Application to the BS in Athletic Training Program
To apply to Barry’s undergraduate program in athletic training, you must first apply for admission to Barry University. Upon admission to Barry University, you can be granted acceptance into the BS in Athletic Training program. Once you have met all acceptance requirements and have completed 24 credits of specific coursework, you can apply for acceptance to the clinical program. To be considered for graduation in athletic training, you must be accepted into the clinical program.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has implemented this two-step process to help ensure your success and to ensure that graduates of the program will leave Barry as qualified, competent professionals. The steps in this application process are outlined below.
Step One: Application to Barry University
To apply to Barry University, you must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
- A completed undergraduate application. This application can be electronically submitted.
- Barry University has waived the online application fee for prospective undergraduate students. If you prefer to complete and submit a paper application, you must also include a nonrefundable $30 processing fee. Please make your check or money order payable to Barry University.
- Official high school transcripts and all college/university transcripts
- Official SAT I or ACT scores
If you are an international student whose first language is not English, you must also submit a TOEFL score. Educational records (transcripts, record of marks, school-leaving examinations) must be accompanied by certified English translations if in a language other than English.
Step Two: Clinical Program Requirements in Athletic Training
Students must be accepted into the clinical program in order to be considered candidates for graduation in athletic training. To satisfy the requirements of Barry University and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), you must complete 1,200 hours of supervised practical in six continuous semesters of clinical study prior to applying for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination, in accordance with the standards set by Barry University, BOC, and CAATE. Clinical skills and internship courses may not be taken concurrently. All course requirements for certification by the BOC are included in the athletic training major and can be found at www.bocatc.org.
Clinical Program Selection Criteria
To be selected for Barry’s clinical program in athletic training, you must meet the following criteria:
- Completion of a minimum of 24 credits of specific coursework.
- SES 181: Athletic Training Pre-Clinical Skills I; SES 281: Athletic Training Pre-Clinical Skills II; BIO 220/220L: Human Anatomy and Lab; SES 220/220L: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Lab; SES 212/212L: Emergency Response and Lab completed with all certifications and a grade of C or better.
- Major declared in athletic training.
- A program application form completed and filed with the Program Director.
- Official transcripts on file with the Academic Advisor. Students transferring to Barry and simultaneously applying for acceptance into the clinical program must have their official transcripts filed with their clinical application to the Program Director.
- Both a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 or higher to enter and to remain active in the clinical program.
- Two program recommendations on file with the Program Director.
- Statement of personal and professional goals filed with the Program director. (one full page, typed, double spaced).
- Successful completion of interview with the selection committee.
- Technical Standards acknowledgement signed by applicant and witnessed by program director.
The candidates for the clinical component of the athletic training professional program must meet all 10 criteria listed above. The number of appointments to the program will vary each year. Program application materials must be received by April 1 of the first academic year in which the student participates as an athletic training major in order to be considered for the fall semester. These fall candidates will be notified of their clinical program status after June 1.
The Athletic Training program meets the educational requirements to sit for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Upon successfully passing the exam, the student is eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Florida. Barry University has not determined whether the degree program meets the educational requirements to apply for professional licensure outside of Florida. Prospective students are urged to contact their state’s licensing agency for the most up-to-date information.