Master of Athletic Training Admission & Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • Summer - April 1 (flexible deadline*)

*We encourage applicants to submit their applications early. Submitting an application on/or prior to the deadline does not guarantee admission. Applicants are ranked on admission criteria and program seat availability. Applications are often accepted after the deadline posted above when space is available. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office or the Athletic Training Program Director if you have questions.

Admission Requirement
Instructions
  1. Online graduate application
  1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications

After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

  • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
  • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
  1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other Minnesota State system institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or higher). Additionally, a 3.25 GPA based on upper division (300 level courses or higher) Exercise Science or Health Science-related courses may also be acceptable. The Graduate Studies Office and the Health & Physical Education Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
  • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
  1. Student must meet the specific 3+2 MSAT requirements
  • Exercise Science declared major
  • Earned a minimum of 60 credits towards undergraduate degree (Exercise Science) or a previously earned degree in Exercise Science or related degree
  • CPR/FA certification (Health Care Provider or BLS)
  1. Students must earn a passing grade in the following courses
  1. Professional Resume, including 3-5 references.

Prepare a resume that includes education, work experience, volunteer activities, reference phone numbers and emails, etc. Please put your name on all pages.

  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
  • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
  1. Meeting with Athletic Training Faculty - A Zoom or in-person conversation with MSUM Athletic Training faculty is required as part of the application process.

In this meeting we will discuss the program and give you a chance to ask questions. You will receive a link for scheduling this conversation as part of the online application.

  1. Preferred Athletic Training Observation - 25 hours.
  1. Background check

A background check will be required of all students prior to starting in the summer. This is not a part of the application but will need to be completed prior to the summer start.