Due to the specific sequence of courses that allows basic knowledge and skills to progress to advanced clinical levels, it is vital that all students interested in pursuing the Athletic Training Major be advised, at entrance, by a faculty advisor within the ATEP. Students must communicate with that advisor on a regular basis.
Admission Requirements. Admission into the Athletic Training Major is competitive and highly selective. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements listed below are not guaranteed admission into the major. Applications for fall semester ATEP admission are due by March 31 each year. Selections are made pending final spring semester grades. The following are the minimum requirements for admission. (Transfer students must be accepted to ULV prior to applying to the major):
- Completion of 56 semester hours with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
- Completion of MSS 235 and MSS 237, and BIOL 101 or BIOL 201 with a combined minimum GPA of 2.5.
- 75 athletic training observation hours and a performance evaluation.
- A physical examination by an M.D. with verification of ability to perform ergonomic tasks and compliance with the program's Technical Standards (listed in ULV's "ATEP Policies and Procedures Manual").1
- Verification of current immunizations, including Hepatitis B, MMR, tetanus, polio, and a negative TB test.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Current First Aid/CPR certification.
- A completed ATEP Application Form.
- A written essay.
- An interview.
The scoring rubric for the ATEP selection process is included in the "ATEP Policies and Procedures Manual," available in downloadable form at http://athletictraining.ulv.edu/asp/Site/AdmissionStandards
Athletic Training Core Requirements:
MSS 235 Introduction to Athletic Training (4)
MSS 237 Techniques and Observation in Athletic Training (2)
MSS 324 Evaluation & Assessment of Athletic Injuries -- Lower Extremities (4)
MSS 325 Athletic Training Practicum I (1)
MSS 326 Evaluation & Assessment of Athletic Injuries -- Upper Extremities (4)
MSS 327 Athletic Training Practicum II (1)
MSS 328 Assessment and Evaluation of Head and Spinal Injuries (4)
MSS 400 General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training (2)
MSS 410 Exercise and Rehabilitation (4)
MSS 411 Athletic Training Practicum III (1)
MSS 412 Therapeutic Modalities (4)
MSS 415 Management and Administration in Athletic Training (4)
MSS 418 Special Topics in Athletic Training (2)
MSS 454 Athletic Training -Team Management (2)
One MSS elective
Sports Sciences Core Requirements:
BIOL 343 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 344 Human Physiology (4)
MSS 151 Health and Fitness Strategies (4)
MSS 323 Scientific Principles of Movement (2)
MSS 345 Methods of Research, Assessment, and Evaluation (4)
MSS 455 Kinesiology (4)
MSS 456 Physiology of Exercise (4)
MSS 499 Senior Seminar (4)
Athletic Training students are required to take PSY 101, Principles of Psychology, as part of their general education requirements.
GPA requirement for program retention and graduating with the B.S. in Athletic Training is 2.5 overall. The ULV GPA requirement for most other majors is 2.0 overall.
1 ATEP is a rigorous and intense program. The Technical Standards establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to ATEP to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer and meet the expectations of CAAHEP. All students must meet the Technical Standards to be admitted to and continue in ATEP. In the event a student is unable to fulfill the Technical Standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, he or she will not be admitted to or retained in ATEP.