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Application Process

Students may apply for the program via ATCAS. Application are accepted from July 1 - May 1 annually with a June program start date.  The program is 24 continuous months.  

Applications will be reviewed as received and admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. Conditional admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis but no later than May 1st of each calendar year. Late applications will be accepted/reviewed if space is available. Full admission will be determined at the end of the spring semester and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites that may still be in-progress. All graduates of WVU and WV residents who apply, and meet the minimal requirements, will be automatically granted an invitation for an on-campus interview.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree

    Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree, or plan on completing a baccalaureate degree by May of the year entering the program. Students may apply with an undergraduate degree in any major.

  2. Overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater (3.0 or greater preferred)

    The cumulative GPA includes all previous undergraduate coursework at all institutions the student has attended.

  3. Required clinical observation

    A minimum of 50 hours of clinical observation under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer is required. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinical observation requirement may be adjusted. Please contact the Division Chair at to discuss options.

  4. Three letters of recommendations

    One letter must be from a board-certified athletic trainer with whom the applicant has worked in a clinical setting.

  5. Pre-requisite GPA of 3.0 or greater, earning a grade of C or higher in all pre-requisite courses.

    • Biology including lab
    • Human Anatomy including lab
    • General Chemistry including lab
    • Human Physiology 
    • General Physics including lab
    • Psychology 
    • Biomechanics/Kinesiology 
    • Exercise Physiology or Physiology of Science
    • Nutrition 
  6. Required current certification

    Required current certification in either American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Proof of certification required at time of interview.

  7. On-campus interview

    Successful completion of an on-campus interview with the MSAT Admissions Committee (invitation only). Interview sessions are tentatively scheduled for two in the fall (October and November) and three in the spring (February, March and April).

  8. Non-native speakers of English

    Non-native speakers of English with international transcripts, regardless of U.S. citizenship, must validate proficiency in the English language. Applicants may submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL language proficiency test. The minimum required score depends on the form of the exam taken (internet based – 79, or paper based – 550).