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Major Areas of Study: Athletic Training

Entrance requirements

Students who wish to apply for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) enter Muskingum University identified as Pre-Athletic Training students. Pre-AT students spend their first year at Muskingum fulfilling requirements that allow the student to apply for formal admission. Applications for admission to the ATEP are due by April 1 during the spring semester of a Pre-Athletic Training student's first year.

Admission to the ATEP is highly competitive. Admission to Muskingum University and fulfillment of the requirements to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Depending on the slots available between 8-12 students are accepted each year. Those accepted into the formal ATEP complete an intense three year regimen including classroom and laboratory instruction as well as clinical rotations.

Each student who applies is interviewed by a Selection Committee. Once spring semester grades are posted final decisions are made by the committee. All applicants are notified of their success during the summer. If accepted into the program students are required to accomplish specific tasks during the summer in anticipation of beginning the formal part of the program in the fall of their second year. Failure to complete the tasks may jeopardize the retention of the slot a student has been accepted into.

Requirements for application

  • Course work
    • ATHT 110, ATHT 120, HLTH 200, PSYC 101, HLSC 101, HLSC 110, PHED 149

  • First-year GPA at least 2.75

  • No AT major course grade below a C

  • Must have mastered all required competencies in courses taken during first year

  • Must pass the Candidate Assessment quiz

  • Hours of observation

  • Required to attend a practice and competition from a list of sports as part of the AT staff

  • Completion of technical standards form

  • Submission of Recommendation Assessment Forms (2 recommendations)

  • Interview with Selection Committee (interview granted if only if requirements are met)

  • Application submitted to the ATEP Director by April 1

Additional Requirements

  • Once accepted Athletic Training students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and must not have a grade in the AT major below a “C”. If this standard is not met the student may be placed on probation. (See probation policy)

  • Students accepted must also arrive each fall having met all program requirements including but not limited to immunizations and current valid CPR training.


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