In response to nationwide changes to the requirements for accreditation of Athletic Training education, all programs are transitioning from a bachelor’s degree program in Athletic Training to a master’s degree program in athletic training. As a result and effective the Academic Year 2019-20, the Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training degree program at San Diego State University (SDSU) will no longer be accepting applications for new incoming freshman. Current students admitted Fall 2018 and prior will be matriculated through the Athletic Training pre-major and will be eligible to apply to the Athletic Training major through Spring 2020.
The program will be available for new incoming transfer applicants for the next two years. Please note that beginning with fall 2021, new transfer students will not be allowed to apply to this major.
SDSU will continue to accept undergraduates into the BS – Kinesiology degree program which will allow students to complete the necessary prerequisites to apply to a Master’s Degree Program in Athletic Training. SDSU has begun the transitional steps toward developing of the curriculum for the Masters of Science in Athletic Training.
More information about the accreditation of Athletic Training education, and the professional degree change, can be found on the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) website.
For specific information, or questions, regarding the professional degree change at San Diego State University, please contact Denise Lebsack, firstname.lastname@example.org, Athletic Training Program Director.
Applicants must be eligible for admission to the university. See “Regulations: Admission and Registration” in the SDSU General Catalog.
Once accepted to the university, students interested in the Athletic Training major are subject to further screening by the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and the Athletic Training Program.
Due to the required supervision of the clinical education component, there are a limited number of spaces for students in the professional program per year. Therefore, the application process is competitive and based upon a variety of criteria.
Students interested in the Athletic Training major should meet with the program director as soon as possible in their academic career for the most current information.
The Athletic Training major is an impacted program. To be admitted, students must meet the following:
- Complete Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200 with a grade of C or higher, and Biology 212 with a grade of B or higher. These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC);
- Complete a minimum of 60 semester units applicable to the lower division General Education requirements to include all Preparation for the Major requirements and electives to reach 60 units. Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200 and Biology 212 must be completed before taking upper division major courses. Preparation for the Major courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC);
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher;
- Complete with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0: Biology 212, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 265, 265L. These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC);
- the ADDITIONAL criteria for admission to the athletic training professional program listed on the SDSU Athletic Training Bachelor of Science Degree Program Prospective Students page.
Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program is required for major status. Application to the program is competitive and limited in number. Applications are due February 1 each year.
Those students interested in the Athletic Training Program should contact the Athletic Training Program director. See the SDSU Athletic Training Bachelor of Science Degree Program site.