Athletic Training

Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care providers. As part of the health care team, athletic trainers collaborate with physicians and other health care workers to provide emergency treatment, clinical examination and diagnosis, rehabilitation of injuries, preventative care, and much more.

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Athletic TrainingĀ at a Glance

Athletic Trainers specialize in the management, prevention, and recovery of injured athletes. Many times, Athletic Trainers are the first medical professionals on the scene after an injury. Athletic Trainers collaborate with doctors to provide emergency and follow-up care and develop injury prevention and treatment programs for injured athletes. 

Core 34 Pre-Admission Coursework:  Check Sheet (PDF)Accessible Check Sheet (PDF)

Core Pre-Admission Coursework:  Check Sheet (PDF)Accessible Check Sheet (PDF)

References: Typically, programs require three letters. Some programs require that one must be from an Athletic Trainer and/or a faculty member. 

Shadowing Experience or Introductory Course: KU recommends completing at least 40 hours of shadowing and this is standard for many programs. 

Healthcare Experience: Highly recommended and should include patient contact 

Community Service/Leadership Experience: Recommended 

Research Experience: Not required 

Pre-Admission Standardized Tests: KU does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), but some programs do. 

Student Organizations: International Pre-Health Sciences Organization, Delta Epsilon Mu (co-ed healthcare fraternity), University of Kansas Women in Medicine, Future Leaders in Healthcare 

Application Window: July 1-March 15 (apply by early February to have the most financial aid options) 

Resume Required: Yes 

Centralized Application Service: Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) 

Early Decision Option: No 

Interview Required: No 

Rolling Admissions: No