Admission to the Program

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Acceptance into the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program is available for High School Seniors as well as current undergraduate students and transfer students. The Athletic Training Education program has a competitive admissions process, with enrollment limited to 40 students per class. Students interested in pursuing Athletic Training at Sacred Heart University should consult with the Office of Admissions and the Athletic Training Education program for current admission criteria.

Athletic Training Admission Requirements
For High School Students, program admission is based on several factors including
  • High school academic performance (3.3 cumulative GPA minimum),
  • Completion of three to four years of science during high school,
  • SAT (minimum of 1100) or equivalent ACT scores (minimum 24), and an expressed interest in the Athletic Training Program.
  • Qualified applicants are admitted into the University as athletic training students and are guaranteed a seat as a sophomore athletic training student if they meet or exceed all freshman requirements, including pre-requisite coursework and GPA requirements. Students who do not meet the admission criteria, or who decide to apply during their first year or who are transfer students should apply for available seats by completing the formal application for admission to the Athletic Training Education program.
For current SHU students or transfer students interested in applying to the athletic training program, the application may be downloaded online and the completed application and all application materials returned to the AT Admission Committee as explained in the application procedures listed on the formal application.

Sophomores who decided during their freshman year not to pursue a degree in Athletic Training must notify the Athletic Training Program Director in writing. This notification will relinquish their position in the program so that another qualified student may pursue the major.