The Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance (HPHP) offers an undergraduate program in Athletic Training. The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at Weber State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which enables students to obtain eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The ATEP is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in allied health care. The program will provide students with skills in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic trainers are employed in corporations, public schools, physical therapy clinics, universities, professional organizations, the military, factories, and hospitals.
Program Director: J. Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC; JordanUtley@weber.edu
Note: Required support courses, professional knowledge courses, and athletic training major courses will not be accepted if older than 10 years.
- Program Prerequisites: Make application and be accepted to Weber State University. Formally declare Athletic Training as an intended major with the HPHP advisement coordinator. (See Admission Requirements below).
- Minor: Not required.
- Grade Requirements: A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in all courses required for this major. Experiential credit will not be accepted for any Athletic Training major requirements.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 40 of which must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above).
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor upon admission to the ATEP. The advisor is available to the student for counseling on grades and progress toward graduation. Athletic Training majors must meet with a faculty advisor at least once within the first two weeks of each semester. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule the required meetings with the advisor. The HPHP department advisement coordinator (Sherrie Jensen, SJensen3@weber.edu) will serve as the academic advisor prior to admission to the program, and will assist with advisement through completion of the program of study. Call Sherrie at 801-626-7425 for more information or to schedule an appointment (also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List).
- Before a student can be considered for the program, the following application requirements must be met:
- Admission to Weber State University
- Minimum 2.5 Weber State University GPA
- Submit Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) Student Application
- Submit Letter of Application
- Completion of 5 clinical observation hours (within AT 1500 )
- Interview with program faculty
- Complete Technical Standards form
- Submit unofficial transcripts from other colleges/universities attended
- Physical examination and proof of immunizations
- Hepatitis-B Vaccination (may be obtained following acceptance to the program)
- Current Emergency Response and CPR for Professional Rescuer cards
- Grade of C or better in HLTH/AT 2300 Emergency Response
- For students participating in varsity and club sports, a contract must be signed by both the student/athlete and his/her coach. The contract stipulates that AT students may participate in one sport only, beginning with their second clinical year in the ATEP. More details can be found in the ATEP Student Handbook.
||Note: After formal admission to the Athletic Training program, students are required to complete an FBI background check and drug test. The expenses, approximately $75, will be paid for by the student.
- Application deadline is the third Wednesday in March and the third Wednesday in November for consideration for each spring semester. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision following the submission of fall grades. Applications may be obtained from the ATEP director (JordanUtley@weber.edu) within AT 1500 only.
- Students interested in transferring from another institution or from another major at Weber State University must meet University and College transfer requirements and complete the same requirements as freshmen in the Athletic Training Program.
- Accelerated Track
An accelerated track is available for qualifying students and must be approved by the ATEP director. For information contact the HPHP advisement coordinator (Sherrie Jensen) or the ATEP director (Dr. Jordan Hamson-Utley). Students who meet the requirements below are eligible for an interview and may be accepted into the accelerated track:
- Admission to Weber State University
- Minimum of 60 transferable credits with all general education requirements completed*
- Minimum 3.3 Weber State University GPA
- Completion of HTHS 1110 & HTHS 1111 or ZOOL 2100 & ZOOL 2200
- Students accepted into the accelerated track will be notified regarding selection following completion of the Secondary Admissions process outlined above under Section A.
*Students who have completed a minimum of 60 transferable credits and a 3.3 GPA but not all of the general education and required support courses may also be eligible for a modified accelerated program as determined by the ATEP director.
- All applicants will be ranked using a numerical scale on the following criteria:
- Cumulative Weber State University GPA
[0-4 weight in selection formula = 25%]
- AT 1500 - Introduction to Athletic Training (First Semester) grade
[0-4 weight in selection formula = 30%]
- Letter of Application [0-4 weight in selection formula = 20%]
- Strength of athletic training student’s commitment as reflected in interview responses. [0-4 weight in selection formula = 25%]
- Students receiving the highest scores in the rating process will be invited to enter the athletic training major. The selection committee is comprised of the ATEP faculty and Weber State University clinical instructors. Approximately twenty students can be chosen to enter the major each year, in compliance with accreditation guidelines concerning clinical instructor-to-student ratios. Selection into the ATEP is competitive and satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
- Applicants not invited to enter the athletic training program may reapply the following year. All applicants who eventually re-apply must meet all requirements in effect at the time of application. Students are encouraged to contact the ATEP Director for current admission requirements.
- All students selected for athletic training program must provide evidence of being able to meet the Technical Standards for Admission of the program. Only those students who verify that they can meet those technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, will be allowed to enter the program.
- After students are selected into the Athletic Training Major, retention in the program will be based on the following criteria:
- Grade “C” or better in all athletic training major courses (includes clinical application courses).
- Grade “C” or better in all the professional knowledge and support courses.
- Students must maintain an overall Weber State University GPA of 2.5.
- Adhere to Athletic Training Policies and Procedures.
- Adhere to ATEP AT Student Handbook Policies.
- Students who fail to meet the retention criteria will be placed on probation in the Athletic Training major for one semester. If standards are not met by the end of the probationary period, the student may be dismissed from the major at the discretion of the program director. Students who receive any grade below a C in an athletic training major course, professional knowledge course, and/or support course must repeat that course and receive a grade of “C” or higher to remain in the major. Failure to repeat the course (when offered) will result in dismissal from the program. Athletic Training Policies and Procedures are available in the athletic training student handbook.
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements.