Admission into the Athletic Training program at the freshmen level will require:
- A minimum high school QPA of 2.75 (including 4 units in English; 1 unit in social studies or language; 7 units in mathematics and science; and four elective units)
- A composite SAT score of at least 1,100 or a composite ACT of at least 24
- Evidence of extracurricular activities during high school
- The ability to meet all of the medical and performance/technical standards of the program
- Most accepted students have a high school QPA of at least 3.0/B Average
- International students must have a TOEFL Score of at least 550 and have evidence of ability to communicate orally in English
Advancement into Professional Phase
Students who complete the pre-professional phase successfully, move to the professional phase at the end of their sophomore year. To stay in the program:
- It is required that students acquire a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience and observation in athletic training prior to admittance into the professional phase of the program. This requirement will be fulfilled as part of required coursework during the sophomore year.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 QPA each semester to remain in good academic standing.
- Students must have a professional overall QPA of 3.0 at the time of graduation to graduate with a BS in Athletic Training.
- Students may not achieve lower than a "C" grade in any required professional course.
- Maintain the Standards of Professional Practice and RSHS Student Code of Conduct.
Students may transfer into the program before the start of the sophomore year, based upon their credentials, courses completed at other institutions, outcomes in courses yet to be completed prior to entry into the professional phase, and space availability. Admission at the transfer or second degree level will require a minimum college cumulative QPA of at least 2.75 and "B" grades or better in the basic sciences. Observation of an Athletic Trainer prior to admission is strongly encouraged.
Technical Standards / Performance Indicators
- To assure the health and safety of the Athletic Training students and patients with whom they work, all students (freshman, transfer, and continuing) are required to meet the Technical Standards/Performance Indicators to ensure that they have sufficient abilities to meet the rigorous work expectations of a student studying Athletic Training.
- To further protect the health and well-being, all students are required to have a complete physical exam and demonstrate appropriate immunizations before beginning the first professional Athletic Training course during the sophomore year (ATHT 201).
- The requirements for this physical exam are also explained during the pre-professional student body meetings and are available to students in the RSHS Academic Student Handbook, which all students receive.