Admissions and Program Standards
All candidates for the Athletic Training program transfer as well as in-house students must apply for admission to the College through the Office of Admissions prior to initiating the process for admission into the Athletic Training program. Admission to Dominican College does not assure admission into the program. Along with program admission and retention criteria, there are technical standards associated with the program. Please see the Program Director or the College's web site for details.
Before applying for official entry to the AT Program, all students must successfully complete the following prerequisites at Dominican College:
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Introduction to Athletic Training
All applicants are required to take the College placement examinations in writing, reading, and mathematics to determine their level of competency in these skills. Students whose performance on these tests fails to meet College standards will be required to raise their competencies through appropriate laboratory and/or course work.
Having satisfied the above prerequisites, all applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program must meet the following grade criteria:
- minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5
- minimum grade of C (2.0) in all Natural Science courses
- minimum grade of B- (2.7) in AT 118
In addition to their academic records, eligible candidates for the program may be evaluated according to several other factors, including: presentation at a personal interview with the Athletic Training Program Director; acceptable performance on a specially assigned essay; work and/or volunteer experience in the field of Athletic Training; and professional references. In the event that the number of qualified applicants exceeds spaces available in the program, these criteria will be used to determine a ranking of the candidates.
Once accepted, students must meet the following standards for continuance in the program:
- minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 at the end of each academic year
- minimum grade of C (2.0) in all Natural Sciences, Athletic Training, and Allied Health Courses
- consistent demonstration of professional performance and behavior, particularly in clinical settings
- adherence to all College and program policies and guidelines as articulated in the Catalog, the Student Handbook, and the Athletic Training Student Manual
- each student is responsible for a yearly physical examination, at his/her expense, in order to demonstrate compliance with the technical standards associated with the program