Admission Pathways

Pathway 1
High School Students interested in obtaining a Master of Science in Athletic Training Admission Process

The preferred UE pathway for entrance into the MS AT program is the EXSS Applied degree with an emphasis on Pre- Athletic Training tract. This tract is a 3 + 2 pathway that students will receive the majority of their undergraduate degree in Exercise Science in a three year term, then begin the MSAT during their fourth year (senior year). The University of Evansville’s Health Science Certificate Program can help any student interested in an accelerated tract by allowing high school juniors and seniors to take introductory classes from UE and get a head start on their future health-related career field. These classes are online and available in a wide variety of times.

Direct Entry Process for High School Seniors

  • Rolling admission process with an application deadline of January 15, 2021.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • A test score is a 26 ACT or higher
    • Additional consideration will be awarded for those applying as test optional or those that are not able to test at this time.
  • Application Process for Direct entry – Eligible students should apply to UE and follow the prompts for the essay. The student should indicate on their application that they are interested in Athletic Training as a pre-professional degree. The application will be forwarded to the Program Director based on test scores and the interest in the MS AT degree.
    • This tract could also lead to a pathway for receiving an undergraduate degree in EXSS, a MSAT degree, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree. Please contact Jeff Tilly at jt3@evansville.edu for more details on this program.

Required classes that are in the Pre- MSAT Tract

REQUIRED coursework completed in the following (C or better)3

  • Anatomy & Physiology + Lab
  • Chemistry + Lab
  • Physics + Lab
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Exercise Physiology

Pathway 2
Graduate transfers interested in obtaining a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training Admission Process

Applications will open on approximately August 1 annually for the following summer cohort.

Direct Entry Requirements

  • In final year of undergraduate education or graduated with bachelor’s degree
  • Application VERIFIED on ATCAS
    • Accepted on rolling basis from August 1 until UE MSAT Open House (mid-November)
    • On ATCAS, one evaluation/LOR MUST be from an athletic trainer
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.400 at application date
  • REQUIRED coursework completed in the following (B- or better)1
    • Anatomy & Physiology + Lab
    • Chemistry + Lab
    • Physics + Lab
    • Biology
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Exercise Physiology
  • 50 observation hours with athletic trainer documented and confirmed with signature
    • Does not need to be completed, but must demonstrate progress at time of application
  • In-person visit to campus at UE MSAT Open House or before
    • May be waived on an individual basis with UE MSAT Program Director approval

Standard Admission Requirements

  • In final year of undergraduate education or graduated with a bachelor’s degree2
  • Application VERIFIED on ATCAS
    • Priority deadline January 1 at 12:00 pm CT for on-campus interviews in mid-January.
    • Rolling admission as enrollment dictates after priority deadline. Interviews as dictated by enrollment after January.
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.000
    • If cumulative GPA < 3.000, GRE scores are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
  • REQUIRED coursework completed in the following (C or better)3
    • Anatomy & Physiology + Lab
    • Chemistry + Lab
    • Physics + Lab
    • Biology
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Exercise Physiology

For Direct Entry or Standard Admission, the following are RECOMMENDED coursework

  • Nutrition
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Strength & Conditioning/Sports Performance

Post-Admittance Requirements

  • $200 non-refundable deposit to confirm seat in the program
    • Deposit goes towards first semester tuition when enrolled
  • Official transcripts showing completion of undergraduate degree or official transcripts showing ability to complete undergraduate degree at the University of Evansville prior to enrollment in AT 691 (second year of program).4
  • Completed Technical Standards Form
  • Completed forms for the Student Health Center
  • Background screen
  • Proof of current appropriate emergency cardiac care certification

1 Applicants are permitted to have up to three courses not completed by application if unofficial transcript shows course(s) in progress and/or registered.

2 Current University of Evansville students may potentially begin the MSAT program in their undergraduate senior year and complete both their Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science and Master of Science in Athletic Training in five years. Students should consult with their undergraduate academic advisor if seeking this option.

3 Applicants are permitted to have courses not completed by application if unofficial transcript shows all required courses in progress or registered.

4 Current University of Evansville students may potentially begin the MSAT program in their undergraduate fourth year and complete both their Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science and Master of Science in Athletic Training in five years. Students need to consult with the UE MSAT Program Director if seeking this option.

Office Phone:
812-488-1054

Office Email:
jt3@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 226, Wallace Graves Hall