Health & Physical Education
School of Education
Athletic Training Admission & Retention Information
Click on the links below for the forms required for admission (.pdf format)
Application for Admission Form
Technical Standards & Physical Evaluation Form
ATEP Observational Hours in Athletic Training Form
ATEP Immunization Form
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ATEP Admission Policy
- Current transcript showing a minimum of 40 semester hours of credit completed.
- Current transcript showing a 2.75 or better overall grade point average.
- Current transcript showing successful completion of the Regents’ Test (transfer students from non-University System of Georgia institutions must complete the Regents’ Test during their first semester enrolled at NGCSU).
- Current transcript showing all Area A classes, BIOL 2250 and BIOL 2251 with a C or better and ATEP 2335, 2336, and 2001 receiving a B or better. A plan of study approved by the School of Education Admissions Office indicating the anticipated completion of all required prerequisite courses is also acceptable. All prerequisite courses must be completed with minimum grade requirements prior to enrolling in the professional preparation phase of the program.
- A completed Application Form for the NGCSU ATEP.
- A completed NGCSU ATEP Observational Hours in Athletic Training Form signed by a BOC certified athletic trainer. Fifty Athletic Training Observational hours are required.
- A completed NGCSU ATEP Physical Form signed and dated by a medical physician. This physical also includes a Technical Standards Form required by the ATEP. The Technical Standards Form must be signed and dated by the medical physician as well as the applicant.
- An ATEP immunization form signed and dated by a medical physician
- Students must maintain current health insurance through the duration of the program.
- Proof of current Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider (American Red Cross or American Heart Association) certification.
- Proof of current Standard First Aid (American Red Cross/American Heart Association) certification.
- Completed request for a criminal background check (admission may be revoked if serious offenses are found).
- 2 letters of recommendation (1 from non-NGCSU certified athletic trainer) from non-familial sources.
- Letter of application stating why student wants to enter the program.
- Interview with ATEP Admission Committee.
All forms required for admission can be obtained by accessing the NGCSU ATEP web site or by contacting the ATEP coordinator. Please send completed admission materials to: ATEP Admissions, School of Education attention Lori Brooksher (706-867-3210, Email Lori).
The deadline to submit an admissions packet is February 15, 2013. Completed packets will be reviewed to determine if all admission criteria have been met. Applicants will be contacted during the first week in April to schedule an interview with the ATEP admissions committee. Interviews will be conducted April 2nd -13th. Once all interviews have been completed the committee will meet to select students for admission into the ATEP. The students interviews along with all other admission requirements are the basis for acceptance into the program. Students will receive a letter indicating their status within the ATEP. Students meeting the requirements but not selected for admittance into the program will be ranked and placed on the waiting list.
A student’s acceptance will be withdrawn if prerequisite course grade(s) do not meet minimum requirements. Students will be notified of this possibility at the time of admission. If a student’s acceptance is withdrawn, the highest ranking candidate on the waiting list will receive a letter of acceptance.
Students not accepted into the program can appeal the decision by writing a letter of appeal to the School of Education Student Recognition and Awards Committee. This committee will review the appeal and render a final decision.
If by August 1st, the maximum number of students admitted has not been attained, students may be admitted under provisional status. Students who do not meet the overall 2.75 GPA requirements will be considered for admission into the ATEP, provided all other criteria have been met and submitted. A student must have a minimum 2.40 overall GPA to be considered for admission under appeal. A student must submit a letter to the School of Education Admissions office requesting provisional admission. Applicants will be reviewed and student(s) with the highest overall GPA will then be admitted into the ATEP on provisional status. Provisional students must complete his or her first semester in the ATEP with a 2.75 GPA. If this is not achieved, then he or she will be removed from the ATEP.