Admission Requirements

Admission into the Athletic Training Program
  • A minimum high school QPA of 3.0 (including 4 units in English; 1 unit in social studies or language; 7 units in mathematics and science; and four elective units
  • A composite math and verbal SAT score of at least 1,100 if the test was taken prior to March 2016. For tests taken March 2016 and later, a composite math and verbal SAT score of at least 1,170; or a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • Evidence of extracurricular activities during high school
  • Completion of a personal essay (see below for additional details)
  • The ability to meet all of the medical and technical/performance standards of the program
  • Completion of a personal essay that tells us something about you, why you chose your desired major, and why you would like to attend Duquesne University
  • International students must have a TOEFL Score of at least 550 and have evidence of ability to communicate orally in English

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.
  • All students are required to have a complete physical exam and demonstrate appropriate immunizations before beginning clinical experiences.  
  • 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.


Transfer Students

Students may transfer into the program before the start of the sophomore year, based upon their credentials, courses completed at other institutions, courses yet to be completed prior to entry into the professional phase, and space availability.

To apply as a transfer student, a minimum college cumulative QPA of at least 2.75 and "B" grades or better in the basic sciences required. Observation of an Athletic Trainer prior to admission is strongly encouraged.

Apply as a Transfer Student