Athletic Training



We appreciate your interest in Troy University.


Troy University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by
Alabama State Law, Troy University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Troy University Area V page, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of course work and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to Troy University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Athletic Training, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to one of our Troy University Campuses. 


This is for use Alabama Community College students only.  If you are transferring to Troy University from another institution outside of the Alabama Community College System, please contact our
admissions office for up-to-date transfer information.

INSTRUCTIONS:  You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this TROY-AREA V document.  For any recommendations made below, please follow them within each AREA for a more seamless transfer experience to TROY.

MAJOR:  Athletic Training  (This major is available through the Troy Campus only)


AREA I-V Recommendations:


A grade of "C" or higher is required in Composition I and II at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.


When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.


Students attending Troy University are required to complete a course in Ethics.  Students at a community college are strongly encouraged to take IDS 102(Ethics) to meet this requirement.


A grade of "C" or higher is required in the Math course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.


When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.

NOTE:  The Personal Health (HED 221) course on the guide is NOT required by TROY.  Please select another course from those listed below for these credit hours.

The remaining 19 SH in Area V can be obtained at the community college by taking 19 SH from the following:

  • BIO 201 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) (4 SH)

  • BIO 202 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II) (4 SH)

  • NUR 206 (Advanced Nutrition Concepts) (3 SH)

  • ORI 101 (Orientation to College)(1 SH)

  • CIS 146 (Microcomputer Applications)(3 SH)

  • CHM 111 (College Chemistry I)(4 SH) – if not taken in Area III

  • IDS 102 (Ethics)(3 SH) -if not taken in AREA II

  • History or Literature course from AREA II or IV to complete a sequence(3SH)-if a sequence is not completed in AREA II or IV

  • Medical Terminology(1 SH)

NOTE:  Before transfer students can be accepted into the Athletic Training program, they must meet the admissions requirements for the professional program as stated in the Troy University Catalog - Admission to the AT Program, Application and Selection Process and Requirements:

Requirements for admission to the Professional Athletic Training Program: 

1.  Students must possess an overall 3.0 GPA as well as a 3.0 GPA in all athletic training core courses to be considered for admission.
2. All student applicants applying for the Athletic Training Program must have completed AT 1101, BIO 1100 and L100, MTH 1112, CHM 1142, CHM L142, and ENG 1101, and ENG 1102 with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
3. The Athletic Training Program (AT Program) accepts completed applications for program admission twice a year.  The due dates are April 1 and July 1 of each academic year.  Applicants applying by the April 1 deadline will receive priority and the July 1 applicants will receive consideration only if there are slots available after the April 1 program admission process is complete.  Admission to the AT Program is selective and completed applications do not guarantee admission into the AT Program.

4. All students must be interviewed by the Athletic Training Program Board of Admissions as a component of the application process.  Student applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and have documented a minimum of 40 observation hours under a certified athletic trainer prior to being considered for admission into the AT Program.
5. All transfer  student applicants must  complete the equivalent of BIO 1100 and L100, MTH 1112, CHM 1142 and  L142, ENG 1101 and ENG 1102 with a minimum GPA of 3.0  prior to admission into the AT Program.  AT 1101 must also be completed under the same criteria; however, it must be taken at Troy University.  Transfer students must go through the same application process as Troy University students.
6. Each student accepted into the AT Program must submit a signed agreement stating that he/she accepts the invitation and responsibility connected with the AT Program.

Progression in the Athletic Training Program:
1. Students who are accepted into the AT Program begin course progression in the fall semester of the acceptance year.
2. All students must maintain current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED, and Oxygen Administration certifications. Professional liability insurance must be purchased annually through the examination Hepatitis B vaccine, TB skin test, and current tetanus immunization must be on file when enrolled in the AT Program. Students are required to purchase a package through Certified Background through which they will submit and maintain up-to-date fingerprint records, background check and drug test results. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical education setting.
3. Achievement tests are required at various points in the student’s educational experience.                                                            4. Due to clinical education requirements-within the Athletic Training Program, students are responsible for essential items of personal equipment (rain gear, tape scissors, stethoscope, pen light, and blood pressure cuff), uniforms, Hepatitis B Vaccine Series, liability insurance cost, purchase of Certified Background package (including fingerprinting service, yearly background check and drug testing), and travel..
5. Students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA as well as a 3.0 GPA in all athletic training core courses.                                       6. Students must earn a C or better in all athletic training core courses.  If a student earns a D or F in any AT Program courses, he/she must repeat that course.

For additional policies related to the bachelor of science degree in athletic training, contact the director of the athletic training program, 3212 Veterans  Stadium Tower, Troy University, 36082, or call (334) 670-5818.

Troy University Baccalaureate Degrees
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following credit hour requirements:
1.  A minimum of 120 SH
2.  At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit
3.  No more than 25 percent of the degree program may be earned using portfolio based credit.
4.  At least 25 percent of the degree program must be completed with Troy University.
5.  Twelve (12) semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence at Troy University.
6.  Students must earn a minimum of 50 percent of all degree program hours on a senior college level in order to graduate from Troy University with a bachelor's degree

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Troy University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

Athletic Training Contact Person

(If you have questions please contact the following person)

Name:  Dr. Kimberly Shaw
Office:  3212 Veterans Stadium Tower, Troy University, University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082
Phone:  334-670-5818

Other Helpful Links:

·      TROY Transfer Credit Listings

·      TROY’s General Studies Program

·      TROY Catalogs

·      TROY Home Page

·      TROY Admissions

·      TROY Financial Aid