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Athletic Training (B.S.) Admission Requirements

Pre-Admission Requirements

Students considering a career in Athletic Training should understand this program will prepare them to be an Allied Health professional thus a significant level of scientific and medical preparation is required. Prospective Athletic Training students should have successfully completed college preparatory courses in biology, chemistry, advanced biology (or human anatomy and physiology) and ideally, physics. They also should have successfully completed mathematics courses at least through Algebra II.

Participation in Liberty University Intercollegiate Athletics or other extensive outside activities is not recommended due to the rigor of Liberty University’s Athletic Training Program and time commitment of clinical experiences.

Program Admissions Requirements

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

Students interested in Liberty University’s Athletic Training Program must apply to the program and proceed through the acceptance processes. The Athletic Training Program has two acceptance processes: Initial and Full acceptance.

Pre-Professional Student

Pre-Professional students must enroll in ATTR 200 & 205 during their first semester on campus to be eligible for admission into the program and stay on track to graduate in four years. Students must also take ATTR 210 & 211 prior to admittance into Liberty University’s Athletic Training Program. Greater detail regarding the program’s curriculum and course sequencing is available using the Program of Study (DCP) link.

Initial Acceptance

The first step towards initial acceptance into Liberty University’s Athletic Training Program is to complete the initial application and meet the initial acceptance criteria. Initial applications will be available in ATTR 210 or by contacting the Program Director. This application is due annually by April 15.

Full Acceptance

Full acceptance will be based upon the successful completion of the Full Acceptance Criteria. Students must meet all of the Full Acceptance criteria to be accepted. The Athletic Training Program’s Admissions Committee will review each student’s application material to determine which students will be fully accepted. Initial applications will be available in ATTR 225 or by contacting the Program Director. This application is due annually by November 15.

Transfer Student Procedure

Students transferring to Liberty University who are interested in entering the Athletic Training Program must contact the Program Director by August 1 to declare his/her intention to major in Athletic Training at Liberty University. Due to the unique characteristics and background of each individual, transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether they will be Initially Accepted. This evaluation will be made only after the Program Director has received all of the following:

  • Candidates must be in good academic standing with the previous university as well as Liberty University and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of initial application
  • Copy of all official transcripts from prior academic institutions
  • 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).
  • Meet the Technical Standards Policy for admission into the program.
  • Vaccination records, including Rubella, Tetanus, Mumps, Polio, Chicken Pox, Tuberculosis, and HBV vaccination.

The above documents and materials must be submitted to Liberty University’s Athletic Training Program Director by August 1 to be assured an opportunity to be initially accepted.

Fees and Expenses

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

  • NATA Membership – $38 (new)/$78 (renewal), annually includes Virginia/District 3 memberships (strongly encouraged)
  • ATSA Membership – $25.00 annually (strongly encouraged)
  • Liability Insurance – This cost is currently covered by the ATP. Students can purchase their own liability insurance if desired.
  • TB skin Test – Cost varies, required prior to full acceptance and annually
  • Health Exam – Cost varies by location and insurance coverage, Exam is required for initial acceptance and if a student’s health status changes while they are enrolled in the program.
  • CPR certification – Recertification cost will vary, every 2 years (includes initial certification and recertification)
  • Background check – $20.00-$60.00 (varies on jurisdiction)
  • OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen Training – $15.95 annually
  • HIPAA Training – $22.99 during ATTR 205


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, the 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 student’s 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.

  • $335 for NATA Members
  • $360 for Non-Members

Program Retention Standards


Email the Program Director at mjgage@liberty.edu

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