Application Process

Application Documents

Athletic Training Program

Due to the individual attention needed by each student during clinical lab experiences, a limited number of students are accepted into the major each year. The following documents describe guidelines for applying to the program.

Students should maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better with at least a "C-" in the required courses for the athletic training major. Core courses must be taken in an established sequence. Failing to earn a "C-" or better in any course may require an extra year to graduate or elimination from the major.

All students applying will be considered sophomores in the program regardless of academic status.

Application Requirements

  • Submit the completed application form. 
  • Submit an essay on “What is athletic training and why you want to become an athletic trainer?”
  • Have completed the following courses by the end of Fall Semester with a grade of C- or better:
    • HES 200-First Aid & Emergency Care
    • HES 203-Introduction to Athletic Training
    • HES 234-Anatomy & Physiology I
    • HES 305-Kinesiology
  • Submit a request to the Registrars' office to have a transcript sent to Mary Westby once fall grades have been posted to prove the above grade requirements and to verify GPAs.
  • Include a signed copy of the technical standards.
  • Include a copy of First Aid and CPR certifications, if completed. If current enrolled, a copy will be put in your records upon your completion of the course. 
  • Include a copy of immunization record (including Hepatitis B vaccination). If your immunizations are up to date with our Health Service, you can get this information from their website Student Health Portal. If not up to date at Health Service, request from your physician. 
  • Include a copy of a physical exam (within last 2 years). Request from Health Service if your most recent was the one used for admission to Gustavus. If not, request from your physician.

Completed application packets must be emailed to:

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on November 12, 2018. Late applications and incomplete packets will not be processed.