Form to reveal the most qualified candidates. The subjective information obtained during the interview with the admission committee and during observation hours may be used to aid in the selection of students. If a student is admitted, they will be responsible for completing all requirements within the admission policy.