In the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in applicants as the program continues to grow in staff size, curriculum, and clinical opportunities! Like many other ATEP's, acceptance into Heidelberg's ATEP is competitive and selective based on specific application standards (see below). For more details regarding the ATEP view the AT Student Handbook.
Students may declare themselves Athletic Training Candidates upon admission to Heidelberg. An Athletic Training Candidate does not become an Athletic Training major until he/she has been formally admitted to the ATEP. Athletic Training Candidates must complete the application standards for the program, as listed below. Completion of these standards does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Once the Athletic Training Candidate has completed the application standards, he/she may submit the formal application to the ATEP Director for consideration. All applications are due by April 1. Upon completion of the formal application, the Athletic Training Candidate will be asked to interview with the ATEP Selection Committee. During the interview, each member of the ATEP Selection Committee will complete a scoring scale evaluating candidates on intellectual, social and technical skills relative to the athletic training profession.
All components of the application process are individually weighted and scored. Individual scores are incorporated into a cumulative score that determines the candidate's rank. This process makes the process as objective and non-discriminatory as possible. A minimum rank score of 80 percent is necessary for admittance. Enrollment in the ATEP is typically limited to twelve studetns per academic year to maintain the mandated 8:1 Instructor to student ratio. Therefore, students ranking among the top twelve candidates by the ATEP selection committee will earn admittance into the ATEP.
The ATEP Director reserves the right to institute an “Ability to Benefit Policy” in unique situations. This policy allows an AT candidate to be considered for entry into the ATEP if:
- An AT candidate does not meet all ATEP Application requirements because of some unusual and/or extenuating circumstances which may have potentially affected their application process.
- There are more than 12 qualified AT candidates that have completed the ATEP Application, the ATEP Director may admit more than 12 candidates if the ATEP is able to maintain the required 8:1 students to faculty ratio.
Terms of ATEP Admission
Final admission into the program rests with the decision of the ATEP Selection Committee. The Athletic Training Candidate will receive the admission decision in writing by May 15. Admission decisions are one of three options 1) Candidate is not admitted 2) Candidate is fully admitted, or 3) Candidate is admitted on a probationary basis based on specific deficits and/or concerns related to their application.
Athletic Training Candidates who were denied admission into the ATEP will have the opportunity to reapply. The reapplication process includes completing an additional 75 hours of observation, submitting an updated formal application and achieving the minimum rank score necessary for admittance.
ATEP Application Admission Forms
Student will need to complete and return the following ATEp Application forms to the Director on or prior to the April 1, due date.
1. Application Check List - SEE ATEP DIRECTOR FOR OFFICIAL FORM
- Includes the following
Waiver of Rights to Access Reference Forms (attached)
General Information Form (attached)
Essay Form (attached)
3 Completed Letters Recommendation Forms (attached)
Observation Hours Form (attached)
Candidate Observation Evaluation Form (completed by Clinical Education Coordinator)
Enrolled / Completed Coursework & Other Admission Criteria
ATR 171: Acute Care of Injury and Illness (3 credits Fall or Spring)
ATR 180: Advanced Emergency Care (2 Credits Spring only)
ATR 150: Medical Terminology (1 credit Fall or Spring only)
HSC 110: Foundations of Professional Practice (1 credit Fall or Spring)
BIO 110: Contemporary Biological Problems (with LAB strongly recommended) (3 - 4 credits Fall or Spring)
OR - BIO 123 or BIO 124 with Lab for student interested in graduate studies program for PA, DPT, DC, OT, etc.
Professional Interview with ATEP faculty & student representatives
Candidate Observation Evaluation Form (completed by Clinical Coordinator)
Medical Information - please contact the Stoner Health Center in Campus Center (lower level) to get this section completed
Hepatitis B vaccination (complete at Stoner Health Center) Tuberculosis (TB) Test (contact the Health Center)
Current Physical Examination (attached form must be used) Signed Technical Standards Form (attached)
Blood-borne Pathogen Training (TBA in the Spring Semester)
1. Completed applications are due on April 1 by noon to the Director of Athletic Training, if April 1, falls on a weekend, the application is due the Friday preceding April 1st..
2. The final decision regarding admission into the Athletic Training Education Program will be communicated in writing no later than May 16 after all grades have been recorded on OASIS.
3. Please do not include any additional documents or information in the application that is not requested.
4. If you have any questions regarding the process please address them to the Director of Athletic Training
1. Provide a Hard Copy of your completed application to:
Mr. Trevor M. Bates, MS, AT, CIE
Department Chair & Director of Athletic Training
Department of Athletic Training, Heidelberg University
310 E. Market Street, Brown Hall Suite, Tiffin, OH 44883
2. Provide an Electronic Copy of your completed application to:
2. ATEP Application Recommendation Form (note: this for should be completed and e-mailed directly to the Director)
5. ATEP Application Physical Exam Form (note: both the physical and technical standards forms must be signed by the MD, DO, NP, or PA completing the examination)
ATEP Related Fees
Initiating and continuing enrollment in the ATEP requires the student to pay for a number of program-specific fees, appropriate clinical attire as indicated by the ATEP, professional dues and memberships (seniors only), travel to and from clinical sites and off campus events associated with the ATEP, and other associated expenses which typically total $500 or more over the duration of the program. Students are advised to budget accordingly.