The Athletic Training Education 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 ATEP. Students are admitted to the ATEP on an annual basis at the end each academic school year. Once accepted, the athletic training student will begin the Professional Phase of the ATEP the following fall.
All application materials must be turned in to the ATEP program director by the first week of April. Contact the Program director for application materials.
Admission to the ATEP 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:
- Letters of recommendation
- Average GPA of 2.75 during observation phase
- Skill acquisition during the observation phase or transfer exam
- 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 ATEP requires that all prerequisites are completed and the student is accepted into Concordia University prior to submitting the ATEP 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 ATEP clinical courses.
Students enrolled in a different major at Concordia University must also meet all prerequisites prior to submitting the ATEP application.
All of the following must be completed prior to ATEP acceptance:
Concordia University ATEP will provide you with all the necessary documents for application to the ATEP
- 2.75 cumulative GPA
- BIO 101 (transferable to CUI)
- Signed Technical Standards
- Physical (specific to ATEP)
- Immunization records
- 3 letters of recommendation
- CPR - professional rescuer or equivalent
- Personal Interview
- Transfer exam taken with the ATEP faculty or Introduction to athletic training course (approved by ATEP program director
For students to remain in the ATEP, the athletic training student (ATS) must meet the following criteria:
- Maintain a cumulative 2.75 grade point average in all coursework.
- Attend all scheduled ATEP seminars, meetings and required clinical experience hours.
- Meet all clinical requirements of his/her level.