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Prospective Students

Application
The King University ATEP is a competitive admission program.  Students wishing to pursue a major in Athletic Training at King University must meet several pre-requisite criteria before they can be admitted into the program.  All applicants must take ATEP 2510, Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and BIOL 1010, Anatomy & Physiology I and earn a grade of C or better.  In conjunction with ATEP 2510, applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 20 hours of observation with a King University Certified Athletic Trainer.  After each observation session, students will submit a journal entry to the ATEP 2510 instructor.  Applicants must also submit a clearly written, grammatically correct letter of application, along with three letters of recommendation.  All applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.  Once these criteria have been met, students are granted an interview.  The interview process will consist of a verbal interview and the opportunity for the student to perform Athletic Training skills learned in ATEP 2510.  These skills, along with a scoring rubric for the interview process can be seen here.  A more thorough description of the entire application process is given in the ATEP Handbook. 

 

Handbook

 

Program of Study
The KU ATEP is a 3 year program of study requiring a total of 74 semester hours.  Students who are admitted into the ATEP begin their official course of study in the fall semester of their second year.  Courses are taken in a specific sequence in order to maximize learning over time and clinical skill acquisition and mastery.  The suggested ATEP plan of study is a follows (please note that this plan of study does not include the KU Core/Common Experience courses which are also required by the ATEP student):


First Year, Fall Semester:

  • ATEP 2510, Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (4 semester hours)


First Year, Spring Semester:

  • BIOL 1010, Anatomy & Physiology I (4 semester hours)


Second Year, Fall Semester (first semester in ATEP):

  • ATEP 3400, Clinical Education Experience in Athletic Training I (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3450, Therapeutic Modalities (4 semester hours)


Second Year, Spring Semester:

  • ATEP 3010, Methods of Research and Design in the Health Sciences (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3401, Clinical Education Experience in Athletic Training II (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3460, Advanced Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I (4 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3680, Kinesiology (4 semester hours)


Third Year, Fall Semester:

  • ATEP 3402, Clinical Education Experience in Athletic Training III (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3460, Advanced Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II (4 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3420, Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (2 semester hours)


Third Year, Spring Semester:

  • ATEP 3403, Clinical Education Experience in Athletic Training IV (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3440, Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (4 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3690, Exercise Physiology


Fourth Year, Fall Semester: 

  • ATEP 3404, Clinical Education Experience in Athletic Training V (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 3420, Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (4 semester hours)

 
Fourth Year, Spring Semester: 

  • ATEP 4100, Senior Seminar (2 semester hours)
  • ATEP 4900, Clinical Internship in Athletic Training (10 semester hours)


Graduate Successes (BOC Pass Rate, Job Placement/ Grad School Acceptance Rate)

Class of 2010
4 Graduates; 50% first time pass rate for BOC; 50% overall pass rate

50% Graduate School/Job Placement Rate

 

Class of 2011

3 Graduates; 34% first time pass rate for BOC; 50% overall pass rate

67% Job Placement Rate Class of 2012 2 Graduates; 100% first time pass rate for BOC; 100% overall pass rate 100% Graduate School/Job Placement Rate