The Athletic Training Program at UNC is a challenging 5 semester program in which students develop practical athletic training skills through a clinically focused curriculum. Enrolled students will have the opportunity to obtain supervised, hands-on clinical experiences with the 19 varsity sport teams at UNC as well as at various affiliate sites including out-patient clinic and high school settings.
Admission to the AT Program occurs in the Spring semester of each school year. Applications are submitted in mid-November of the Fall semester preceding desired admission. Following admission, the student must complete 5 consecutive and sequential semesters in order to complete the program.
The athletic training program at the University of Northern Colorado is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the clinical program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set by the AT Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program's accrediting agency (the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). All students admitted to the University of Northern Colorado's AT Program must read, understand, and agree to the technical standards document.
Students transferring from other institutions are encouraged to apply to the AT Program. To be eligible for admission, transfer students must meet all of the admission requirements described above. Observation hours obtained at locations other than this institution will not be accepted and counted towards the admission requirements. Likewise, clinical sequence courses completed at other institutions will not be accepted at this institution. To ensure that you are eligible to apply for admission, students are encouraged to meet with the AT Program faculty prior to transfer to the University. In most cases, transfer students will be admitted into a new cohort of students and must complete the 5 semester clinical phase of the AT Program. Each transfer situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
It is recommended that you "right-click" on the link above to download and save the document onto your computer and complete it using Adobe Acrobat Reader (download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for free). Depending on your web browser, not all aspects of the application can be utilized if you attempt to fill it out from within your web browser. While using Adobe Acrobat Reader, all information can be typed directly into the document, data may be saved in the document, and the document may be printed with entered data included. Hand written entries will not be accepted. Be sure to submit all requested materials by the deadline as incomplete applications will not be considered.
The deadline for acceptance of applications for admission into the Class of 2022 is 12:00pm on November 15, 2019. Application materials should be submitted to the Program Director, Jim Turk by delivering them to his office, 261-B Butler Hancock. Upon receipt of application materials, prospective students with a complete application will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Should an eligible student not be selected for admission to the AT Program, he/she may appeal that decision to the AT Program Retention and Review Committee (RRC). Such appeal should be requested in writing to the program direction no later than 5 pm on the Wednesday of the week preceding the start of the Spring semester in which the new cohort is scheduled to begin. The decision of the RRC with regard to admission to the program will be final. Students not selected for admission are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the program director to discuss options. Students may re-apply the following year. There is no limit on the number of times a student may apply.