Pre-Professional (Applicant) Phase

Students intending to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must be selected for admission after meeting the minimum departmental and degree criteria. Because of a limited number of clinical education sites, meeting all criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the professional (clinical) phase of the degree program.  Our program typically accepts 17-20 students per cohort per year.


Application Process and Requirements

The application phase for our Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program begins after students have enrolled and started LSU, which is typically during the Freshman Year.  Prospective students must attend one of our two Pre-Professional Orientation Meetings (held in early Fall and early Spring semesters) to initiate the application process to the professional (clinical)phase and initiate the process for completing the 100 hours of observational experiences under preceptors with our LSU Athletic Department’s athletic training staff. 

Minimum criteria to be accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training include:

  • Completion of pre-observation meeting(s) that address clinical policies and procedures;

  • Completion of a physical examination through the LSU Student Health Center (forms obtained in the Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting);

  • Grade of “B-” or better in ATRN 2000 – Emergency Medical Response (taken during the Spring semester only)

  • Complete a minimum of 100 hours of observational experiences (only obtained on the LSU Campus)

  • Evaluation of performance during observational experiences;

  • Interview with program faculty and preceptors;

  • Ability to comply with the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training’s technical standards, with or without accommodation, which establishes the essential qualities considered necessary to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer. A copy of the technical standards can be found on the LSU Athletic Training Program’s website ( website;

  • Favorable completion of an application packet and processes provided at the Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting (conducted in early Fall and early Spring semesters). The deadline to submit the application packet is 12:00 pm on the second Thursday in April. The application materials must be submitted to the designated Athletic Training representative provided on application materials or announced on the School of Kinesiology website.


Certified Athletic Training Internship Application Information

Louisiana State University will host multiple full-time Athletic Training Intern positions each year. These elite Interns come to us from prestigious master’s degree programs and bring with them the knowledge and skills that keep our Athletic Training Program one of the top in the country. Our Interns are an important part of our CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program serving as mentors and preceptors for our core of Athletic Training Students. We look to these incoming Interns to be a motivating force for the future of our curriculum and Athletic Training profession. More information about the current staff and facilities can be found here.

Priority in filling these highly sought after Internships are based on availability and qualifications. The positions have a starting date on June 1st. Applicants must be Board Certified members of the NATA, graduated from a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Curriculum and meet eligibility requirements for state licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME). Information on how to begin this process can be found here

This is a 12-month position offered at a base salary of $30,000/yr. Under federal law, these positions include quality state medical health insurance and fringe benefits. The Intern will be required to contribute to the retirement system which will be an 8% monthly withholding with a 5.9% University match. The Athletic Training Department will cover the cost of state licensure as well as costs related to the background check.  NATA dues are not included. Costs related to continuing education (CEUs) and other related trainings will be considered on an individual basis.

 Interested applicants should pay close attention to the LSU Human Resources page at:

Positions are often posted beginning in March and will remain on the Human Resource site until internships are filled. If you have any additional questions regarding our athletic training internship positions, please feel free to reach out to our Athletic Training Department at 225-578-2050.

For More Information About Athletic Training @ LSU

To learn more about the athletic training profession and our nationally recognized CAATE accredited program, visit our program’s faculty page to schedule a phone call or campus visit with our faculty.