Currently, the Athletic Training Educational Program (ATEP) at UNLV is a competitive based entry program, designed to be completed in 5 semesters. The cohort (class size) is targeted to maintain the entry of 15 students in each accepted class during the fall of each year. Traditionally, students apply for acceptance during the fall to begin the 5 semester program each spring. Accepted students will then go through the curriculum classes, clinical rotations, and complete the required competencies and proficiencies in the outlined order.
Students may transfer to UNLV in the spring, summer or fall. Being accepted by the university does NOT automatically guarantee acceptance into the ATEP. A transfer student must apply for entry into the UNLV ATEP. There are two distinct methods of application to the UNLV ATEP and a transfer student can choose either if they meet the minimum qualifications of the method chosen.
- Fall application (with the majority of students at UNLV)
- Spring / Summer application
The preferred method for students who want to transfer to UNLV and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree would be to initiate the application process in the fall semester of the school year. The student must meet the prerequisites found on the UNLV ATEP website, which include:
- complete the application, essays, and reference letters
- perform 25 hours of observation
- pass the entrance exam
- complete an on campus interview
- complete the required coursework as outlined (SIM 101 and anatomy) and maintain an overall 2.75 grade point average.
The transfer student is eligible to complete the fall application process and if accepted, must start with the spring semester cohort. If the transfer student can not document they have been supervised by an ATC as an athletic training student for a minimum of 250 hours at the community college or university level they must follow the above outlined application procedure.
Spring / Summer Application
The second method for the transfer student to enter the UNLV ATEP requires the documentation of a minimum of 250 contact hours directly supervised by an ATC at the community college, junior college, or university setting. If this requirement is met, the prospective transfer student must contact the Program Director to determine if there is room available in the cohort. By initiating the application process in the spring a student would be requesting a fall semester start in the UNLV ATEP. If there is space available in the UNLV ATEP, then the prospective transfer student must complete the following to be eligible for entry.
- Apply for and be formally admitted to the University of Nevada Las Vegas
- Check the university deadlines for application and registration of classes.
- Meet with the Division of AHS advisor to clarify all transfer course work.
Once these steps have been completed the transfer student must complete the following courses, at UNLV, the summer prior to the fall entry requested.
|SIM 101|| Introduction to AT
(Upon passing this class with a ‘C’ or better an additional 100 point cumulative exam must be taken, a 70% passing grade is required to complete the application process)
|SIM 102||Introduction to AT Clinical
(Students will be required to participate as an athletic training student during football camp in August)
|SIM 201||Exercise and Sport Injury Care||3 credits|
|SIM 150||Management of Sport Trauma/Illness||3 credits|
|KIN 245||Anatomical Kinesiology||3 credits|
By completing the above courses and requirements with a minimum UNLV GPA of 2.75, a student would arrive at UNLV during the summer session. The courses taken during the summer session would be considered the 1st of the required 5 semesters that need to be completed. The successful student would then be starting the fall semester with the same background as the other students in their cohort.
If a student attempts one of the ATEP entry methods and is ultimately unsuccessful, the student can continue to take courses as a Kinesiology major (in one of three academic tracks) and can re-apply to the ATEP in a subsequent fall semester. Students will be encouraged to continue in the Kinesiology major and complete their degree program possibly with a double major in Kinesiology and Athletic Training (assuming they are successful in entering the ATEP in a subsequent year).