Main Content

Athletic Training Admission

Apply Now


The TCU Athletic Training Program has a secondary selective admissions process. In order to be considered for Fall admission, applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2019.  Applicants selected for admission will be notified by email. Applicants must accept the position by April 15, 2019. Admission is competitive and submission of materials does not guarantee admittance to the program. Acceptance is contingent on acceptance to TCU. Due to the transition of Athletic Training Programs to the graduate level, TCU will not accept undergraduate students to the program after the Fall of 2019. Graduate students will be accepted beginning in the Summer of 2021, pending SACS and CAATE approval.

To be considered for admission into the Athletic Training Program, students must submit:

  • Completed Athletic Training Program application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of all academic transcripts (high school and college, if applicable); a minimum high school GPA of 2.75 is required
  • Interview (on campus interviews are preferred but phone interviews will be available for those students unable to travel)
  • Applicants are judged based on GPA, extracurricular activities, strength of letters of recommendation, strength of essay responses, and interview. Previous experience as an Athletic Training Student is not required.

Transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and should contact the program director prior to application.

Upon admission, students are required to have a physical exam by the TCU Athletic Training Program medical director, show documentation of immunization for hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, and varicella or documentation of history of the chicken pox, show proof of a current TB skin test, and attest that they meet the technical standards established by the program.

Click on the respective link to download a copy of the application and technical standards or visit the Athletic Training Program offices (Rickel 172) in TCU’s Department of Kinesiology.

Athletic Training Application (PDF)
Athletic Training Application (Microsoft Word)
Technical Standards


Program Costs

Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Major will incur the following costs associated with the clinical portion of the program:

  • Criminal background check and drug screen: $107.00 (one time cost)
  • Transportation costs to off-campus clinical sites (cost of gas, vehicle maintenance, etc.): cost variable
  • Khaki pants and shorts: cost variable
  • Tennis shoes (first-year students only): cost variable

Additional clothing items will be provided to the student (see TCU Athletic Training Handbook for Clothing Policy). Liability insurance is provided by the university for all students enrolled in the athletic training major. The physical exam and annual TB tests are provided by the TCU physicians and student health center at no charge to the student. CPR certification (AHA health care provider) is paid for by the program and is not charged to the student. Students who are members of the TCU Athletic Training Students’ Association qualify to have their NATA membership paid (Level II – IV students only).


A BSAT is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone. Find out what kind of assistance is available from the TCU Office of Financial Aid and Athletic Training-specific scholarships.

Financial Aid

Looking for more information? Want to stay in touch? Join our mailing list to get the most up-to-date information coming out of TCU.

Request Information

Find information about TCU’s undergraduate admission process and plan your next step.

Dates & Deadlines

Academics, student life and everything in between. Find answers to applicants’ most frequently-asked questions here.