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 Louisville City FC. 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 Louisville City FC will give our students amazing experiences!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 tc88@evansville.edu for more information.

Office Phone:
812-488-2358

Office Email:
tc88@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 224, Wallace Graves Hall