Prospective Students

Admission Requirements

MSAT program applications for the Summer 2020 cohort open on ATCAS July 1, 2019.  Please use this link to start your application.

Admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program is competitive with a maximum of 26 students admitted into each cohort. Applicants are expected to meet technical standards, pass a background check, and comply with health and safety standards including vaccination requirements. Completion of the application does not guarantee admission to the Master of Science in AT program.

To be considered for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, applicants must:

  • Have completed a B.A. or B.S. degree at an accredited institution OR have completed the first three years of undergraduate work for the 3+2 combined program at the University of Iowa.
  • Completion of 80 s.h. of undergraduate work with in the 3+2 program
  • Transfer students need to have completed 30 s.h. at the University of Iowa
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Submit the application to the Graduate College though the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS); set up a University of Iowa account, and pay the supplemental fee
  • Three letters of recommendation (1 medical professional, 1 academic professional, and 1 character reference)
  • A resume
  • A statement of purpose/career goals
  • Submit a Test  of English as  a  Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if an international applicant
  • Have current CPR certification obtained within one year— Basic Life Support (BLS) or Professional Rescuer level and must be consistent with Board of Certification standards
  • Have current First-Aid certification obtained within one year
  • Submit a signed a copy of the programs Technical Standards for Admission form
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 Hours of observation under a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Completed required prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or higher in human biology, chemistry I and II, physics, human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, general psychology, biomechanics, nutrition, and statistics.
  • Additional recommended coursework in medical terminology, introductory coursework in AT, public health, motor learning, or additional psychology coursework.

Applications are due February 1 each year.  Following the February 1 deadline, admission will be rolling.  Coursework begins during the summer session, early June.  A personal interview is also required.  Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.