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Athletic Training Education

Program Admissions Requirements

Students interested in becoming part of the Athletic Training Program at Liberty University must first apply to the program and proceed through the acceptance process. Typically, during your first semester you will enroll in ATTR 200 and follow the Course Sequencing Plan.

Entrance into the Athletic Training Program is competitive and students must gain entry into the program as outlined below.

Pre-Professional Student

Students interested in becoming part of the Athletic Training Program at Liberty University should initially enroll in ATTR 200, along with available General Studies requirements. The second semester would then consist of enrolling in ATTR 210 and HLTH 216. View technical admission standards

Provisional Acceptance

The second step towards formal admission is the Provisional Application process. Applications for provisional admission should be submitted by April 1 each year. View provisional acceptance criteria

Full Acceptance

Full acceptance will be based upon successful completion of Provisional Admission Criteria, successful completion of required academic courses, and successful completion of 3 provisional clinical rotations.  Students will be ranked then reviewed by the ATP admissions committee for final approval. View full acceptance criteria

Transfer student procedure

Students transferring to Liberty University who are interested in entering the ATP must declare this intention in writing to the Program Director. Due to the unique characteristics and background of each individual, a transfer student will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine his/her suitability for the program as well as an appropriate entry level. This evaluation will be made only after the Program Director has received the following:
Transfer students must meet the following criteria and provide the following information to be provisionally accepted into LU’s ATP:

  1. Candidates must be in good academic standing with previous university as well as Liberty University and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Completion of provisional application
  3. Copy of your official transcripts from prior academic institutions
  4. Medical history form signed by your family physician. The form shall include an endorsement by the physician that states the student is physically able to meet the requirements of the program (See Technical Standards).
  5. Meet the Technical Standards Policy for admission into the program.

        •     Vaccination records, including: Rubella, Tetanus, Mumps, Polio, Chicken Pox and HBV vaccination.


The above documents and materials must be submitted to Liberty University's AT Program Director by August 1 to be assured an opportunity to be provisionally accepted.

 

Fees and Expenses

In addition to normal university tuition and fees, students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program may incur additional expenses.  The following are cost estimates for the current year:

NATA Membership $103.00 annually
ATSA Membership $25.00 annually
Liability Insurance This cost is currently covered by the ATP.  Students can purchase their own liability insurance as well.
TB skin Test Centra Student Health Center, $15.00 annually
Health Exam Cost varies on location and insurance coverage, annually (beginning fall 2016) (LU Student Health Center - $180.00)
CPR $20 incurred over three years (includes initial certification and recertification)
Background check $35.00-$60.00 (varies on jurisdiction)
Transportation costs Students are responsible for providing all transportation and associated expenses to off-campus clinical sites. The cost varies, with some sites being as far as 40 miles off campus. No Athletic Training Student will be assigned more than one clinical rotation farther than 40 miles from campus.
Designated Clothing Students will be provided 1 LU Athletic Training collared polo annually. If students want more than 1 collared polo shirt, student is responsible for purchasing additional LU Athletic Training apparel. Dress codes may vary among clinical sites. Students are expected to have a minimum of 1 collared polo, khaki pants, and khaki shorts. The estimated cost is dependent on the student’s current clothing considerations.
BOC certification exam During the students last semester he/she will be allowed to sit for the BOC exam. Exam fees vary depending on whether the student is a NATA member.  NATA Member $335.00 – Non-Member $360.00 


Clinical Education Program

Athletic training students are required to master the competencies required for entry-level professional practice as determined by the athletic training program and the list of clinical proficiencies set forth by the program’s accreditation body (CAATE). Liberty University's clinical education program consists of five courses (ATTR 221, 320, 321, 420, and 421), which students begin during their first semester following full acceptance third semester in the program. During your clinical experience, you will be assigned not to a team, but to one of Liberty University's Clinical preceptors, in either an on- or off-campus clinical setting.

Program Retention Standards

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