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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What GRE do I need to take?
  2. How long is the program?
  3. What is the schedule for classes in the Athletic Training Program?
  4. Do you have graduate assistantships? What are the requirements?
  5. What if I don’t receive a graduate assistantship or choose not to apply for one?
  6. When do I need to complete my prerequisite courses?
  7. Can I take prereq’s at a community college? Is there a preference?
  8. Can I take prereq’s at your institution?
  9.  I am not an athletic trainer; can I still apply?
  10.  Does massage therapy, nursing, medical, naturopathic or other professional coursework transfer into the program?
  11.  I have a question about a prerequisite course, what should I do?
  12.  Do you offer financial aid? Where can I find scholarship information?
  13.  Does ATSU have on campus housing?
  14.  Does ATSU assist with job placement?
  15.  I’d like to visit campus. Whom should I contact?

ANSWERS

  1.  What GRE do I need to take?
    You should take the General Test GRE. Our GRE code is 3743.
  2.  How long is the program?
    The Athletic Training program is two years in length, including summers.
  3.  What is the schedule for classes in the Athletic Training Program?
    Classes are in the morning between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The number and length of classes on each day varies depending on the quarter.
  4.  Do you have graduate assistantships? What are the requirements?
    The Athletic Training Program offers graduate assistantships. The number and type of GA positions may vary each year, but typically will consist of positions in the high school, college, community college, and clinical setting. The stipend for these positions will also vary from $8,000 - $17,000 (average = $12,200). Students should apply for a Graduate Assistantship as pat of their application to the Post-Certification Graduate Athletic Training Education Program. All graduate assistant athletic trainers are required to have current BOC certification and be licensed in Arizona by the State Board of Athletic Training prior to beginning work..
  5.  What if I don’t receive a graduate assistantship or choose not to apply for one?
    Students who choose not to apply for a GA position, or those who do not qualify for a GA position will be assigned to quarterly clinical rotations. These rotations include settings such as high schools, colleges, and professional teams, sports medicine clinics, and physician offices. Students are required to attend these rotations a minimum of two afternoons per week during each academic quarter.
  6.  When do I need to complete my prerequisite courses?
    Prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to enrollment.
  7.  Can I take prereq’s at a community college? Is there a preference?
    You may take your prerequisite courses at the community college, and there is no preference.
  8.  Can I take prereq’s at your institution?
    No. Prerequisites are to be taken at a community college and/or four-year university. Our courses are only open to students enrolled in our programs.
  9.  I am not an athletic trainer. Can I still apply?
    The Athletic Training Program is only open to BOC certified athletic trainers, or individuals who are eligible for BOC certification based on completion of an accredited entry-level athletic training education program.
  10.  Does massage therapy, nursing, medical, naturopathic or other professional coursework transfer into the program?
    No.
  11.  I have a question about a prerequisite course, what should I do?
    You may contact the Athletic Training department at 480.219.6030 to make an academic advising appointment, or simply fax us your transcript at 480.219.6100 for an academic advisor to review. Please include name, contact info, and what you had a question about.
  12.  Do you offer financial aid? Where can I find scholarship information?
    Yes, we offer financial aid to our students. Most aid usually is in the form of loans both federal and private. Because this is a graduate program, the federal limit is $18,500 per year ($8,500 subsidized and $10,000 unsubsidized). The application process begins once you have been accepted into the program. Please click here for more information.
  13.  Does ATSU have on campus housing?
    We do not have on campus housing; however, we do assist students in finding housing and roommate matching. Please click here for more information.
  14.  Does ATSU assist with job placement?
    Yes, we assist students in finding jobs through Student Services Office, as well as for our alumni. We have nearly 100 percent job placement for our graduates.
  15.  I’d like to visit campus. Whom should I contact?
    Contact the admissions office at admissions@atsu.edu to set up a visit to campus, or you may call 480.219.6000. We look forward to sharing information with you about our Athletic Training Program!