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Admission to Athletic Training Program

As a student (freshman or transfer) at the University of Kansas, you will need to apply to the professional Athletic Training program offered through the Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences.  Admission to the professional Athletic Training program at KU is limited and competitive, and applications are reviewed on an annual basis.  KU students will apply to the professional program during spring semester of freshman year. Applicants are encouraged to review the Athletic Training Program Application Checklist (pdf) before applying.

  • Admission to the University of Kansas as a Pre-Athletic Training Student 
  • Admission to the KU School of Education Professional Athletic Training Program (Online applications due Feb. 1)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion* of the following courses with a minimum grade of a “C.”
    1. BIOL 240 Human Anatomy Lecture (3)
    2. HSES 250 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
    3. HSES 251 Foundations of Athletic Training (3) (Signed Technical Standards; Completion of Blood-borne Pathogen Training; Completion of HIPPA Training; Completion of AT observation hours.)
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the time of application
  • Completion of a personal interview with the KU ATP Selection Committee. Interviews are held by invitation after minimum requirements are met. Interviews will be conducted during the month of March, each year.

*May be currently enrolled in courses during the application process, and must successfully complete for full program admission.

Begin the program application process today.


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