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Admission & Application

MSAT Processes

**The Athletic Training Program has been approved by The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education to transition to a master’s degree. The final cohort of students to be admitted to the undergraduate (bachelor's) program will be those entering in the 2019-2020 academic year.**

Admission Requirements

Students will be required to possess a bachelor’s degree in any field and meet the following requirements for admission into the program:

  1. be admitted to Emporia State University Graduate School,
  2. have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale,
  3. have completed the following prerequisite courses with grades of "C" or better as documented by official transcript:
    - Biology and Lab, 1 semester
    - Chemistry and Lab, 1 Semester
    - Human Anatomy and Physiology and Lab, 1 semester
    - Physics and Lab, 1 semester
    - Psychology, 1 semester
    - Kinesiology, 1 semester
    - Nutrition, 1 semester
  4. provide evidence of a minimum of 50 hours of observation or student experience under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer (ATC),
  5. have completed a personal statement that describes your professional goals including why you have chosen Athletic Training as a career,
  6. have completed Health/Physician Examination form and immunizations record (minimally HBV), and Hepatitis B Consent/Waiver,
  7. have completed the Technical Standards form,
  8. have completed the Declaration of Understanding after reading the Athletic Training Student Handbook,
  9. have documentation of current emergency cardiac care (ECC) training through one of the following:
    - American Red Cross – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
    - American Heart Association – ACLS, Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider, Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider, Basic Life Support (BLS) – RQI
    - other certifications may be considered if they are listed on the Board of Certification (BOC) acceptable ECC provider/course list
  10. Three letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member, one from a certified athletic trainer, and one from another healthcare professional, co-worker or employer/supervisor). The letters should testify to the character, professionalism, communication skills and work ethic of the applicant.

Applications are due by June 5, 2020 for admission during Summer 2020.


Application Process

  1. Apply to Emporia State University Graduate School
  2. Apply to Emporia State University Master of Science in Athletic Training Program online through ATCAS
  3. Submit completed program required materials under supplemental materials in ATCAS