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 in the United States OR have completed the first three years of undergraduate work for the 3+2 combined program at the University of Iowa.
  • U2G students must complete 80 s.h. of undergraduate coursework at the University of Iowa
  • 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 English is not your native language, taken within the last 2 years.  Only the IBT (Internet Based Test) form of the TOEFL will be accepted. We require a total score of 93 and a speaking score of 26 for entry into our program
  • 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 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.
  • We accept community college coursework.  We accept online coursework from accredited universities.  AP/CLEP coursework may satisfy course requirements if listed on a college transcript.

 

Course Minimum Credits Other

Biology
(Human Biology Preferred)

3 credits With or without lab
Chemistry 6 credits With or without lab
Physics 3 credits With or without lab
Human Anatomy 3 credits May be taken combined with Human Physiology (2 semesters minimum if combined)
Human Physiology 3 credits May be taken combined with Human Anatomy (2 semesters minimum if combined)
Exercise Physiology 3 credits  
Nutrition 3 credits General or sport
Statistics 3 credits  
Psychology 3 credits General Psychology is required, additional psychology coursework is recommended
Biomechanics 3 credits  

*Pre-requisite courses must have a grade of C or better.


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.