Program Admission and Retention

The Athletic Training Program has a secondary selective admission process which is publicly accessible via the Department of Exercise Science, Athletic Training Program Application Materials.

Athletic Training Program Entrance Requirements

Students must formally apply to the Athletic Training Program to be considered for enrollment into the Athletic Training Program.  In order to apply, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Admission to Campbell University;
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the time of application;
  3. Attained a minimum grade of “C” in the following courses:  EXER 201 and EXER 252;
  4. Completed application materials;
  5. Interview with the Athletic Training Program Admission Committee.

Athletic Training Program - Application Materials

  1. Completed application form;
  2. Unofficial transcript for all course work to date from all institutions attended. Official transcript at the conclusion of the Spring semester;
  3. Proof of Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification by a provider approved by the Board of Certification;
  4. Proof of First Aid certification;            
  5. Proof of completion of Bloodborne Pathogen Training (completed prior to observation hours);
  6. Proof of completion of a minimum of 40 observation hours under the supervision of an Athletic Trainer;
  7. Completed HIPAA and FERPA Training; Completed Confidentiality Agreement (completed prior to observation hours);
  8. Record of immunizations as determined by the institution. Proof of completion of the University Immunization and Medical History Form and proof or waiver of Hepatitis B vaccination;
  9. Completed Technical Standards for Admission;
  10. Writing Sample: A personal reflection essay that supports the students desire to become an Athletic Trainer;
  11. Three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation from an Athletic Trainer who can adequately give an account of the applicant’s academic aptitude and qualities which would exemplify the profession of athletic training.

Application materials must be postmarked no later than 5:00PM on the first business day of April, and should be mailed or delivered to:

Dr. Sarah Christie
Campbell University
Department of Exercise Science
P.O. Box 414
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Only complete applications, including all application materials will be considered.  Each applicant who meets the minimum requirements and has a complete application will be contacted to arrange an interview with the Athletic Training Program Admission Committee.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admittance into the Athletic Training Program.  Admittance into the Athletic Training Program is highly competitive.

Once final grades are confirmed, a formal letter of acceptance or non-acceptance will be mailed to each applicant using the address provided on the application.  At that time, students who are accepted into the Athletic Training Program are required to verify their acceptance no later than July 1st.

Once admitted and enrolled in the program, athletic training student must meet all guidelines set forth in the University’s Undergraduate Bulletin and remain in good standing with the University and with the Athletic Training Program as delineated in the program’s retention standards.

Upon Formal Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program

Once final grades are confirmed, a formal letter of acceptance or non-acceptance will be mailed to each applicant per the address provided on the application.  At that time, students who are accepted into the ATP will be sent a confirmation packet that requires the student to submit at a minimum, the following information:

  1. Proof of Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification by a provider approved by the Board of Certification;
  2. Proof of First Aid certification;
  3. Proof of NATA membership;
  4. Proof of Student Liability Insurance;
  5. Completed Emergency Contact Information;
  6. Completed Technical Standards;
  7. Completed Active Communicable/Infectious Disease Policy;
  8. Completed HIPAA and FERPA Confidentiality Agreement;
  9. Completed Bloodborne Pathogen Training;
  10. Completed Criminal Background Check, if required by a clinical site;
  11. Completed Policies and Procedures Verification;
  12. Completed Student Information Form.

The confirmation packet must be completed and mailed by July 1st to the Program Director or admittance to the ATP will be rescinded.  

Athletic Training Program Retention Standards

  1. Athletic Training Student must meet all guidelines set forth in the University’s Undergraduate Bulletin;
  2. Athletic Training Student must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Athletic Training Program;
  3. Athletic Training Student must remain in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative grade point average;
  4. Athletic Training Student must successfully complete all clinical education experience hours associated with each respective course;
  5. Athletic Training Student must complete annual Athletic Training Program Orientation before classes begin;
  6. Athletic Training Student must provide their own transportation for all off-campus clinical education experiences, including ongoing transportation costs;
  7. Additional expenses that the student is responsible for include, but are not limited to the following:
    • The purchase of Athletic Training Program apparel;
    • The purchase of Athletic Training Program materials, supplies, and textbooks;
    • Ongoing ECC Certification;
    • Ongoing First Aid Certification;
    • Ongoing Blood-borne Pathogen Certification;
    • Ongoing NATA membership;
    • Criminal Background Check Fees, if required by a clinical site;
    • Drug Screening, if required by a clinical site;
    • Tuberculosis Test, if required by a clinical site;
    • The purchase of the mock Board of Certification Self-Assessment Exam;
    • Ongoing Student Liability Insurance;
    • The purchase of the ACES program (optional);
    • The purchase of the Board of Certification Examination (optional).

Athletic Training Program Probation Policies

  1. Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.50 will be placed on probation. The student must raise his/her cumulative grade point average to the minimum of 2.50 within two semesters or that student will not continue in the Athletic Training Program.
  2. Students that have earned less than the grade of “C” in BIOL 220 and/or BIOL 223 will be placed on probation. The student must retake the course or courses in which they are deficient and earn a grade of “C” or better within two semesters or that student will not continue in the Athletic Training Program.
  3. Students that have earned less than the grade of “C” in any non-Athletic Training Program major course (EXER 134, 201, 221, 321, 324, and 325) will be placed on probation. The student must retake the course or courses in which they are deficient and earn a grade of “C” or better within two semesters or that student will not be permitted to continue in the Athletic Training Program.
  4. Students that have earned less than the grade of “C” in any Athletic Training, Seminar, Clinical Practice, or Clinical Field Experience course (EXER 205, 206, 252, 253, 301, 302, 312, 313, 314, 317, 318, 319, 320, 402, 405, 406, 412, 427, 433, and 434) will be placed on probation. Students are not permitted to enroll in clinical courses prior to completing the didactic courses that provided instruction on the competencies and proficiencies to be evaluated in those clinical courses. Student may not advance in the Athletic Training Program curriculum sequence of courses until he/she retakes the course or courses in which he/she is deficient and earn a grade of “C” or better within two semesters or that student will not continue in the Athletic Training Program.
  5. Students who have incomplete athletic training required documentation will be placed on probation.  The deficiency must be cleared before the student can participate in any clinical observations or clinical education experiences. The deficiency must be cleared within one semester or that student will not advance in the ATP curriculum. 

Athletic Training Program Transfer Policies

Students that transfer to Campbell University and declare a major in Athletic Training must complete the same application process as all other students. The Registrar’s policies for transfers can be found at http://www.campbell.edu/registrar-policies.html.

Upon acceptance to the University, an official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar. This evaluation will determine which credits will transfer as well as the courses they will serve to replace at Campbell. The Registrar's evaluation is the student’s official record of transferable credits.

Transfer student transcripts are further reviewed by the Program Director to determine if the transcript includes courses that meet Athletic Training Program requirements. Acceptable course substitutions are submitted for subsequent approval by the Department of Exercise Science Chairperson and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Transfer students admitted to the Athletic Training Program must complete the same Athletic Training Program requirements as all other athletic training students, such that didactic classes are sequentially and progressively, over six traditional college semesters (Fall and Spring). 

Athletic Training Program Documents

All Athletic Training Program Documents are publicly accessible via the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training Program.