APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
During the second semester of the freshman year, ATSs who are enrolled at Waynesburg University and have declared athletic training as the major course of study must formally apply for admission into the ATAP. Applications for admission into the ATAP are accepted only once per year; the deadline for application is February 1st of the freshman year.
Students wishing to apply for admission to the ATAP must meet the following requirements:
1. Complete full application packet for admission (Appendix E in the ATEP Student Handbook).
2. Be a full-time student at Waynesburg University.
3. Officially declare Athletic Training as a major with the registrar office.
4. Achieve a minimum of a C- in all required courses in the athletic training major including:
a. ATP105 – Introduction to Athletic Training
b. ATP 207 – Emergency Response in Athletics
c. BIO105 – Medical Terminology
d. BIO 109 – Human Anatomy
e. ATP 205 – Survey of Athletic Injury & AT Techniques
5. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.50.
6. Obtain a minimum of 100 clock hours of directed clinical observation in the Waynesburg University Athletic Training Room by the end of the spring semester of the freshman year
7. Have documentation of Physical Exam and Hepatitis B vaccination
8. Meet the written Technical Standards of the ATEP with or without reasonable accommodation
9. Complete an interview with the Athletic Training Academic Standards Committee consisting of the athletic training faculty, department chairperson, and 1-2 athletic training staff members..
10. Complete and pass an entrance exam with a score of 70% or better.
11. Be an active member of the ATSA
a. Attendance at monthly meetings
b. Participate in a minimum of one service activity
c. Participate in a minimum of one fundraiser activity
d. Be involved with a minimum of one committee
The candidate’s application will be evaluated and selection into the ATAP will be based upon the following:
1. Overall academic achievement (GPA, 2.5 minimum mandatory)
2. Academic achievement within the required courses in the Athletic Training major.
3. Clinical Observation Hours (100 minimum, Mandatory).
4. Entrance Examination
5. Letters of recommendation
8. Active membership in ATSA
The ATS should refer to Appendix E in the ATEP Student Handbook for scoring of above criteria. Admission into the ATAP is competitive and only a limited number (14) of students will be accepted on a yearly basis. If a candidate is denied admission to the ATAP, the student may reapply to the ATAP the following year once deficiencies are rectified.
RETENTION IN ATAP
Once accepted into the ATAP, ATSs are expected to meet the following criteria to graduate
• Maintain a GPA of 2.5 overall
• Receive a C- or better in all required courses for the Athletic Training major.
• Pass with a score of 70% or better on the yearly comprehensive exam.
• Achieve Mastery(>70%) on all clinical proficiencies
• Complete all clinical responsibilities as assigned.
• Maintain NATA student membership
• Maintain student portfolio as assigned in ATP practicum courses.
• Demonstrate active membership in the ATSA
o Attendance at monthly meetings
o Participate in a minimum of one service activity
o Participate in a minimum of one fundraiser activity
o Be involved with a minimum of one committee