All students interested in majoring in Athletic Training must be appropriately admitted to Hofstra University either as a freshman or transfer. You can apply to the university using the Hofstra University Online Application or using the Common Application. Upon your acceptance to Hofstra University be sure to state your intention to major in Athletic Training so that the University Advisement Officecan make the appropriate course registration recommendations. You will initially be advised to take courses associated with the Pre-Athletic Training Phase during your first year. It is also recommended that you follow up with ATEP faculty to confirm your registration.
For transfers it will be important for you to contact the Athletic Training Program faculty to discuss potential transfer courses and credits in order to accurately and efficiently advise you regarding progression through the ATEP.
Professional Athletic Training Phase
Entrance into the Professional Athletic Training Phase is COMPETITIVE. Completion of the Athletic Training Program Application to enter the Professional Athletic Training Phase will be required during the spring semester of the Pre-Athletic Training Phase. This application will be distributed by the Athletic Training Program at the start of the spring semester. Applications are typically due on or around March 31st annually.
The application has several components that need to be completed:
- ATEP Application Instructions
- Candidate Information Form
- Personal Essay
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
- Official transcripts for previous college institutions attended (if any)
- Proof of CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
- Physical Examination, including immunization records
- Technical Standards Form
- Athletic Training Program Interview
Acceptance in the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program will require completion of all these components along with completion of an Athletic Training Program interview and completion of the following courses with a grade of C- or better:
Along with meeting the following academic standards:
- Overall GPA greater than or equal to 2.50/4.0
- Athletic Training Major Courses GPA greater than or equal to 2.75/4.0
Upon the recommendation of the athletic training program coordinator, final admission to the professional phase of the program will be granted by the chairperson of the Health Professions and Kinesiology Department. Students will receive written notice of their acceptance into the program. Applicants who do not meet the program requirements will be counseled about other academic programs.