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Athletic Training (MS)

Prepare to become a certified athletic trainer with the entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training, designed for students who are new to the field. Students are prepared to be professional clinicians trained in injury and illness prevention, clinical evaluation, and rehabilitation in the physically active population—including both professional athletes and individuals engaged in recreational sports and activities.

To learn more about the Master of Science in Athletic Training, visit temple.edu.

Click here to view information about accreditation and program outcomes.

Admissions Information

To apply, you should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The program requires a number of prerequisite courses. Courses include:

  • 8 credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • General or Sport Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Health and Wellness

Recommended courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Functional Anatomy or Functional Kinesiology
  • Physics

Find out more information about prerequisite courses.

All applicants will be automatically considered for available merit-based scholarships at the time they are reviewed for admission.  Students will be notified if they are in receipt of such scholarships either at the time of admission or very shortly thereafter.

Application Components

  1. Application: Students will apply using Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) system. The documents listed below will all be submitted through ATCAS.
  2. Recommendations: Submit two letters of recommendation from evaluators who can speak to your academic potential for graduate study. Recommenders may be college or university faculty members or a direct supervisor from work.
  3. Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all the undergraduate and graduate institutions you’ve attended. Official transcripts should be mailed to:
    • ATCAS Transcript Processing Center
    • PO Box 9132
    • Watertown, MA 02471
  4. Goals Statement: Submit a thoughtful, clear statement of goals of one to two pages in length.
  5. A current résumé or CV that includes your relevant clinical and research experiences.
  6. Fifty hours of observation under the guidance of a certified athletic trainer are required.
  7. Interview: Once all of the required application materials are received, students may be invited to participate in an interview.
  8. Proof of current healthcare professional CPR
  9. GRE scores are recommended, though not required. Official GRE scores can be sent directly to ATCAS using the code 4037.

See the technical standards for admission to the MSAT program in the student handbook.

Additional requirements for international students

  • TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to Temple University using the code 2906.
  • A WES Evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through ATCAS.

Application Deadlines

Summer II term (June) start: June 1