Application - AT Undergrad

The Athletic Training (AT) Strategic Alliance released an official statement about the professional degree for athletic training. The AT Strategic Alliance is made up of the Board of Certification (BOC), Commission on Accreditation on Athletic Training Education (CAATE), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the NATA Research & Education Foundation. The current Standard 2 states "CAATE accredited professional athletic training programs must result in the granting of a master's degree in Athletic Training."

In order to maintain and continue our CAATE accredited professional (undergraduate) Athletic Training Program (ATP), and prepare this important degree transition, Fall 2017 was last admission for the B.S. in Athletic Training.

Note: Current SJSU students may declare B.S. in Athletic Training, but only students who are formally admitted into the Athletic Training Program (ATP) through our secondary ATP admission will be granted a B.S. in Athletic Training.

We accept applications once a year. The deadline for completed applications is April 10 for the Fall Admission. Please note that if an application deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the Friday just prior to the Saturday or Sunday weekend deadline.

Complete all required supplemental application materials and enclose these materials in an envelope as a single packet and send it to the ATEP Director:

KyungMo Han, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Director, Professional Athletic Training Program
Department of Kinesiology, SPX 173G 
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0054

Application Information


The Professional Athletic Training Program (ATP) at San José State University, in the Department of Kinesiology, offers the opportunity to combine 36 semester units with the general education, and core curriculum in Kinesiology.

Opportunities to gain experience with university and community college intercollegiate athletic programs, secondary school interscholastic settings, and/or sports medicine/physical therapy clinics exist for students. Area physicians and allied health care professionals complement the faculty, as they contribute to the educational process by presenting guest lecturers, providing clinical instruction, and facilitating opportunities for observation of orthopedic and other surgeries for students.


The purpose of the Professional ATP is to provide a comprehensive, progressive educational and practical foundation within physiological, kinesiological, and applied medical contexts of health care services for a career as an athletic training professional who works effectively with diverse populations and in diverse settings. Athletic training students (ATSs) are exposed to current research and formal instruction in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and rehabilitation of the physically active in various settings such as college/university, high school, clinical, professional, and community. Students develop analytical, critical thinking, and creative thinking skills they can apply to the daily operation of traditional and non-traditional athletic training settings. This program provides opportunities for students to prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination.


For admission to the university, an application must be submitted and accepted by San José State University. Please visit for the University admission and application information. A separate application must be submitted for acceptance to the Professional ATP.

Meeting the minimum ATP (Athletic Training Program) application eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission into ATP.  It is the expectation that the average successful applicant has "MUCH" higher than the minimum 2.75 overall GPA.  Obviously a higher overall GPA and higher GPA on the 4 prerequisites result in a better chance of ATP admission.

Admission requirements for the Professional ATP:

  • Personal Information
  • Official transcript(s) for all collegiate level academic work.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 (on 4.0 scale) or above required.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of Hepatitis B vaccination record or signed Hepatitis B vaccination waiver form.
  • Completed physical examination form.
  • Signed technical standards form.
  • Completed verification of clinical observation hours form. A minimum of 50 hours of athletic training observation are required This form can be submitted the last day of the Spring semester of your application. For all applicants who need this requirement, the course instructor will assign you to one of our affiliate sites to complete the required observation hours while you are taking KIN 188 at San José State University. A proof of bloodborne pathogen training is required prior to begin observation hours. 
  • Current copy (front and back) of CPR/AED Certification (American Red Cross Emergency Cardiac Care Certification must include the following adult & pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask). Examples of course that provide the above certifications are: “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer” by the American Red Cross or “BLS Healthcare Provider CPR” by the American Heart Association. For consideration of other certifications, contact the Program Director for validation.
  • Completed or concurrent enrollment in KIN 188/189 at San José State University: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lecture/Lab with a grade of C (not C-) or higher.
  • Completed or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 65 (Human Anatomy) or equivalent and BIOL 66 (Human Physiology) or equivalent with a grade of C (not C-) or higher.