Admission Requirements


All students must meet the following criteria prior to being officially admitted into the program:

  1. Admission to East Texas Baptist University. Athletic Training should be indicated as the major on the application.
  2. Submission of Athletic Training Educational Program application to Program Director. The application includes the following:
    • Two letters of reference (one from a current professor, plus one other. It may not come from a family member).
    • Written essay outlining professional goals and objectives which should reflect a sincere interest in athletic training as a profession. 
    • Proof of current immunization records 
    • Completed Health Screening / Physical Form
    • 90 hours of Clinical Observation 
    • Proof of HBV or declination of such
    • Signed Technical Standards Contract
    • Signed First Responder Contract
  3. Completion of a personal interview with the ATEP Committee
  4. Successful completion of the following courses and a Cumulative GPA of 2.60
    • KINE 1141 Basic Techniques in Athletic Training I - Introduction to AT
    • KINE 1142 Basic Techniques in Athletic Training II - Taping & Bracing  
    • KINE 1306 First Aid & Safety
    • KINE 2302 Care of Injuries

The Athletic Training Education Program's admission process is competitive in nature, with only a limited number of candidates being officially admitted each year. The deadline for admission to the program is February 15th of each year. All general education requirements are offered at ETBU or may be transferred from another college or university. Courses within the major must be taken at ETBU. Transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis in reference to the major courses. The profession of athletic training is physically as well as emotionally demanding. Students seeking a degree in athletic training must have certain abilities and skills relevant to the profession. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities; however, athletic training students are expected to perform in a reasonably independent manner. Athletic training students will be expected to perform clinical proficiency skills in a laboratory setting as well as real-life situations.

This information can also be found in the ATEP Policy and Procedure Handbook as well as the university catalog.