Eligibility & Application

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Graduate of a bachelor's-level or master's-level athletic training education program
  • Hold a current Athletic training license or be in the process of obtaining one.
  • Board of Certification (BOC) certified – Take & pass the BOC on or before the March/April Testing window in the same year as you intend to start the program.
  • Membership in the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is highly recommended

Application Components
  • Completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the following licenses and certifications
  • Accepting applications: Nov 1 – January 31st of the next calendar year. Application deadline: January 31st.

Application Process
All applicants will be interviewed on-site by the admissions committee prior to making a final decision. The committee will decide on final resident selection after taking into consideration all components of each prospective resident's application package.

Strong applicants demonstrate a thorough understanding of the purpose of residency programs as they relate to the mission of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), a firm commitment to completing the program, and a strong desire to learn and to continue skill development after residency through ongoing education and mentorship. Applicants should also possess effective communication skills and a professional demeanor, show evidence of being both a team player and a leader, and can exemplify the I CARE values of Houston Methodist.

Athletic Training Residency Retention/Minimum Completion Criteria Policy:
  • To remain in good standing throughout the residency program, the resident must:
    • Fully participate in all required didactic and clinical experiences
    • Maintain the required minimum passing score for all assignments
    • Adhere to all policy and procedures set forth in the Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual
    • Adhere to all policy and procedures set forth in the Houston Methodist Sugar Land employee handbook

Athletic Training Residency Aggregate Data


   2022-23  2021-22  2020-21  2019-20  2018-19  2017-18  2016-17   2015-16
 Employment Rate  5/5 = 100%  5/5 = 100%  5/5 = 100%  12/13 = 92%  16/17 = 94%  11/11 = 100%  11/12 = 92%  8/8 = 100%
 Completion Rate  5/5 = 100%  5/5 = 100%  5/5 = 100%  13/15 = 87%  16/17 = 94%  11/13 = 85%  12/13 = 92% 7/8 = 88%

Contact Us

For more information on the Athletic Training Residency program at Houston Methodist Sugar Land, please contact: 

Jessica Gonzalez Pons: jgonzalezpons@houstonmethodist.org