Samantha Wilson, EdD, ATC, LAT, CPT
Athletic Training Program Director
Weary Center, Room 220
Lincoln, NE 68504
swilson2 [at] nebrwesleyan.edu
Athletic Training Program Admission Requirements
After August 1, 2022, the NWU Athletic Training Program will no longer be accepting applications into the undergraduate program. Undergraduate students interested in a masters degree in athletic training may apply to the MAT program that will start in May of 2025.
The undergraduate Athletic Training program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training. Students who wish to pursue this degree must be formally admitted to the program. This is a selective admissions program with a competitive admission process. Acceptance into the program is based on the admission material completed and submitted to the Program Director (or postmarked) on or before March 15. To see all admissions requirements, visit the Athletic Training Program website. Contact the Program Director for application materials.
Students typically apply the spring semester of their freshman year. Transfer students usually apply the spring semester before they intend to enter the program. Acceptance into the program is based on the following material completed and submitted into the Program Director on or before March 15:
- Application form and essay (accounts for 20% of overall application)
- Copy of college transcripts – students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 while in the program. (accounts for 25% of overall application)
- Three recommendation forms, one of which must come from an allied health professional (accounts for 25% of overall application)
- Interview with the Selection Committee (accounts for 30% of overall application)
- Completed or be in the process of completing AT/HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care with a “B” or better (p/f)
- Completed or in the process of completing AT/HHP 1300 Prevention and Care of
Athletic Injuries with a grade of “B” or better (p/f)
- Complete 30 hours of observation under a certified athletic trainer within the past year (p/f)
- Be a full-time student at Nebraska Wesleyan University (upon starting the program)
After the application materials for the Athletic Training Program are submitted, they are reviewed by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee and qualified applicants will interview with the committee. Applicants must score in the top 80% of the application process to be considered to be admitted into the program.
Student Transfer Policy
Transfer students need to contact the NWU Athletic Training Program Director early in the recruiting process. Transfer students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- 2.75 overall grade point average
- Completed or be in the process of completing AT/HHP 1270 Advanced
Emergency Care with a "B" (3.0) or better
- Completed or be in the process of completing AT/HHP 1300 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better
- Complete 30 hours of observation under a certified athletic trainer
Prospective transfer students must have successfully completed AT/HHP 1270 and AT/HHP 1300 at an accredited institution of higher education and upon consultation with the Program Director to determine proficiency mastery. Prospective students that have not completed AT/HHP 11270 and/or AT/HHP 1300 are ineligible to apply until they have successfully completed both of those courses. If admitted, transfer athletic training students will be required to complete six semesters of clinical experiences at NWU. The Athletic Training Program is a competitive enrollment program.
Administration opens this program equally to both men and women, and will not discriminate according to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disabling conditions. Process and due dates subject to change based on the approval of the program director.