MSAT Program Admission

Admission Criteria

Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Application Packet:
Deadline for Application is February 1st

Acceptance into the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is competitive and not guaranteed.  Prospective students must meet the minimum criteria listed below to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Admission to Marshall University;
  • An overall cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75;
  • A letter grade of “C” or better on all pre-requisite coursework
  • Submit by February 1 all forms and supporting documentation to apply to the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (NOTE: refer to the current edition of the Athletic Training Program Policies and Procedures Manual for information regarding the application and admission requirements)
  • Directed observation clinical experience (NOTE: refer to the current edition of the ATP Policies and Procedures Manual for details regarding the requirements of this DO clinical experience)
  • Successful interview (Interviews will be extended in March)
  • Ability to meet the Technical Standards of Admission documented by a licensed physician

Prerequisites – Provisional Admission Criteria

Prospective students must have taken or be currently enrolled in the following courses when applying to the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program:

All students applying in their 3rd year from Marshall University must have all Core I, Core II, and a minimum of 90 credit hours completed by the end of the application semester including the below pre-requisite courses:

  • Anatomy and physiology (6-8 credits)
  • Introduction to Athletic Training/Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3cr)
  • Exercise physiology (3-4 credits)
  • First Aid and CPR; must also hold current First Aid and CPR healthcare provider or professional rescuer certifications (1-3 credits)
  • General psychology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to health science, exercise science, athletic training or similar (3cr)
  • Kinesiology or biomechanics (3-4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Personal Health/Wellness (2-3 credits)
  • Statistical methods (3 credits)
  • Medical terminology (2-3 credits)

Athletic Training Core

  • HS 512, Foundational Clinical Skills in Athletic Training (3 credits)
  • HS 515, Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (1 credit)
  • HS 523, Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity for Athletic Trainers (4 credits)
  • HS 524, Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity for Athletic Trainers (4 credits)
  • HS 525, Athletic Training Clinical Experience II (2 credits)
  • HS 548, Therapeutic Interventions I in Athletic Training (4 credits)
  • HS 549, Therapeutic Interventions II in Athletic Training (4 credits)
  • HS 609, Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3 credits)
  • HS 630, Seminar in Athletic Training (3 credits)
  • HS 634, Athletic Training Externship (3 credits)
  • HS 639, Examination of General Medical Conditions (3 credits)
  • HS 645, Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (3 credits)
  • HS 655, Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV (3 credits)
  • HS 679, Trends in Athletic Training
  • HS 681, Graduate Project in Athletic Training (3 credits)
  • ESS 671, Research Methods (3 credits)

Students choose two courses (6 hours) from the below list of courses:

  • HS 566, Biomechanical Analysis (3 credits)
  • ESS 636, Structural Kinesiology (3 credits)
  • ESS 642, Advanced Training and Conditioning (3 credits)
  • HS/ESS Elective (3 credits at 600 level)

Additional Requirements

  • BOC Exam registration
  • 3.0 overall GPA and B or better on all required coursework
  • Completion of all Athletic Training Clinical Experience courses with a letter grade of “B” or better