AT Program Admission and Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

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 an athletic trainer (ATC)
  • 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)
  • Grade of C or better in the following courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 credits)
    • Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
    • Research/Statistical Methods (3 credits)
    • Physics (3 credits)
    • General Psychology (3 credits)
    • Nutrition (3 credits)
    • Biomechanics (3 credits)
  • A personal interview

Application Process

Applications for the 2018 Summer Term enrollment are now being accepted. Application review begins January 2, 2018.

  • Complete the Wayne State University Office of Graduate Admissions online application.  

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.

Requirements for Clinical Rotation Assignments (Post Admission)

  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Proof of immunizations, which may include a current TB test
  • Completion of a Technical Standards Understanding Agreement
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