Admission Requirements

Due to the nature of the athletic training major, students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree must be formally admitted to the program. This is a selective admissions program, which limits acceptance to 12 students per year. Acceptance into the program is based on the following material completed and turned into the Program Director on April 1st:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Copy of college transcripts - students must have maintained 2.75 overall grade point average while at NWU
  • Completed or in the process of completing AT/HHP 105 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completed or be in the process of completing AT/HHP 106 Advanced Emergency Care with a “B” or better
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from an allied health professional
  • Complete 30 hours of observation under a certified athletic trainer
  • Complete an athletic training questionnaire
  • Be a full-time student at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Application material can be obtained through contacting the Program Director. Upon acceptance into the program the student must submit the following before clinical experiences can begin:

  • TB skin test
  • Be current on all vaccinations and submit an immunization record
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or sign a waiver
  • Have read and signed the Technical Standards in Athletic Training document (located in the ATEP Policy and Procedure Manual)
  • Have a physical on file with the Program Director
  • Submit proof of health insurance
  • Complete a background check

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.

Athletic training students admitted to the program may incur additional costs and fees associated with clinical experiences. Retention within the Athletic Training Education Program, policies specific to transfer students and student athletes are stated in the NWU ATEP Policy and Procedure manual.

All applications must be postmarked by April 1st to be considered for admission for the fall semester of that calendar year.

Selection of Athletic Training Students

The program accepts applications from January through April 1st of each year. The Program Director, Head Athletic Trainer, Clinical Coordinator, and Assistant Athletic Trainer compose the ATSC. The ATSC reviews applications and selects students for admission to the athletic training program based on: academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, clinical observation hours, and the interviewing process.