Admissions

Competitive Admission Process and Policies

In order to begin the professional component of the Athletic Training Major, a student must be formally admitted to the Athletic Training Program (ATP) in the Department of Exercise Science.  Admission to the Athletic Training Program involves a competitive admissions process based on specific selection criteria and is dependent on available department resources. This means that not all students meeting the admissions criteria are guaranteed admission into the program.

  1. Complete a formal letter of application and submit a completed questionnaire.
  2. Submit an unofficial copy of Campbell University transcript.
  3. Have a minimum grade of “C” in the following courses: EXER 201 and EXER 252.
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the general studies curriculum.
  5. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the major studies curriculum.
  6. Hold current American Red Cross First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED or comparable certification.
  7. Complete and have on file with the ATP Director a minimum 40 hours of observation under the direct supervision of an athletic trainer.
  8. Complete and have on file with the ATP Director and Student Health Services the University Immunization and Medical History Form and proof or waiver of Hepatitis B vaccination.
  9. Complete and have on file with the ATP Director proof of attendance form for OSHA/HIPAA and blood-borne pathogen training.
  10. Review and sign the Confidentiality Statement.
  11. Review and sign the Technical Standards for Admissions form.
  12. Participate in an interview with the ATP Selection Committee.

Acceptance is based upon a student’s total academic record, demonstrated motivation, aptitude for athletic training, and experiential factors.

Students should contact the Program Director during their first semester of attendance at Campbell.

The application process should be started in the spring semester of the freshman and/or first year with formal application due by April 1.  Contact the Program Director (910-814-5712) for more information.

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Transfer Policy

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 ATP requirements. Acceptable course substitutions are submitted for subsequent approval by the Chair of the Department of Exercise Science and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
 
Transfer students admitted to the Athletic Training Program must complete the same ATP requirements as all other athletic training students. Didactic classes are paired with Clinical Practice and Clinical Field Experiences classes in a sequential and progressive manner over six semesters.  Therefore, the student should expect to spend three years completing the athletic training curriculum.
 
Once admitted to the program, athletic training students must meet all guidelines set forth in the University’s Undergraduate Bulletin and remain in “good standing” with the ATP as delineated in the program’s retention standards.
 
Probationary Admission Policy
 
Students that fall short of the eligibility requirements for full admission at the time of their application to the Athletic Training Program may be granted probationary admission. Full admission status will be granted with the timely removal of all deficiencies.
 
  1. Students that have less than a 2.5 overall grade point average at the time of their application to the program must attain the 2.5 grade point average within two semesters of their probationary admission.
  2. Students that have less than a 2.5 grade point average in the major studies curriculum at the time of their application to the program must attain the 2.5 grade point average within two semesters of their probationary admission.
  3. Students that have earned less than the grade of “C” in any of the pre-/co-requisite courses (EXER 201 and EXER 252) must retake the course or courses in which they are deficient and earn a grade of “C” or better within two semesters of their probationary admission.
  4. Students that do not hold current American Red Cross First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED or comparable certification at the time of their probationary admission must have corrected this deficiency by August 15 of that year.
  5. Students that have not completed and filed with the ATP Director and Student Health Services the University Immunization and Medical History form and proof of Hepatitis B vaccination must have corrected this deficiency by August 15 of that year.

A student granted probationary admission must clear all deficiencies within the time limits set above or that student will not continue in the ATP.

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Marilyn Buie
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exerscience@campbell.edu
(800) 334-4111 x:1362