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M.S. in Athletic Training Admissions

Students with a bachelor's degree in any academic area may be considered for admission to the NSU MSAT. 

MSAT Application Deadline: March 1, 2020!

To be considered for admission to the program beginning in May 2020, prospective students must apply to the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) by March 1 and submit NSU’s supplemental application by April 15, 2020.


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).  DO THIS FIRST!atcas-student-icon.pngarrow-with-text-2.png
  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) and a grade of C 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).
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

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 link provided above to access the ATCAS application.

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