Athletic Training Education

Program Admissions Requirements

Students interested in becoming part of the Athletic Training Program at Liberty University must first apply and proceed through the screening process. Typically, during your first semester you enroll in ATTR 200 and BIOL 211 (if available).

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 15 each year. View provisional acceptance criteria

Full Acceptance

Full acceptance will be based upon successful completion of Provisional (level one) Athletic Training Student status. Grades will be reviewed along with the Provisional Level clinical performance evaluations as determined by your Approved Clinical Instructors (ACI). View full acceptance criteria

Transfer student procedure

Students transferring to Liberty University who are interested in entering the Athletic Training Program must first 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.

It is highly likely that the competencies covered in the transferring courses may differ from those covered in Liberty University's courses.  However, if a transfer student feels certain competencies have been completed, the student must provide the Program Director with written documentation from his/her former school's Program Director.  This documentation must include a weekly log of hours, a list of completed clinical experiences and competencies and a statement signed by the Program Director verifying satisfactory completion of the competencies in question. All competencies must meet the standards set forth by the accrediting body. Any request for course credit transfer must be made to the Program Director.

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 $93 for Virginia District 3 members annually
ATSA Membership $15 annually
Liability Insurance This cost is currently covered by the ATEP.
TB skin Test $17 annually
Health Exam $100 (if a full physical is performed at Liberty University Health Services)
CPR $20 incurred over three years (includes initial certification and recertification)
Background check $20-$60 depending 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 30 miles off campus. No Athletic Training Student will be assigned more than one clinical rotation farther than 30 miles from campus.
Designated Clothing Certain dress codes are required and vary among clinical sites. The estimated cost is dependent on the student’s current clothing considerations. This cost may include ATEP collared shirts and tee shirts.


Clinical Education Program

Athletic training students are required to master the competencies in athletic training and the list of clinical proficiencies set forth by CAATE. Liberty University's clinical education program consists of six courses, which students begin during their third semester in the program: ATTR 220, 221, 320, 321, 420 and 421. During your clinical experience, you will be assigned not to a team, but to one of Liberty University's Approved Clinical Instructors (ACI), in either an on- or off-campus clinical setting. Please note that due to the nature of the program students admitted into the program during their sophomore year will be challenged even more since they will have less time to complete the modules.

Program Retention Standards

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