Master of Science in Athletic Training

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The Master of Science in Athletic Training degree is designed for those who are seeking certification as an athletic trainer from the Board of Certification (BOC). The program is two years in length and open to students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. It includes didactic course work, clinical skill development, and practical experience. Students obtain clinical hours in professional athletics, Division I and Division II intercollegiate athletics, high school athletics, as well as hospitals and physical therapy clinics. Students may also conduct research in the Dunigan Movement Analysis Lab and use an interdisciplinary approach in evidence-based practices. UE's program maintains small student-to-preceptor and student-to-faculty ratios.

UE MS in Athletic Training Program Adds Another Immersive Clinical Site

Students in the University of Evansville Master of Science in Athletic Training Program may have clinical rotations with the University of Florida starting in Fall 2020. Read more about this new clinical partnership. This is in addition to clinical sites at Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, Western Kentucky University, and FC Dallas. Read more about these immersive experiences.

The University of Evansville has one of approximately 130 CAATE-accredited professional-level master’s programs in the country. UE is one of three institutions in the nation that has concurrently running accredited professional athletic training programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level.

Morgan standing on the football field

Immersive Experiences

To quote Morgan Cornell (MSAT ’19), “It was the most amazing thing ever.” This most amazing thing ever was working the sidelines for Western Kentucky University’s football team on a road trip to the University of Wisconsin, ranked #4 at the time. UE’s MSAT immersive experiences with our clinical sites at WKU, University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, and FC Dallas will give our students amazing experiences!

Direct Entry Qualifications

  • Minimum GPA 3.4.
  • C+ or better in all courses for major.
  • Shadow 50+ hours under an athletic trainer’s supervision (by matriculation date).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from an athletic trainer and one from a professor.
  • A & P (B- or better).
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • In-person interview during the annual Open House – typically in early November.


The University of Evansville’s Athletic Training Graduate Program will open applications annually on August 1.

Pre-requisite courses:

  • Required:
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
  • Recommended:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Biomechanics
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Nutrition
    • Medical Terminology

Other requirements:

  • Grade of C or better in required pre-requisite courses (all pre-requisites must have been completed within the last 5 years prior to application).
  • Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0.
  • 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).*
  • Submission of Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Application.
  • Interview (phone or in-person).
  • Completed Technical Standards Form.
  • Physical examination.
  • Proof of immunizations required by UE and Hepatitis-B vaccination.
  • Current Emergency Response & CPR for Professional Rescuer Certification.
  • Background Screen.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Recommended: observational experience documented by an athletic trainer.

*Current University of Evansville students may begin the program in their undergraduate senior year and complete both their Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Athletic Training in five years. Students should consult with their undergraduate academic advisor if seeking this option.

Priority application deadline: January 1 prior to the summer enrollment. Applications received after January 1 may be considered for rolling admission if spots are still available.

Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

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Graduate Assistantships

The University of Evansville and the Master of Science in Athletic Training will award graduate assistantships for the 2020-2021 school year.

A three-credit hour tuition waiver will be awarded with each assistantship. Waivers can be applied to the semester of the recipient’s choice during that academic year.

Responsibilities for these students can include:

  • Research assistance in the Dunigan Movement Analysis Laboratory.
  • Assignment to a course as a graduate assistant. Possible courses include, but not limited to: Exercise Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Introduction to Health Sciences.
  • Provide department specific assistance to special projects including: enrollment initiatives and outreach, outcomes assessment, accreditation and other tasks.

Please contact Troy Coppus at for more information.

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