Master of Science in Athletic Training

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 University of Evansville is currently seeking accreditation for their new athletic training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution submitted a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2016, and will have a corresponding site visit in February of 2017. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.”


The University of Evansville’s Athletic Training Graduate Program will open applications annually on October 15.

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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