We welcome applicants of all abilities/disabilities, religions, marital statuses, familial statuses, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, genetic information, and gender identities and expressions.
Completion of the following courses for a letter grade:
- Foundations of Biology/Lab (BIOSC 0150/0050 or 0057 or 0058), 4 credits
- General Chemistry/Lab (CHEM 0110), 4 credits
- Introduction to Physics (PHYS 0110), 3 credits
- Mathematics (MATH 0031), 3 credits
- Statistics (STAT 0200 or STAT 1000), 3-4 credits
- Psychology (PSY 0010), 3 credits
- Developmental Psychology (PSY 0310), 3 credits
- English Composition (ENGCMP 0200 minimum), 3 credits
- Writing Intensive Course (ENGCMP 0400 recommended), 3 credits
- Public Speaking (COMMRC 0520), 3 credits
- Basic Athletic Training (ATHLTR 1811), 3 credits
- Basic Athletic Training Lab (ATHLTR 1812), 1 credit
- Humanities and Social Sciences Electives, 6 credits from:
- English Literature/Writing
- Foreign Languages
- Performing and Visual Arts
- Required credits for admission: 60 (Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.)
- Grades of C- or better (C for transfer) in all prerequisite coursework with the exception of ATHLTR 1811 and ATHLTR 1812, where a grade of B or better must be earned
- EMT certification through course for credit or other qualified course leading to EMT credential. Verification of completion of EMT certification must be provided to the program director no later than May 31, 2021.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (based on 4.0)
- Submit admissions application including technical standards for admission document
- Personal interview with athletic training faculty
There will be no on-campus observation hours during the spring term 2021 due to COVID-19. Students applying to enter the program in the fall term 2021 are not required to complete the 45 Clinical Observation hours under the direct supervision of an Athletic Trainer at the University of Pittsburgh. Please contact Dr. Amy Aggelou with any questions.
Application Deadline: March 31. We anticipate Athletic Training applications for the fall of 2021 will open in mid February of 2021.
Pitt Students (including regional campuses)
Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.
Transfer students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Athletic Training as their intended field of study. International transfer students click here.
All admission criteria applies to transfer students in the same way as students enrolled at the Pittsburgh campus. Students with prior athletic training experience seeking to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program must complete the same prerequisite requirements as all other candidates including the Basic Athletic Training (ATHLTR 1811) and Basic Athletic Training Lab (ATHLTR 1812) courses and all observation hours. If admitted to the program, all students must complete University of Pittsburgh core athletic training courses. In some instances, credit may be given for other coursework taken at another institution and will be evaluated on an individual case basis. International transfer students click here.
All applicants must:
- Submit an essay discussing when and how you became interested in the field and program to which you are applying, any work or volunteer experience you have that will demonstrate your awareness of the field and your long-term professional goals;
- Submit one letter of recommendation from a college instructor/professor, academic advisor, supervisor or employer, etc;
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required prior to review. Pitt students do NOT need to supply their Pitt transcript. However, if you have earned college credit from any other schools, we will require those transcripts. If you are a student in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, we should have access to the transcripts for any non-Pitt coursework that already appears on your Pitt transcript as Transfer Credit. If you have non-Pitt coursework that does not already appear on your Pitt transcript, you must send us an official transcript. Otherwise, we will contact you if any transcripts are required.
Please note that this program requires students to complete clinical education experiences at facilities both on and off the University campus and will require criminal background checks, Act 33/34 clearances and perhaps a drug screen prior to participation in clinical education. The results of these requirements may limit and potentially eliminate placement options for the student which can, in turn, result in an inability to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or felonious or illegal act may prevent the student from becoming credentialed and/or licensed to practice in the field.
Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the off-campus clinical education sites. All costs incurred as a part of the clinical education experience are the responsibility of the student. Please be advised that some clinical sites are not accessible by public transportation.
More clinical information can be found here.