Application Requirements and Procedures

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Application Requirements

  • Complete ATP application to HPR E, 208 by 4:30 on October 31st
  • Two letter of recommendation forms (accompanying letters will be reviewed)
  • Documentation of at least 20 hours of observation signed by an ATC
  • Signed observer rater form
  • You must have completed (or be in the process of completing) ATSM 3300 and 3310, H EDU 2720, and BIOL 2325
  • If your prerequisite course work is from another institution, you are required to submit an official transcript from that institution
  • Submit a signed copy of the technical standards
  • A record of a physical exam completed by a health care provider
  • A copy of current EMR certification or higher or all of the following 4 certifications:

    • 1) current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Health Care Provider (CPR/AED),

    • 2) previous certification in First Aid,

    • 3) previous Blood Borne Pathogen, and

    • 4) previous Administering Emergency Oxygen Administration.

      This must be submitted by January 3rd. EMT Basic or Ski Patrol Certifications will be accepted in place of the above certifications.

  • Provide evidence that you have completed vaccinations for the Hepatitis B, TB (2-step), MMR, and TDAP. Students will also be required to complete a background check after entering the program.
  • Submit a non-refundable $50 application fee payable to University of Utah.

*There is a $1000 per semester program fee attached to each clinical course. This fee is added to your tuition bill through Income Accounting & Student Loan Services.

All application materials can be found online.

How to Submit Your Application

To mail an application or for more information on Athletic Training, the ATP, or this brochure, please contact the Program manager by email at athletictraining@utah.edu or use the following address:

Athletic Training, Student Application Committee
c/o Josh Larson, Program Manager
1850 E. 250 S., HPER N, Rm 247
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0920

ATP Facts

  • The ATP accepts up to 20 students per year.
  • Your acceptance into the program is evaluated in five areas; prerequisites grades, observation hours, observer rater sheets, an interview score, and letters of recommendation.
  • The University of Utah ATP first-time pass rate for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification Exam is 12 percent above the national average.

Procedures for Selection

  • Candidates are evaluated in numerous areas including an interview, grades, letters of recommendation and observation hours and rater sheets.
  • You will be notified about interviews once all applications have been reviewed.
  • Students accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program must be able to start the program on the University of Utah Campus during the Spring Semester.
  • You will be notified of the Athletic Training Education Program's decision in late December.

Common ATP Application Questions

1. Who should I make the check out to?

  • You are welcome to make the check out to the University of Utah. If you prefer, you can drop your check or cash in person as well to the ATP office in HPER E 208.

2. I got a TB test from my doctor, is that acceptable? Are these the only immunizations that I need?           

  • Previously, we did require the two step TB test. However, we no longer require the two-step test and the one-time immunization is sufficient. 

 3. I am currently in the process of taking Biology 2335, ATSM 3300, ATSM 3310, and H EDU 2720 / I currently working towards my EMR certification? Will this be a problem with the application deadline?

  • Not at all! Just let us know you are currently taking these courses and we will keep track of our course completion in your application folder.  All grades and certifications are due by January 3rd.

4. I took Biology 2335, ATSM 3300, and/or ATSM 3310 at another school, how do I get you my transcript? 

  • In order for us to receive your transcript, you must mail your transcript directly to our athletic training education program, not The University of Utah. Our direct address is:

            250 S 1850 E, HPER N 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0920

5. How can I find out about the status of my application?

  • As long as you have submitted your application cover page to us, we will contact you with an update including what we have / what we do not have in your application. We can inform you via email about what letters of recommendation we have received or not received yet, any transcripts or EMR documents needed, etc.  

6. How do I turn in my observation hours?

  • All students applying for the ATP must document his/her observation hours.  This can be done in many ways but it must include the total hours at a site or with an ATC and a signature from the ATC and the student near the total hours.  In addition, students are encouraged to include insights, observation notes, or other information with hours for a site.  These notes are used in the interview and also help the program understand what the observation consisted of for the student.

Advising

    • Dave Belt
    • HPR North 200
    • 801-587-3374
    • Loren Finn
    • HPR North 200
    • 801-581-7586
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