Athletic Training Program Admission Criteria
The Athletic Training Program at Concordia University Irvine is a selective admissions program which culminates in a Bachelor of Science Degree. After completing the Observation Phase, the student will have the opportunity to apply to the Athletic Training Program. Students are admitted to the Athletic Training Program on an annual basis at the end each academic school year. Once accepted, the athletic training student will begin the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program the following fall.
All application materials must be turned in to the Athletic Training Program director by the first week of April. Contact the Program director for application materials.
Admission to the Athletic Training Program is based on a competitive system. Due to the nature of admittance to the program, points are given and compared with other applicants. Acceptance is based on:
- 3 Letters of recommendation
- Average GPA of 2.75 during observation phase
- Skill acquisition during the observation phase
- CPR certification, professional rescuer or equivalent
- Immunization Review
- Personal Interview
- Technical Standards
- Blood Borne Pathogen Training
Students who transfer from any other institution must follow Concordia University regulations and policies regarding academic transfer and course credit substitution. The CUI Athletic Training Program requires that all prerequisites are completed and the student is accepted into Concordia University prior to submitting the Athletic Training Program application. When prerequisites are satisfied, a transfer student must follow the normal six-semester coursework and clinical track, beginning with ESS 338. No course substitutions will be accepted for Athletic Training Program clinical courses.
Students enrolled in a different major at Concordia University must also meet all prerequisites prior to submitting the Athletic Training Program application.
All of the following must be completed prior to Athletic Training Program acceptance:
Concordia University Athletic Training Program will provide you with all the necessary documents for application to the Athletic Training Program
- 2.75 cumulative GPA
- BIO 101 (transferable to CUI)
- Signed Technical Standards
- Physical (specific to Athletic Training Program)
- Immunization records
- 3 letters of recommendation
- CPR - professional rescuer or equivalent
- Personal Interview
- 100 observation hours