AT Program Admission and Requirements

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a continual basis until cohort cap is achieved. Classes are scheduled to begin June 2020!

Start Term - Summer

Enrollment in the Athletic Training Program (ATP) 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.

Application checklist

  • Completion of ATCAS application
  • Complete the Wayne State University Office of Graduate Admissions online application
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a C or better
    • Anatomy and Physiology (6 Crs.)
    • Exercise Physiology (3 Crs.)
    • Research/Statistical Methods (3 Crs.)
    • Physics (3 Crs.)
    • Chemistry (3 Crs.)
    • Biology (3Crs.)
    • Psychology (3 Crs.)
    • Nutrition (3 Crs.)
    • Biomechanics (3 Crs.)
  • Submit official transcripts to ATCAS and WSU
  • Request three letters of recommendation - At least one must be from an Athletic Trainer
  • Complete a personal statement
  • Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care
  • Documented observation of an athletic trainer for a minimum of 30 hours
  • Proof of immunizations
  • Completion of the Technical Standards Agreement
  • Personal interview

If you have questions regarding the application and admission process, please contact Rachael German ( who will process your application.

Degree Requirements

The course of study is a 24-month program, beginning during the summer semester.  Students must 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.

Application Process

Applications for the 2020-2022 cohort are now being accepted. Application review will begin January 6, 2020. Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-campus interview. Classes will begin June 2020.

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