Chatham University

Master of Science in Athletic Training Admission Requirements

Admission requirements to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program are dependent on the program track that applies to you. To review admission requirements, please select if you are a current Chatham undergraduate student interested in the 3+2 degree option or if you already hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in the traditional master’s program from the options below.

Guaranteed admission into the Master of Science in Athletic Training 3+2 program is dependent on enrollment in Chatham's accelerated Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program. Please see undergraduate admission requirements and contact an undergraduate admissions counselor for more information.

+ CURRENT CHATHAM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Integrated Degree Program (IDP)

Guaranteed Admission

Current Chatham undergraduate students who obtained guaranteed admission into the Master of Science in Athletic Training 3+2 program as incoming first year students are required to complete all of the coursework for the Exercise Science degree and a total of 105 undergraduate credits by the end of their junior year. In addition, they need to document and/or submit the following by December 1 of their junior year:

  • Student must achieve a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and a 1010 SAT (old scale) or 21 ACT
  1. IDP Intention Form
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0
  3. 40 hours of clinical observation of a certified athletic trainer (Successful completion of HSC XXX will fulfill this requirement.)
  4. Successful completion of an on-campus interview

*As a result of your guaranteed admission status, you are not required to submit GRE scores

Preferred Admission

Current Chatham undergraduate students who obtained preferred admission into the Master of Science of Athletic Training 3 + 2 program as incoming first year students are required to complete all of the coursework for the Exercise Science degree and a total of 105 undergraduate credits by the end of their junior year. In addition, they need to document and submit the following by December 1 of their junior year. Students are guaranteed an interview if they have a 3.0 or better overall GPA.

  1. IDP Intention Form
  2. Preference given for an overall GPA of 3.0
  3. Documentation of 40 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer (Successful completion of HSC XXX will fulfill this requirement.)
  4. Three letters of recommendation
    1. One letter from a certified/licensed athletic trainer
    2. One letter from an academic advisor or instructor
    3. One letter from any health science professional (may be another certified/licensed athletic trainer)
  5. GRE score
  6. Successful completion of an on-campus interview

Visit MyChatham to learn more about Chatham's IDP program.

+ TRADITIONAL MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENTS

Students from any undergraduate major or undergraduate institution may apply for admission to this graduate program. In order to be considered for admission, the following are required:

Chatham Graduate Application or online application through ATCAS (https://atcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login)

  1. A baccalaureate degree (or pending degree) from a regionally accredited four-year institution
    • Official Transcripts from all institutions where the student has taken courses Preference is given to students with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher (Any student with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission)
  2. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  3. Documentation of 40 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer
  4. Three letters of recommendation
    • One letter from a certified/licensed athletic trainer
    • One letter from an academic advisor or instructor
    • One letter from any health science professional (may be another certified/licensed athletic trainer)
  5. Completion of the following courses (or their equivalents) with grades of C or better:
    • Human Anatomy with lab*
    • Physiology*
    • Statistics
    • Biology I with lab
    • Chemistry I with lab
    • Physics I with lab
    • Developmental Psychology or Lifespan Development or a combination of developmental psychology courses to cover the lifespan – birth to death

    • *Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs can substitute for Human Anatomy with lab and Physiology
  6. Successful completion of an interview
    • Applicants will be invited to complete an on-campus interview or a virtual interview via electronic medium.

Admission is determined based on the following criteria:

  • Overall Grade Point Average (20%)
  • Pre-Requisite Grade Point Average (20%)
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (10%)
  • Observation Hours (10%) – must be completed with a certified/licensed athletic trainer
  • Recommendations (10%)
  • Essay (10%)
  • Interview (20%)

+ ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINES AND CLEARANCES

Spring & Fall 2018 3+2 Start:
Current students can begin the 3+2 program in 2018.

Fall 2019 Professional Phase Start:
For Bachelor's degree holders beginning the Master's program:

  • Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2018
  • Early consideration application deadline is October 1, 2018
  • Interviews will be conducted in October 2018, January 2019, and March 2019 by invitation only

All applicants must submit and hold no history of a record on the following clearances, as required by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) :

  1. State Police Criminal History Record
  2. Department of Human Services Child Abuse Report
  3. Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) – FBI Report