Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment under the direction of, or in collaboration with, a physician in accordance with the state’s statutes, rules, and regulations. As part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include patient care in five domains of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being.
The Master of Athletic Training is designed for individuals who did not earn an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training or did not earn certification as an Athletic Trainer in their undergraduate major.
If you are already certified or have an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training, view our Master of Science in Kinesiology and Recreation (Athletic Training) program.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a Master's program.
You must have a grade "C" or better in the following undergraduate prerequisite courses:
Submit your current resume that outlines your education and work history.
Submit a goal statement with the following information:
Provide the name and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation (preferably one from a licensed health care provider)
Invited applicants will be contacted by the graduate coordinator to have a formal interview with Athletic Training program faculty.
While not required for admission, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 30 observation hours with an athletic trainer prior to applying to the Master of Athletic Training program.
Upon acceptance into the program, you will be required to meet health and safety compliance requirements. These include:
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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