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  • Athletic Training

    Students majoring in athletic training are reviewed each semester against critical-tracking criteria established by the department and athletic training faculty.

    About This Major

    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan


    Acceptance into the athletic training (AT) program requires a secondary application (portfolio) process beyond that required for admission to the University of Florida. Due to the competitive nature and restricted capacity, the Board of Governors has designated the AT program a limited-access program. Students must review the current catalog and speak with their academic advisors. Portfolio materials are due to the APK advising office in 190E FLG on or before February 1 of the sophomore year.

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    Portfolio Process for Admission

    All requirements for program admission must be completed prior to enrollment in the AT program curriculum (Summer B). Applicants are accepted conditionally until these requirements are met. Admission can be denied if requirements are not fulfilled before initial enrollment in the program. Application packets can be picked up from 190E FLG on or after October 15.

    Required documents are noted in parentheses. Forms are considered part of the application packet.

    • Completion of 100 observation hours under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer (clinical experience observation form). These pre-AT student observation hours occur during the freshman and/or sophomore year (or during completion of an associate's degree).
    • Two letters of recommendation (from supervising AT, pre-AT academic faculty) (recommendation form).
    • Letter of intent (typed/professional letter to the AT steering committee, including why the applicant chose a career in athletic training and identifying academic/professional goals and relevant pre-AT experiences that shaped the applicant's selection of the AT program, etc.)
    • Bloodborne pathogens completion certificate (must be current for the academic year of application).
    • Complete Level 1 HIPAA training (provide certification of completion and signed confidentiality statement).
    • Emergency cardiac care (ECC) certification (provide a copy of the card). For details regarding acceptable ECC certification, please refer to the AT program website.
    • Comply with communicable disease policies (signed active communicable disease policies form).
    • Current immunization record (HBV vaccination or signed waiver, Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine or signed waiver, Tuberculosis skin test [PPD negative], MMR,
      Td [tetanus/diphtheria] and/or Tdap within last 10 years, Varicella [chicken pox vaccine or history of disease] (immunization and wellness and health insurance attestation form).
    • Attestation by medical provider that student meets immunization and technical standards requirements (immunization and wellness and health insurance attestation form).
    • Health insurance coverage (immunization and wellness and health insurance attestation form)
    • Meet technical standards with or without accommodations (technical standards form)
    • Transfer students must be admitted to the UF Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. All transfer students must meet the transfer requirements for Summer B admission to UF. (Apply by February 1.)
    • Upon selection for admission consideration, candidates must complete an interview with AT steering committee.
    • Completion of all common prerequisites for athletic training as outlined by the Florida Board of Governors of the State University System (official transcript and advising form).
    • Completion of at least 60 credits, including general education, program prerequisite (e.g., MAC 1140) and writing requirements (official transcript and advising form).
    • Overall and critical-tracking GPA must be a minimum 3.0 (official transcript and advising form).
    • Minimum grade of B (3.0/4.0) in anatomy (APK 2100 with lab or equivalent) and physiology (APK 2105C with lab or equivalent). (official transcript and advising form)

    Notification of acceptance will be made on or around April 1.

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    Selection Criteria

    Selection of students is competitive and is based on successful completion of the admission portfolio process. Admission occurs once each academic year and begins the summer B term. After evaluation of portfolio requirements, the AT steering committee selects admission candidates. The UF AT program may take up to 20 deserving individuals a year, but reserves the right to admit fewer students.

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    Transfer Students

    Please review the admissions requirements listed above and all transfer information on the AT website. The AT program grants admission to those candidates who meet all program admission requirements as outlined above. The registrar and AT program director evaluate all coursework completed, regardless of institution, to determine whether the course objectives meet those required for admission into the program. Students may be required to provide the syllabus from a course completed at another institution as part of the evaluation process. If a course completed at another institution does not meet the requirements for the AT program, the student may be required to re-take the course at UF prior to program admission.

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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses with a 2.5 critical-tracking GPA:
      APK 2100C, APK 2105C, BSC 2010 and 2010L, HUN 2201, PHY 2053 and 2053L or
      PHY 2048 and 2048L, PSY 2012 and STA 2023
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a 2.6 critical-tracking GPA
    • 2.6 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a 2.8 critical-tracking GPA
    • 2.8 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses and associated labs with a 3.0 critical-tracking GPA
    • 3.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students tracking pre-AT should not complete upper-division courses (e.g., APK 3110C, APK 3220C, APK 3400 or APK 4125C) in advance of formal program admission.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) ​ 3​
    PSY 2012 General Psychology (State Core GE-S) ​3
    Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) * 3
    ​Elective (CHM 1025 recommended as prerequisite for HUN 2201) * 2​​
    Mathematics (GE-M)
    (Recommend MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) or
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (4), which is required for PHY 2048)
    Total 14-15
    Semester 2 Credits
    BSC 2010 General Biology 1 (State Core GE-B) 3
    BSC 2010L General Biology 1 Laboratory (GE-B) 1
    HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (GE-B) 3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (State Core GE-M) 3
    Electives (PHY 2020 recommended if planning to complete PHY 2048, or WR) 6
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory (GE-B) 4
    PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 (4) and Physics 1 Laboratory (1) or
    PHY 2048 and 2048L Physics with Calculus (3) and Physics with Calculus Lab (1)
    ​Composition (GE-C) (WR) 3​​
    Humanities (State Core GE-H (D/N) * 3
    Total 14-15
    Semester 4 Credits
    APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory (GE-B) 4
    Elective (HSC 3537 Medical Terminology recommended) 3
    Electives (WR) 6
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S, D/N) *
    (HSC 3102 Personal and Family Health recommended)
    Total 16
    Summer Credits
    ATR 3102 Principles of Athletic Training 4
    ​ATR 4112C Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma ​3
    Total 7
    Semester 5 Credits
    ATR 4212C Athletic Injury Assessment: Upper Extremity 4
    ATR 4302C Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training 4
    ATR 4812 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1 4
    Total 12
    Semester 6 Credits
    APK 3110C Physiology of Exercise and Training ** 3
    ATR 4213C Athletic Injury Assessment: Lower Extremity 4
    ATR 4314C Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training 4
    ATR 4822 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 2 4
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    APK 3220C Biomechanical Basis of Movement 3
    ATR 4315 Functional Sport Conditioning​ ​3
    ATR 4432 Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology 3
    ATR 4832 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 3 4
    Total 13
    Semester 8 Credits
    APK 3400 Introduction to Sport Psychology​ ​3
    APK 4125C Physical Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
    ATR 4512 Athletic Training Administration 3
    ATR 4842 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 4 4
    Total 13

    * General education: Students need three international (GE-N) credits and three diversity (GE-D) credits for the degree.
    Writing requirement (WR): Students need 24,000 words for the degree.

    ** APK 3110C is the prerequisite for APK 4125C.

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majors: athletic-training