Cumberland University

Transfer Students

All transfer students must make formal application, be admitted to the program and follow the prescribed course of study. The following are the requirements for admission of a transfer student into the Athletic Training (AT) Program:
  • Be admitted to Cumberland University by the Office of Admissions.
  • Complete the equivalent of HHP 230 (Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries) and HHP 227 (Safety and First Aid) with a "B" or better at an accredited college, university, or community college.
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.50 from all previous college, university, or community college coursework.
    • Recommended Transfer Course taken (BIO 111 - General Biology)
  • Completion and documentation of fifty (50) clinical observation hours in athletic training room or orthopedic rehabilitation clinic.
  • Completion of AT Program application
  • Completion of letter of application
  • Interview with the selection committee
  • Provide documentation of passing a physical examination
  • Providing evidence of completion of Hepatitis B vaccinations and MMR vaccination and a TB skin test
  • Technical Standards form signed
  • Completion of criminal background check
  • Pass Drug Test
  • Providing evidence of NATA membership (must show annually)
  • Provide Proof of Personal Health Insurance (must show annually)

*Transfer students will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine what is best.*
*Students are responsible for all associated costs for CU and AT Program admission requirements.*

Selection of Students

The Athletic Training Program selects students after April 1st for the next academic year. Application materials should be completed prior to this date to be fully considered for admission to the program. Application materials and any additional information can be requested from the Athletic Training Program Director. Once the deadline for submission of applications has passed, the selection committee will interview all qualified applicants. The selection committee (consisting of all AT Program faculty members) will then evaluate each applicant using four criteria using a weighted point system. After this evaluation, the highest scoring applicants will be accepted into the Athletic Training Program. The criteria and weight system are as follows:
  • Grade Point Average
    • 3.50 and higher-10 points
    • 3.25 to 3.49 - 8 points
    • 3.00 to 3.24 - 6 points
    • 2.75 to 2.99 - 4 points
    • 2.50 to 2.74 - 2 points
  • Quality of Observation Hours
    • Outstanding - 10 points
    • Great - 8 points
    • Good - 6 points
    • Fair - 4 points
    • Poor - 2 points
  • Quality of Interview
    • Outstanding - 5 points
    • Great - 4 points
    • Good - 3 points
    • Fair - 2 points
    • Poor - 1 point
  • Quality of Application for Admission and Letter of interest
    • Outstanding - 5 points
    • Great - 4 points
    • Good - 3 points
    • Fair - 2 points
    • Poor - 1 point

*Students admitted to the AT Program are responsible for all associated costs for CU and the AT Program throughout matriculation. 
Refer to the AT Program Handbook for program specific costs and the CU website for university specific costs.*