College of Allied Health Professions

Athletic Training Program

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

ATP students helping a high school football player
  • Prerequisite Courses (need to have equivalent and evaluated  transcript)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (or 1 course in Human Anatomy and 1 course in Human Physiology)
    • Biomechanics/Kinesiology
    • Exercise Physiology
    • General Nutrition
    • General Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Preferred but do not require Motor Learning and Undergraduate research course
  • 3.0 GPA (will consider below 2.75 if meets all other criteria)
  • Application through ATCAS.  Once accepted through ATCAS, students will also be required to complete the MSUB graduate student application form and submit the application fee.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (one from a Certified Athletic Trainer)
  • Application Essay (addressing career goals, which skills/attributes will make candidate successful in graduate school and profession)
  • GRE or equivalent exam on record
  • Recommend (but not require) candidates have 25-50 hours of observation with a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • The Athletic Training Program at MSUB has rolling admission therefore you can apply at any time, however the last day to submit an application to begin in June 2018 is May 28, 2018.

 The application process is a competitive and selective process.  Complete applications are reviewed by a committee and the top 12 candidates are selected and invited to join the program.   For those candidates who meet admittance guidelines but were not in the top 12, we do have a wait list.  If one of the top 12 candidates informs graduate studies that they will NOT be attending the ATEP at MSUB, we then extend an offer of invitation to a student on the wait list.    


Other Very Important Information

  • We limit our cohorts to 12 students/per year
  • Students need to have a background check and complete the Technical Standards prior to starting classes. 
  • Students must have a current TB test (within 1 year)
  • Students are strongly encouraged to have a Hepatitis B Vaccination.

Classes for new students begin the first summer session in June.