Athletic Training

Prospective Students

Application Overview

Trainers on Field

Application to the Athletic Training Bachelor of Science degree program must be submitted by February 1st, preceding the junior year of undergraduate study.

A student who is declared as a pre-major is eligible for application to the program. However, students are expected to have most, if not all, of the pre-major courses completed by the end of the spring semester in which they apply.

Transfer Students:
Students transferring to SDSU must apply for admission to BOTH San Diego State University (via CalState Apply) and to the Athletic Training Education Program (application below).

Admission Criteria

  • Overall GPA > 2.80 as indicated by official transcripts
  • Prerequisite GPA > 3.0 (includes credit in ENS 265/265L; BIO 212 or equivalent)
  • Evidence of academic progression and ability to handle clinical and academic demands of the program
  • Current certification in CPR & First Aid
  • Letter of documentation that verifies completion of at least 60 hours of observation in a traditional athletic training setting
  • Technical Standards for Admission
  • Personal statement and application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Application Materials

The interviews are scheduled at the beginning of the spring semester and are conducted by an interview committee. The committee consists of at least one faculty member and preceptors from the clinical sites.


Questions about the application process may be directed to:

Questions about TRANSFERRING to SDSU may be directed to:

Prospective Student Center
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455



2017-18 Events

  • Aug 28: First day of fall classes
  • Dec 14: Last day of fall classes
  • Feb 1: Applications due for Fall 2018
  • Apr 27: 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration @ FWATA

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