Athletic Training - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a professional master's program in athletic training?

A professional program is a graduate level degree for students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree in another field and want to pursue the BOC, Inc. credential (ATC) and practice professionally as an athletic trainer (AT).

Can I complete by bachelor's degree at an institution other than Wayne State University?

Applicants may complete a bachelor's degree at another institution. Official transcripts must be submitted from the institution as part of the application process.

Where may I take the prerequisite courses?

Required courses may be satisfied at any institution as long as they are equivalent and meet the criteria for application into the MSAT program. If you are unsure of equivalency, contact our program Student Services Coordinator.

What undergraduate degree is required for application to the MSAT program?

No particular degree or major is required. However, students must meet the required prerequisite coursework. Common degrees that include the required coursework are exercise science, kinesiology and health science(s).  

Can I submit my application even though I am still completing my degree or prerequisite coursework?

You may be in process of degree completion with prerequisite coursework in progress by the application deadline. However, you must obtain your bachelor's degree and complete all prerequisite coursework prior to the start of the program.  

Is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required for application into the program?

No, the GRE is not a requirement.

When does the program start?

The program starts approximately the last week of June for every academic year during the summer semester.

When is my application due?

We begin annual application review in the month of January.  Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-campus interview. We administer a rolling admissions process until our cohort cap is reached. Admission is competitive and we recommend submitting materials prior to the initial review.

Can I attend the program part-time?

No. The course of study is a 24-month program. Students are required to complete each semester sequentially, with full-time enrollment in accordance with accreditation standards.

Are there scholarships available?

There is a graduate professional scholarship available for interested students in pursuit of an advanced professional degree program through the University. Click Here