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Application Procedures

Admission to the AT major involves a competitive admissions process that considers: academic history, athletic training experiences, professional recommendations, and communication skills. The AT Selection Committee may include AT related faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

All application materials must be delivered to the AT Program Director on or before February 1st.

Robert D. Kersey, PhD, ATC
Director – Athletic Training Program
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834


Application Packet: AT major Application Form, Recommendation Form, and Technical Standards Form are available for download on this website. A completed application packet must be delivered to the AT Program Director by February 1st of each year.

Course Prerequisites: Applicants must pass (C or better) these courses (or their equivalent*) prior to AT Major admission:

  • CHEM or PHYS: Chemistry or Physics (student choice from GE B1)
  • PSYC 101: Introductory Psychology (GE D1)
  • HESC 101: Personal Health (GE E)
  • KNES 200: Foundations of Athletic Training
  • KNES 191A: Int. Human Anatomy & Physiology or BIOL 361: Human Anatomy

Unit Prerequisites: All ATP applicants must have completed 30 semester units (University sophomore status) at the start of their clinical rotations.

Grade Prerequisites: Applicants must have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).

Clinical Prerequisites: All AT major applicants must complete and document 100 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

  • verify that an AT possesses a valid credential (ATC) from the BOC, Inc. here

Application Packet: All ATP Applicants must submit:

  1. a completed ATP Application Form.
  2. a minimum of three ATP Recommendation Forms from individuals knowledgeable about their ability to succeed in the AT Major, (athletic trainers, physicians, allied healthcare professionals, professors, etc.).
  3. a Personal Statement (<500 words), briefly detailing the candidate’s: reasons for pursuing athletic training, previous experiences, ATP expectations, and future professional goals.
  4. transcripts (unofficial or official) of all college credits.
  5. proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care from a qualifying provider.
  6. a completed ATP Technical Standards Form and indicate their ability to meet Technical Standards, with or without accommodations.

Athletic Training Program

800 N. State College Blvd, KHS-121,
Fullerton, California 92834
Phone: (657) 278-3430
Fax: (657) 278-5317
Email: athtrngedprg@fullerton.edu