Additional Admission Requirements
GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Score of 525 paper-based, 197 computer-based, 71 Internet-based.
Verification and Demonstration of Technical Standards
Students will receive a copy of the program’s technical standards as part of the application process. They will be asked to verify that they have received a copy, understand the concepts and work with the program if accommodations are necessary. Technical standards set the guidelines for the application process and progress in the major by describing the essential skills considered necessary for admitted students to possess in order to complete the responsibilities associated with being an athletic training student and subsequently, a practicing athletic trainer. Technical Standards are requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Technical standards are assessed at the time of application, during progress and for completion of the program. Skills are described in five areas: cognitive ability/skills, psychomotor skill, affective behaviors, interpersonal skills, and knowledge or/interest in the profession of athletic training. The technical standards also describe policy statements regarding accommodations, standards of English as a second language, and eligibility requirements for the BOC national certifying examination and state licensing examinations.
Other Minimum Selection Criteria
The criteria listed below represents additional pre-requisite requirements.
Completed Health Assessment
Verification of Technical Standards
Cumulative (or Junior-Senior) GPA of 3.0 or better
Completion of the Athletic Training Observation Record
Completed Athletic Training Program application, letter of interest, three letter of reference and a personal interview
Successful completion (C or better) of the following courses or their equivalents.*
Basic and Applied Sciences
- Eight (8) credits Chemistry
- BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy
- BIOL 325 - Mammalian Physiology
- PE 350 - Exercise Physiology
- PE 454 - Biomechanics
- NURS 323 - Introduction of Pathophysiology**
- PSYC 417 - Health Psychology - OR -
- PSYC 451 - Abnormal Psychology
- HDFS 210 - Lifespan Development
General Health Science Courses
- NFS 221 - Survey of Nutrition
- AT 164 - Introduction to Athletic Training
* Students may be asked to submit syllabi from courses or demonstrate competence in specific discipline areas if they completed courses to an institution other than SDSU.
**If a student is unable to complete an undergraduate course in Pathophysiology, they will have the option of completing NURS 323: Pathophysiology or PE 550: Clinical Exercise Physiology in the spring of their first program year.