Admissions Process

Steps to Admissions

Step 1: Submit ATCAS Application

The applicant must submit an application through the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS).

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ATCAS launches each year in late June and the deadline is January 1. Visit the official ATCAS website for the launch and deadline dates for the current cycle. The earlier an applicant applies, the better the chances for acceptance. Original official transcripts from all United States postsecondary schools and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be submitted to ATCAS using GRE Code 4135. All college coursework attempted must be submitted to ATCAS.

For applicants currently enrolled in classes, it is imperative to update newly completed coursework. Follow the instructions for the Academic Update on the ATCAS website to update your transcript through ATCAS. Final transcripts reflecting a conferred degree must be sent directly to the CPHS Admissions Office.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendations to ATCAS. At least one letter must be from a practicing athletic trainer. Preference is given to applicants with two of three letters from health care providers familiar with the applicant. One academic recommendation is acceptable. Personal or character recommendations are discouraged.

Applicants gaining acceptance to the Athletic Training program are required to submit to a criminal background check through the ATCAS system. Results of these screens that violate policies and procedures of Campbell University, CPHS, or one of the affiliated institutions may have a negative impact on the candidate’s ability to matriculate into the program.

It should be noted, the Admissions Committee continues to review the results of pending coursework, test scores and behavior during the admissions and matriculation process. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to rescind the offer of admission due to poor performance or unprofessional behavior.

Step 2: Submit the Supplemental Application

A supplemental application must also be submitted with a nonrefundable $50 application fee to the CPHS Admissions Office. Failure to complete the required supplemental components of the admissions process will delay the review of the application package until all elements are submitted and received.

Complete the Supplemental Application


Once a verified ATCAS application and a supplemental application have been received, it will be reviewed by the CPHS Admissions Office to ensure all criteria are met. If an application meets all admissions criteria, the application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The applicant may be scheduled for an onsite interview. Notification of onsite interview will be sent to the applicant via email.

Step 3: Interviews

Completed application packages are evaluated by the Admission Committee to determine the applicant’s potential as an athletic training student. Based on this evaluation, an invitation to participate in a personal admissions interview may be extended. The interview is designed as a two-way exchange with the goals of discussing and understanding:

  • Campbell University Athletic Training program
  • Athletic Training profession
  • Educational background
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Work and personal experience

Following the interview process, applicants will be notified by the CPHS Admissions Office of an admissions decision through email and an official decision letter will be mailed. Applicants may be accepted into the program prior to completion of their bachelor’s degree or required prerequisite courses; however, all admissions requirements must be met prior to matriculation into the program.

All accepted students will be required to submit to a criminal background check and substance abuse screening test as needed. Accepted students must submit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 to the Campbell University Business Office, as described in the acceptance letter, to secure a position in the program. Once the student has arrived on campus, the deposit is applied toward the first semester’s tuition and fees.