ATHP Frequently Asked Questions
Application and Admission Procedures
- When are applications due? The program uses an open application process, but applications are accepted and reviewed starting on April 1st for admission into the program starting the following fall semester. Enrollment in the program is limited by the availability of faculty and clinical field experiences, therefore admission is competitive. Decisions are normally made by April 10th so students and faculty can do appropriate advising and registration.
- Does the program use a wait list for students not admitted into the program? Yes. The program does use a wait list if enrollment of the program exceeds faculty and clinical placements slots.
- How often does the program admit students into the program? Students are admitted into the program once a year, in the fall semester.
- Does your program admit students for clinical experiences in their freshman year? Yes, as long as students meet the admission requirements for the program they may be admitted into the program as an incoming freshman. It is possible for individuals to take dual credit or be admitted into early admission into some college and university settings. The program does recommend that students interested in the possibility to contact the program director in the summer between the junior and senior years.
- Does your program offer scholarships? No. All academic scholarships are handled through the Office of Financial Assistance at the university. Individuals interested in finding out more information about scholarships, grants and loans should go to the Office of Financial Assistance.
About the Program
- How many clinical sites does your program currently use? The program currently is using two universities, five high schools, and two physician staffed clinics. The program has the possibility to utilize many more if the demand and exposure requires it.
- What is your normal teacher to student ratio for the classes in the program? The normal student to teacher ratio is roughly 10:1. The professors in the program are able to provide our students with traditional teaching methods, but also provide the student with individual attention for specific learning needs.