Wayne State University

Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Admission and Requirements

Program Admission

Enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) is contingent upon admission to the WSU Graduate School. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required during bachelor's degree studies. Additionally, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Three professional references, with at least one from a certified athletic trainer
  • Documented observation of an athletic trainer (ATC) in the professional setting for a minimum of 30 hours
  • Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR/AED) Certification or Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • A personal interview
  • Grade of C or better in the following courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 credits)
    • Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
    • Research/Statistical Methods (3 credits)
    • Basic Nutrition (3 credits)
    • General Physics with lab (4 credits)
    • Biomechanics (3 credits)
    • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Students will show proof of a physical examination that verifies the student can safely meet the physical and technical skills required by an athletic training student and provide evidence of Hepatitis B immunization before placed a clinical site.

Degree Requirement

The course of study will be a 24-month program beginning during the summer semester. Students will complete a total of four semesters and two summer sessions, integrating a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Students are required to complete each semester sequentially, with full-time enrollment.