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Admissions Requirements

Students with bachelor's degree in any academic area may be considered for admission to the NSU MSAT.  Completed Applications will be evaluated on a rolling admissions process beginning February 1st and will conclude no later than May 1st.  

The MSAT admissions requirements for admission are as follows:

  1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or approved degree credentialing agency for international students.
  2. Application submitted to ATCAS ($85 for first application, $45 for each additional program).
  3. Application and admission to NSU ($50 Non-refundable application fee).  Submit NSU Supplemental Application
  4. A minimum of 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA), a minimum of 3.0 prerequisite and science GPA, and a grade of 3.0 or better on all prerequisite courses.  Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to successfully matriculating to the MSAT. Failure to submit final transcripts by July 31st will result in dismissal from the MSAT.
  5. Successful completion of professional interview with NSU MSAT Admissions Committee.  These online interviews will only be offered to students who meet all application requirements.
  6. Official transcripts from all institutions attended that include prerequisite courses.
  7. A curriculum vitae/resume.
  8. Personal statement of professional goals.
  9. Three letters of recommendation.
  10. 50 hours of observational experience with a Certified Athletic Trainer (NSU MSAT Observational Form).
  11. GRE scores from Educational Testing Service.  Scores must meet the minimum of 140 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative section.  GRE scores must be less than five years old.
PREREQUISITES SEMESTERS
Psychology 3 semester hours
Statistics 3 semester hours
Biology with Lab 4 semester hours
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 8 semester hours with lab (anatomy and physiology may be combined or separate)
Chemistry with Lab 4 semester hours with lab
Physics with Lab 4 semester hours with lab
Kinesiology/Biomechanics 3 semester hours
Exercise Physiology 3 semester hours
Nutrition 3 semester hours
Health/Wellness 3 semester hours

All applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Selection for a professional interview does not guarantee admission to the program.  Admission decisions will be made at the conclusion of the interview process.  Please click the image below to access the ATCAS application.

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