Professional Athletic Training Program
The application cycle for the Class of 2026 will open on June 30, 2023! Priority deadline December 1, 2023. Final deadline February 15, 2024.
**International applicants are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2023.**
Applicants must demonstrate completion with a minimum grade of “C” of at least one course at the undergraduate or graduate levels in each of the following subject areas
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (labs ARE required)
- General Chemistry I (lab preferred not required)
- General Physics I (lab preferred not required)
- General Biology I (lab preferred not required)
- Medical Terminology
- Exercise Physiology
- General Psychology
- Biomechanics/Kinesiology (recommended not required)
- Technical Writing (recommended not required)
Please note all course substitutions are evaluated and approved on a case by case basis. For more information regarding this please send an email to: ATprogram@usf.edu to request a course substitution evaluation.
Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited academic institution (or foreign equivalent with satisfactory completion of the TOEFL).
Applicants must demonstrate an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (some exceptions are permissible).
Applicants must be CPR (with AED for adult, infant, and child) and First Aid certified. You will need to upload a copy of your certification cards to ATCAS.
A few notes regarding COVID19:
Pass/Fail or U/S courses: Due to the current COVID19 pandemic we recognize that some students may be taking courses or have future courses scheduled as pass/fail, either as an individual choice or institutional decision. If you have a choice to take courses for a grade, they will impact your ATCAS GPA’s, whereas pass/fail will not impact your GPA’s. We support our future AT students in making the best decision during this unique time. Courses, including prerequisites, for the AT program taken as pass/fail during the COVID19 response will be accepted and will not negatively impact admissions decisions for prospective students.
Online Courses/Labs: We will accept online courses for prerequisite and science courses for our AT program. However, if possible we always recommend that you complete these courses on campus and/or in person. Always stay in touch with your advisor and/or pre-health advisor to determine the best plan of action during this time.
Students applying to the Athletic Training program are not required to complete observation hours with a Certified and/or Licensed Athletic Trainer, but it is recommended.
Please note that if observation hours are obtained in a Hillsborough County High School, students must complete the SERVE background check paperwork prior to starting the hours.
Click the link below for SERVE instructions and application:
Students are required to meet the technical standards for admission or show potential to accomplish tasks with accommodations as determined by USF Student Accessibility Services.
Want to learn more?
If you want to learn more about our Professional Athletic Training Program we encourage students to attend one of our virtual info sessions. These sessions cover some program information, admissions, student panel, video tour, and more. To find dates and register click the button below.
USF Health Pre-Admissions Advising
The USF Health Office of Pre-Admissions Advising is able to provide one on one advising with prospective students to discuss the application process, prerequisite courses, and provide overall information on our program.
To learn more about their office and schedule an appointment visit: https://health.usf.edu/well/preadmissions-outreach
If you have already started the application process or applied via ATCAS we suggest reaching out to our program directly at ATprogram@usf.edu, and not meet with Pre-Admissions.