School of Public Health


General Information

The athletic training program at Indiana University is a 3-year professional degree program. A limited number of students (20) are admitted to the program each year beginning on or around August 1st. This limitation is based on the number of affiliated sites available for clinical education, and ensuring an appropriate faculty to student ratio that is conducive to learning. To facilitate the selection process, a committee consisting of athletic training program faculty and affiliated clinical preceptors will screen all applicants and select the most qualified students. The athletic training program is a tightly restricted quota program and final announcements concerning selections will not be made until approximately July 1. Once accepted, student can expect to be notified by program officials and must complete additional paperwork prior to beginning the program. Accepted student should expect to begin the program on or around August 1st. The procedure for applying is outlined below:

Procedures of Admission

Prior to completing the application prospective students should ensure that they have met the entrance requirements via the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) website:

Students who desire entrance into the athletic training program should complete this online application along with the additional forms required for acceptance.

For forms not included in this application, see

These forms must be completed and submitted to the School of Public Health, Room C200, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, deadline March 1.

Due to recent procedural changes, background checks will now be completed later in the admission process and through a different vendor. Please DO NOT complete the Federal Criminal History Background Check as noted at the webpage linked above.

All applicants should fill in the area marked Midterm Grades in the Academic Data - Current Semester text box. For those students who do not receive midterm grades please estimate your expected grades under this area.

The committee will review all applications and the decision on admission will be made in relation to:

Transfer Students from another University

Students who desire entrance into the athletic training program and are transferring to Indiana University from another university should complete the enclosed application for this special program in addition to an application for admission to Indiana University (

If you should need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Records Office, Room 115, (812) 855-1561.

Please Note: Have the Athletic Training Program Applicant Observation Experience Hour Log completed before you being this application. You can download the log here.

Associated Annual ATP Fees*

Please see Bulletin for complete list.

*For students accepted to ATP
Note: Fees are approximate and may change.


Complete the following information and click Submit Application. The deadline for applications is March 1.

First Name: *

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Last Name: *

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Local Telephone: * (xxx-xxx-xxxx)

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High School Attended: *

Year Graduated: *

Rank in Graduation Class: of (if known)

Academic Date - Current Semester
Department Course # Course Title # Hours Midterm Grades
(Estimate if not received)

Required Courses
Course Title Credit Hours Grade Date Taken
First Aid *
Principles of Athletic Training & Emergency Care *
Basic Human Anatomy *

*If you are currently enrolled in any of these courses, please list the anticipated grade.
If you have not taken the courses yet, please list the anticipated date of enrollment.

Credit Hours Completed at Indiana University: *

Grade Point Average: *

Standing: *


1. What influenced you to consider athletic training as a major? (High School or College)*

2. List extra-curricular activities in which you are presently involved. (Examples: Work, volunteering, club sports, theatre and drama, band, speech club, etc.).*

3. List any awards you have received other than athletic awards. (High School or College)*

4. Upload the Athletic Training Program Applicant Observation Experience Hour Log. This document gives proof of athletic training observation hours under a certified athletic trainer in a setting other than Division 1 collegiate athletics. (Does not include Buddy Program) Include dates of observation, type of setting, name and contact information of supervising athletic trainer. Documentation should be signed by supervising athletic trainer and turned in with application packet. Note: More than one Athletic Training Program Applicant Observation Experience Hour Log may be submitted (combine into one document before uploading). You may download the form the top of this page and upload the completed document below. *

Please submit your log in either Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF format.

5. List adjunct experiences (hospital aide, team manager, workshops, clinics attended). *

Section 2 QUESTION *

There are 12 Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice for an Athletic Trainer identified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Four of these behaviors are generally outlined below. Pick one of the behavioral categories and describe an experience in which you demonstrated similar behaviors. Please note your experience does NOT need to demonstrate your skills as an athletic trainer in these specific areas but must explain how a particular experience shows your ability to 1) work as a member of a team, 2) advance your knowledge or the knowledge of others, 3) demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences or 4) act professionally. Describe your experiences and how you think it relates to these professional behaviors identified.

Athletic trainers are often required to

  1. Teamed Approach to Practice: Athletic trainers must demonstrate that they have the ability to work as a member of a health care team in order to provide comprehensive, quality health care to a patient
  2. Advancing Knowledge: Athletic trainers must continually examine the body of knowledge in athletic training and other fields and understand how continuing education improves athletic training practice. They are also responsible for educating others such as patients, coaches, parent about prevention and management of injuries.
  3. Cultural Competence: Athletic trainers must understand cultural differences and demonstrate the ability to work with diverse patient populations. Athletic trainers are encouraged to demonstrate civic responsibility.
  4. Professionalism: Athletic trainers act professionally by a) advocating for the profession; b) demonstrating honesty and integrity; c) exhibiting compassion and empathy; and d) demonstrating effective interpersonal communication skills.


List below the names and email addresses of three individuals who you have asked to complete recommendation forms. Please alert your recommenders that they will receive an email with a link to the recommendation form.

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