Program Admission Information
The applicants will be ranked according to the information that was submitted in the Application Packet in the following manner.
- HPER 128 Course Journal - 10 pts
- Grade Point Average - 20 pts
- 20 pts. 3.81-4.0
- 19 pts. 3.65-3.80
- 18 pts. 3.49-3.64
- 17 pts. 3.33- 3.48
- 16 pts. 3.17 - 3.32
- 15 pts. 3.01 - 3.16
- 14 pts. 3.00-2.81
- 13 pts. 2.80-2.75
- 12 pts. 2.74-2.60
- 11 pts. 2.59-2.50
- 10 pts. 2.49-2.0
- 0 pts. less than 2.0
- Proof of First Aid/CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer or Enrollment in HPER 210 prior to clinical experience
- Medical Examination Form - 5 pts
- Immunization Documentation - 5 pts
- Recommendations - 10 pts
- Written Goal Statement - 10 pts
- Technical Standards - 10 pts
- Interview - 10 pts
- Criminal Background Clearance
Applicants who submit the application requirements (1-8 above) and obtain a minimum of 47 points out of the 70 points will be granted an interview with the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee (ATPSC), the ATPSC may grant interviews upon their discretion if the 47/70 points are not met if the committee has a majority consensus on this topic. The ATPSC may elect to conditionally admit a student to the ATP. Any student conditionally admitted to the ATP will receive written notification on the stipulations for the conditional admittance with instructions on what needs to be done to become fully admitted to the ATP. Students will be expected to act and dress for a professional interview. All interviewed applicants will be ranked according to their cumulative scores on items 1-9 above. Applicants must a complete an FBI and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) criminal background check. Refer to the section titled Criminal Background Check for further information regarding the background investigation. Background investigations take on average 4-5 weeks to be returned and therefor will be handed in after the admission notifications have been received by the students with the dates for criminal background check paperwork to be returned to the program director stated in the admissions letter. Students will be tentatively admitted pending the Criminal Background Investigation results and given that the grade verification at the end of the semester meets the course grade/ grade point average requirements. The studentís tentative admission status will become full admission status based upon background investigation results and grade verification at the beginning of the next semester. Up to ten students will be admitted each spring semester. The ATPSC has the authority to increase or decrease the number of applicants admitted based on the number of Preceptors available and the current enrollment in the Athletic Training Program. After the top ten applicants are ranked the remaining applicants will be listed as "alternates" for the current semester. If for some reason one of the top ten ranked applicants does not take their position, the ATPSC may offer admission to the highest ranked student from the alternate list. Students will receive a letter regarding the admittance decision within 4 weeks after the interview process.
The application deadline is April 1st each year.
Prior to admission students must complete and meet course admission and prerequisites. Students are required to submit proof of immunization with the course admission packet to the Director of the Athletic Training Program. Student who choose not to take HBV immunizations need to provide in writing that they have chosen to decline HBV Immunization. At the current time there are no immunizations for hepatitis C and HIV. The medical examination form must be completed prior to student's admission to the program and turned in to the Director of the Athletic Training Program. Passing of the medical examination does not ensure acceptance into the program.
The medical exam meets the requirements set forth by the CAATE for accreditation purposes and ensures that students can fulfill the technical standards to complete the Athletic Training Program. If deemed necessary by the physician or program director, the student may be referred to special services for further evaluation to determine if the student has special needs that can be met to educate the student.
Students may obtain Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Training through HPER 210 or may elect to become certified through the Red Cross or American Heart Association. Students are required to have this training prior to clinical experiences and must maintain certification throughout the entire program. Proof of CPR/AED professional rescuer training will be housed with the Director of the Athletic Training Program; the Director of Clinical Education, and must be shown to the clinical site at the beginning of each clinical rotation.
OSHA/Blood borne pathogen training will be completed on a yearly basis. Proof of OSHA/Blood borne pathogen training will be kept on file with the Director of Athletic Training Program. The proof will contain, date, time, names of those attended; place training took place, the organization offering the training, and the credentials of the individual/s providing the training.