M.A. in Athletic Training Leadership

The M.A. degree program in Athletic Training Leadership will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who do not have the required GPA of 3.0 will be required to submit a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report with a minimum score of 400 (taken within the last three years) or a GRE score report (taken within the last three years; GRE score benchmarks are 149, 149, and 3.6). Applicants who are required to submit TOEFL scores are exempt from submitting MAT scores.
  • Submit verification of current Board of Certification (BOC) certification as an athletic trainer.  Applicants graduating from CAATE accredited athletic training programs, who have not yet taken/passed the BOC exam, are eligible to apply but must provide verification of certification prior to taking any Athletic Training (ATRN) courses.
  • Submit a resume that includes education and work/clinical education experience as an athletic trainer and/or athletic training student.
  • Have successfully completed a college-level prerequisite course in statistics from a regionally accredited U.S. higher education institution with a grade of B- or higher.  Inferential statistics content is recommended.  The course must be a minimum of 3 credit and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Submit one professional and one supervisor Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with the program faculty, if invited.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

M.S. in Athletic Training

The M.S. degree program in Athletic Training  will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.

  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who do not have the required GPA of 3.0 will be required to submit a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score report with a minimum score of 400 (taken within the last three years) or a GRE score report (taken within the last three years; GRE score benchmarks are 149, 149, and 3.6). Applicants who are required to submit TOEFL scores are exempt from submitting MAT scores.

  • Submit a resume that includes education and work experience.

  • Submit one professional and one supervisor Admission Reference.

  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.

  • Required minimum of 30 hours of clinical observation under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

  • Interview with program faculty.

  • Have completed college-level subject matter prerequisites from a regionally accredited U.S. higher education institution, with a grade of B- or higher. Each prerequisite course must be a minimum of 3 credits and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.

    Required:

  • 1 Biology course

  • 1 Anatomy course

  • 1 Physiology course

  • 1 Statistics course

  • 1 Biomechanics course

  • 1 Exercise Physiology course

Post-Admission Enrollment Requirements

Accepted students will receive an official acceptance letter. Once admitted into the M.S. in Athletic Training program, students must provide a nonrefundable $250 deposit within 21 days of receipt of the acceptance letter. The $250 is applied to the first term’s fee.

Students will receive a checklist to complete by sending the following items (all items due August 1st):

  • Required current certification in either American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.  Copy (with instructor’s signature or QR code) of current, valid certification card(s) serves as proof of certification.

  • Documentation of the following up-to-date immunizations:

    • Completed Hepatitis B series

    • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): (2 dates) Must be given after your first birthday

    • Tetanus shot within the last 10 years

  • Submit a physical examination signed by a licensed medical physician (or designee).  Physical exam must be on Graduate Athletic Training Program Physical Form.

  • Signed copy of the M.S. in Athletic Training Technical Standards  (with or without reasonable accommodations) form.  Compliance with the program’s technical standards alone does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the BOC certification exam.

  • Signed copy of the M.S. in Athletic Training Non-Disclosure Statement.

  • Signed copy of the M.S. in Athletic Training Communicable Disease Policy.