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Admissions Information

Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training

Program Admission Changes: The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences at UNF admitted the last cohort/class into the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in Fall 2017. The first Master of Science in Athletic Training class/cohort was admitted in Summer 2018.

Admission to the Program

Limited Access Criteria

Due to the exceptional number of applicants, the Athletic Training Program at UNF has been designated as a limited access Program and abides by the rules for limited access Programs established by the Florida Board of Governors as follows:

  • Students who have graduated from a Florida community college with an Associate in Arts degree or those who have successfully completed 60 or more semester hours of course work at public universities in Florida will receive priority for admission over other applicants.
  • Selection criteria will not discriminate against Florida community college transfer students in favor of public university students who are applying for admission or plan to continue enrollment after completion of 60 semester hours at the lower division level.
  • Where necessary to achieve established equal access enrollment goals, some students may be admitted to the Program using different criteria.

Successful completion of admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program. Enrollment in the Program is limited by clinical site availability to a total of 55-60 students at any one time, with 30-35 new students typically admitted each year from a competitive applicant pool.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Athletic Training Program, each applicant must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Submission of all official transcripts and documentation by May 1 of the year of application;
  • Submission of complete Supplemental Application by May 1 of the year of application;
  • Attainment of minimum of 2.80 GPA overall (see Calculating GPAs) after spring grades are posted;
  • Attainment of minimum of 2.80 GPA on all prerequisite courses after spring grades are posted(see Calculating GPAs);
  • Demonstration of communication and interpersonal skills during a required interview;
  • Completion of all general education and prerequisite courses prior to entering the Athletic Training Program.

How to Apply

Application deadline is May 1 (postmark) of the year of application to the Program. The Athletic Training Program has a separate Supplemental Application Form that must be completed.

  • Make application to UNF using one of the appropriate University Forms linked below:
    • Online Application
    • Change of Major completed with UNF Academic Advisor for currently enrolled UNF students
  • Pay $30 UNF application fee (new and returning applicants only). This may be done online, by mail, or in person. Check with One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 regarding acceptable payment methods and policies regarding who must pay the fee.
  • Submit transcripts from all institutions awarding credit or enrolled at during your academic career (even if you withdrew and received no credit). NOTE: This includes dual enrollment, transient enrollment, foreign studies, AP, CLEP, IB, DANTES, military, etc. For all courses taken outside of the United States, please submit official copies of course-by-course foreign college evaluations from approved agencies such as Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services (the acceptability of evaluations from other organizations may be checked with the One-Stop Student Services). Confirmation of these items should be handled online through your myWings account or with the One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555.
  • Submit the following documentation to Brooks College of Health Advising Office (preferably in person):
    • Athletic Training Program Supplemental Application
    • A copy of summer schedule if taking required Program prerequisites and/or General Education courses outside of UNF.
    • An updated official transcript from non-UNF school showing spring grades no later than 2nd Friday in May.

Decision Timeline

Application Deadline: May 1st

Deadline for updated transcripts from non-UNF school for spring grades: 2nd Friday of May

Interview for selected candidates: Selected applicants will receive a call from the Athletic Training Program Faculty in early-mid June to schedule an interview. Individual interviews with the faculty are conducted at UNF campus. A phone interview is available to the applicants who live outside of Jacksonville area.

Admission decisions: By the end of June – decision letters to all applicants will be sent by mail no later than July 4th.

Mandatory Orientation: Friday before Fall term starts

Calculating GPAs

Students seeking admission vary in the ways they meet our requirements. To ensure consistency in the way grade point averages (GPAs) are calculated, the following guidelines apply:

  • A prerequisite GPA of the required twenty-five credit hours will be calculated.
  • The prerequisite GPA as well as the most recent sixty (60) undergraduate credit hour GPA will reflect the more recent grade if a given course has been repeated.

Grade point averages are calculated to reflect most current academic performance and to allow applicants to influence their GPAs by taking additional courses in areas that will enhance their performance in the curriculum.

Educational Requirements

Applicants admitted to the Athletic Training Program must have completed all general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree at UNF prior to enrolling in athletic training courses. Information about general education requirements can be obtained from the UNF Undergraduate Catalog. Specific prerequisite courses for the Athletic Training Program are listed in the Program of Study (two semesters are equivalent to three quarters):

Note: Introduction level science courses such as BSC 1005/1005L/1005c and PHY 1020/1020L/1020c do not meet the Biology and Physics requirements for the Athletic Training Program.

Additional Requirements

The following requirements must be provided by the first day of classes:

  • Students must have current certification in one of the following CPR/AED courses listed below. (NO OTHER COURSES ACCEPTED)
    • BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR/AED - American Red Cross
    • BLS for Healthcare Providers/BLS Provider/ACLS- American Heart Association
    • CPR for Professionals - American Safety & Health Institute
    • Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers - National Safety Council
    • Healthcare Provider CPR - Emergency Care and Safety Institute
  • Students must have current certification in first-aid.
  • Students must meet the Program Technical Standards.
  • Students must have a health evaluation completed by a health care professional (MD, DO, PA, NP).
    • Documentation of the following immunizations on the physical examination form, or both:
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
      • Hepatitis B (Students must have had at least the first shot of the hepatitis immunization series (entire series fulfilled by the end of the second semester).
      • Tetanus
      • Diphtheria
      • TB test (If a TB test is positive, a chest x-ray must be completed)
    • Any specific questions regarding the health care evaluation and required immunizations should be referred to the Program Director.

The Program will assist accepted students with the requirements listed below:

  • Students must obtain an annual background check following University policies.
  • Students must have training in Blood-Borne Pathogens.
  • Students must document membership in the NATA by January of their first year in the Program.