Transfer Admission Policies
Transfer Student Considerations
Transfer students must meet all of the same expectations as the traditional four-year students for entrance into the program. In addition, the transfer student must perform 75 observational hours under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer, if the observation is performed off the GFU campus.
In addition, the student must be able to demonstrate they have completed a basic college level first aid/CPR course, and one of the letters of recommendation must have been written by the supervising certified athletic trainer.
Students make formal application for admission to the athletic training program through the Program Director by April 1 of the semester prior to formal entry into the program. Students are given notice from the Program Director regarding their admission by May 15.
Admission to the program is based on a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on all college-level courses including required prerequisites (PSYC 150, HHPE 390, and HLTH 233); two written recommendations (at least one of these must be from the supervising ATC); two written essays; meeting technical standards as described in the Athletic Training Program Policies and Procedures Manual; and submission of the formal application no later than April 1. Generally, any application submitted after April 1* will not be considered for admission the following school year. Admission to the program is required before applicants may enroll in practicum courses and being gaining clinical educational experiences in the athletic training program.
*Applications submitted after April 1 will be considered if fewer than ten candidates have applied.
A maximum of 10 qualified students will be admitted to the program each academic year.
In addition to the application form, the following items must be included to be considered for admission into the athletic training education program.
- A typed essay no more than 200 words in length on your perception of the role of the athletic trainer.
- A typed essay no more than 200 words in length on why you feel you should be accepted as an Athletic Training Student.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Signed Technical Standards
- Immunization records with proof of Hepatitis B vaccination
- Physical exam
- Copy of high school transcripts
- Record of 75 hours of observation under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer