Who will my professors be?
P: 706-778-8500 x1352
Students should have an overall cumulative minimum GPA of 2.8 and minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0. These prerequisites must be complete or show as enrolled on the transcript(s) when the ATCAS application is submitted (only grades of “C” or better will be accepted):
- Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab
- Chemistry with lab
- Biology with lab
- Physics with lab
- Exercise Physiology
- Nutrition or Sport Nutrition
When Do I Apply?
Prospective students should complete the online ATCAS application by March 15 of the year in which they wish to begin the graduate phase of the program. Applications submitted after March 15 will be considered as space allows. Students must have all prerequisite and general education courses completed prior to starting the first summer session at Piedmont.
- 3+2 Accelerated entry students apply in the year they will complete all general education and prerequisite classes (for most students, this is the third year).
- Traditional entry students apply in the last year of their baccalaureate program (for most students, this is the senior year prior to spring baccalaureate graduation).
What Do I Submit to ATCAS?
Piedmont University uses the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) to manage all application information and documents.
- Official Transcripts for all schools attended
- Personal statement describing why you want to be an athletic trainer and a CV or Resume
- 35 Clinical Observation hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer
- Previous CPR and First Aid certification card
- Immunization records including Hepatitis B and a two-step TB skin Test (within 12 months)—Clinical sites may require other immunizations at any point in the curriculum, and it will be the student's responsibility to provide documentation as required.
- Two letters of recommendation (if already enrolled at Piedmont, one must be from a faculty or staff member)
- Current medical physical as documented by a licensed MD, PA, or NP within the last 12 months and signed Technical Standards
What Happens After I Apply?
Applications are reviewed by an Admissions Committee consisting of 4-6 faculty and preceptors as they are received. Qualified applicants are invited to participate in a virtual interview, with admissions decisions typically made within two weeks of application submission.
I’ve Been Accepted—Now What?
- Register for classes by April 15th to secure your spot in the cohort (housing deposits should also be made by this date if you intend to live on campus)
- Work with Financial Aid to determine costs and aid
- Complete a background check and drug test
- Submit your NATA membership number, health insurance documentation, final transcripts, and any missing documents by May 1
The Piedmont University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20006.