Athletic Training Admissions

To provide the student with the most current academic curriculum and to meet accreditation standards, the programs within the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions use the degree plan and catalog requirements on the date in which the student is admitted to the program and/or major, not the university matriculation date. Students who leave the program and/or major and are re-admitted must follow the degree plan and catalog requirements at the time of re-admission.

All students who plan a program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must first be accepted for admission to the University. Applicants then apply to the Athletic Training major during the semester in which all prerequisites will be completed. The Athletic Training program admits in the fall semester only. Applications to the program are due to the program director by September 15th for fall admission.

Applicants will apply to the major during the semester in which the prerequisites will be completed. The program admits in the fall semester. Applications to the program are due to the program director by September 15th. Applicants work with an assigned advisor and are required to submit a completed application form. Applications and all support materials must be completed and turned in by deadline to be considered.

All applications and materials should be submitted to the program director by the specified deadlines. Deliver to the program director office location (Nursing Building 230) or mail it to Director of Rehabilitative Science Program, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway - CPO 300, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

Applicants work with an assigned admissions advisor to complete the application and are required to submit:

Further information about the above requirements can be found below.


Selection Criteria for Admission

To be considered for admission the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed application with all support components present
  • 30 hours of college-level credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 at admission and throughout the entirety of enrollment in the program.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions form must be signed by the student and the medical professional going over health history, immunizations, and completing the physical examination. Students must complete for the following form.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitative Science program at the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, diverse and integrated environment for all students. In accordance with these federal directives, the University and the Program ensure accessibility to their programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities.


Criminal Background Screening

Criminal background screening is completed on all candidates for the rehabilitative science program. The school will designate a company to do the background screening and will not accept results from any company other than the one designated by the school (UIW uses Precheck). Students pay expenses related to all screening.


Health and Immunization Requirements

The program requires that the student is able to meet the physical and mental requirements – with or without reasonable accommodation for the major. The essential functions document, health history record, immunization record, and the physical examination will guide compliance.

Health History and Physical Examination

The program requires students complete a health history and physical examination prior to admission to the first course where observations, service learning, or internship experiences are required. The program recommends an annual updated medical history and physical examination, but requires the form be updated if the health status has changed.

Immunizations

In compliance with the Health Care Provider terms of TAC 97.64, applicants and students enrolled into the athletic training program are required to complete the following immunizations prior to admission to the first clinical experience course or courses where observations are required:

  • Hepatitis B (3 dose series) - Hepatitis B titer is now a requirement after completion of Hep B series.
  • Measles - Mumps - Rubella (2 dose series)
  • Tetanus - Diphtheria - Pertussis (1 dose Tdap within the last 10 years)
  • Varicella (2 dose series or titer)
  • Tuberculosis skin test or chest x-ray (required annually while in the program)
  • Influenza vaccine (required annually while in the program)

For the protection of students and clients, the program follows the recommended immunization for health-care professionals from the CDC. If, for any reason, the student is unable to receive any immunizations a physician's statement will be required.

NOTE: Additional health requirements may be required by some clinical affiliations.

Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

Students must show evidence of having completed the Health Care Provide course in CPR course from either the American Heart Association (BLS for Health care Professionals), or American Red Cross (Emergency Response with CPR for the Professional Rescuer). This requirement is necessary for all students prior to entering the program and then annually thereafter (according to certification requirements).


Other Requirements after Acceptance

Once accepted into the Athletic Training Major, students will be evaluated each semester to ensure they are meeting the expectations set by the program. These expectations include:

  1. The student must be in good standing with the university.
  2. The student must maintain health and immunization requirements.
  3. The student must maintain a minimum of 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Med/Physician Assistant tracks. The student must maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the Pre-Athletic Training track.
  4. The student must pass all major and support coursework with a “C” or better. All students must achieve a final test average of 75% or better in REHS coursework. Failure to do so will result in failure in of the course.

Students that fail to meet the above may be placed on either an academic or administrative probationary contract with the program director with a list of dates and expectations or suspended from the program. Failure to fulfill the probationary contract may result in the student's dismissal from the program


Required Costs During Matriculation

Along with university tuition, rehabilitative science students are required to pay course fees each semester to cover the cost of liability insurance and materials for the program. It is also the students responsibility to maintain current certifications, pay for visits related to physical examination, annual immunizations, and testing. Students are also responsible for travel to and from observation and/or internship sites.

Along with university tuition, athletic training students are required to pay course fees each semester to cover the cost of liability insurance and materials for the program. It is also the student’s responsibility to maintain current certifications, pay for visits related to physical examination, annual immunizations, and testing. Students are also responsible for travel to and from observation, clinical and/or internship sites. It is also the student’s responsibility to provide additional non-logo uniform required items.

Projected costs for 2019-2020:
Clinical course fee: $100
Fee covers clinical coordinator’s travel, student’s uniform and clinical materials, NATA membership, and liability insurance and is per clinical course/semester.
Annual immunization cost:
Varies per insurance coverage, but on-campus health clinic costs are:
TB screen $30
Flu shot $35
Annual CPR recertification: $26
Total Annual Fees: $191