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Pre-Professional Phase Requirements


Students planning to major in athletic training are considered part of the pre-professional phase once they are admitted to Nicholls.

The pre-professional phase requires students to complete the university’s general education requirements and allows the program to identify students who are interested in gaining formal admittance to the athletic training program. Students also have the opportunity to see the commitment required by the program through an introductory course and clinical experiences.

To complete the pre-professional phase, students must:

  • be admitted to Nicholls State University,
  • complete required general education courses and core prerequisites, including BIOL 114, 115, 116, 117,
  • complete introductory courses of study (ATTR101 – Careers in Sports Medicine and ATTR 102 – Clinical introduction to Athletic Training) and a minimum of 80 hours of approved and verified athletic training clinical hours,
  • earn a C or better in all pre-professional courses and
  • have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the completion of the pre-professional phase.
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