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Athletic Training (M.S.)

Overview of the Program  

**First cohort to start May 2019**

**Certified Athletic Trainers click here for Graduate Study Options at UConn**

The Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training Professional program provides students with the chance to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be a certified athletic trainer. The two-year program will provide students with a didactic curriculum that covers the professional education competencies as established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and a clinical component that will expose the student to a diversified experience that compliments the curriculum and allows the student to acclimate to the role of the athletic trainer. Experiences will include college athletics, secondary schools, primary care offices, rehabilitation/outreach patient clinics, among others.

Prerequisite Admissions Requirements

Prospective students interested in pursuing the MS in Athletic Training, Professional Program must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree in a related field (exercise science, nutritional sciences, allied health, etc.)
  • Complete a minimum of 50 hours of observation under direct supervision of a BOC certified athletic trainer and/or taken a Introduction to Athletic Training course
  • Provide evidence of a minimum grade of B in the following college or university courses (must have been taken within the past seven years):
    • Biology
    • General Chemistry I
    • Pre-Calculus or higher
    • General Physics I
    • Human Physiology & Anatomy (2 courses; or equivalent)
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology
    • Biomechanics and/or Motor Control
    • Fundamentals of Nutrition or Nutritional Science or Sports Nutrition (1 course)
  • Submit an official transcript that will demonstrate an overall GPA 3.0
  • Review and verify the MS in Athletic Training program’s Technical Standards
  • Submission of GRE scores [~300]
  • Provide a copy of current Professional Rescuer or First Aid/CPR/AED certification. The certification must be completed through one of the BOC approved providers (http://www.bocatc.org/ats/maintain-certification/emergency-cardiac-care)
  • Provide a Statement of Interest and Professional Goals (The statement is important aspect of the application, as it is the chance for the program faculty to learn more about you and reasons for applying to the program. The statement should define your characteristics as a person and a future health care provider. The MS program in Athletic Training is rigorous and time intensive, thus students are encouraged to reflect on their strengths and ability to succeed.).
  • Provide the MS in Athletic Training program 3 references [contact information] of individuals who can speak to your potential as a future athletic trainer and health care provider