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). Open to students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, the program is two years in length. It includes didactic course work, clinical skill development, and practical experience. The clinical education component is fulfilled primarily while working with affiliated universities and high schools. Students gain valuable experience working with athletes under the close supervision of the head and assistant athletic trainers, who also serve as preceptors for the program.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted a five year initial accreditation to the Professional Athletic Training Program’s Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.

UE MS in Athletic Training Program Adds Immersive Clinical Rotations

Students in the University of Evansville’s Master of Science in Athletic Training Program have clinical rotations with the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision teams at Northwestern University, Western Kentucky University, Vanderbilt University, and F.C. Dallas. These full immersive clinical experiences are for second-year students and began in fall of 2018. Read more about these immersive experiences.

The University of Evansville’s Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is one of 75 professional-level master’s programs in the country accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). UE is one of five institutions in the nation that have concurrently running accredited master's and a bachelor’s athletic training programs.

Morgan standing on the football field

Immersive Experiences

To quote Morgan on the experience, "It was the most amazing thing ever". This most amazing thing ever was his first road trip to the University of Wisconsin, ranked #4 at the time, and working the sidelines for WKU's football team. UE's AT immersive experiences with our clinical sites at FC Dallas, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University and Western Kentucky University will give our MS AT students amazing AT experiences!

Direct Entry Qualifications

  • Minimum GPA 3.4.
  • C+ or better in all courses for major.
  • Shadow hours 50+ under ATC supervision (by matriculation date).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from ATC and one from professor.
  • A & P (B- or better).
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Interview – during the annual Open House.


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 a Certified 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.

Application deadline: January 1 prior to the summer enrollment. Applications received after January 1 will 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 2019-2020 school year.

A three credit hour tuition waiver will be awarded with each assistantship. Waivers may be used for summer courses.

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 Dr. Kathy Liu at for more information.

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