Athletic Training Program 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 competitve admissions process, which limits acceptance to 15 new students per year. Acceptance into the program is based on the following material completed and submitted to the Program Director on or before April 1st:

  • Application form
  • Be a full-time student at Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Copy of college transcripts – students must have maintained 2.75 overall grade point average while at NWU
  • Completed or be in the process of completing AT/HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care with a “B” or better
  • Completed or in the process of completing AT/HHP 1300 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completed 30 hours of observation under a certified athletic trainer
  • Essay
  • Three recommendation forms, one of which must be from an allied health professional

Application materials 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
  • Current vaccination/immunization record
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or sign a waiver
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Certification
  • Responding to Emergencies First Aid Certification
  • Have read and signed the Technical Standards in Athletic Training document (located in the ATP Policy and Procedure Manual)
  • Have a physical on file with the program director
  • Submit proof of health insurance
  • Complete a background check

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers 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 Program, policies specific to transfer students and student athletes are explained in the NWU ATP 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 until April 1st of each year. The Program's Athletic Training Selection Committee (ATSC) is composed of the ATP faculty. The ATSC reviews applications and selects students for admission to the athletic training program based on academic transcripts, recommendation forms, application and essay, observation hours, and the interview process.