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Ready to start your ever-upward pursuit? Read below to find information on applications, eligibility, prerequisite requirements, and more.

This information is dedicated to our Master's degree program in Athletic Training. Below you will find a list of all requirements, where to apply, as well as how to get scholarships once you have applied to the program.

The priority application deadline is December 15th for the following fall semester. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis if available slots still exist. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline to ensure they receive full consideration for all scholarships.

The online application may be accessed through ATCAS.

Students with financial challenges may be eligible for a fee waiver for the application fee in ATCAS.  Learn more about the waiver and how to apply HERE.

  to be considered for the Master of Athletic Training program, please follow the steps below  

  • Application Requirements

    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA* (Overall GPA or Last 60 credits GPA)
    • Send Official transcripts directly to ATCAS from ALL other colleges/universities attended or currently attending
    • If a non-WSU student, complete the Prerequisites Worksheet** and upload in ATCAS (see Prerequisites for list of prerequisite courses)
    • Upload application essay/personal statement in ATCAS describing your professional goals and reason for choosing Athletic Training as a career
    • Add Two References in ATCAS (at least one reference must be a college-level instructor)
    • Upload documentation in ATCAS of at least 50 observations hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer (or similar healthcare provider for international applicants)
    • Pay application fee to submit application through ATCAS
    • Participate in program Interview (scheduled in person or virtual Zoom meeting)


    * Grade point averages between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    ** This is used to determine if the courses you have taken (or are planning to take) outside of WSU align with our prerequisite courses. Please incude the catalog course description and grade (if completed) for each course. If you are unsure if a course  aligns with one of our prerequisite courses, you should first check our list of accepted courses (Google Sheet). If your institution or course is not on this list, please email your prerequisite worksheet to Dr. Conrad Gabler (conradgabler@weber.edu). Dr. Gabler will respond to inform you of which courses do or do not align with our prerequisite coruses and/or if additional information (i.e., copy of course syllabi) is required to make that determination.

    Note: If you email Dr. Gabler from a Hotmail account and do not receive a reply within 3 days, please email him again from a different type of account. Due to security, WSU emails sometimes reject emails from Hotmail accounts.

  • Prerequisites

    Upon entering the program, you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (B.S. in Rehabilitation Sciences is recommended for WSU students) and have earned a grade of C or better in the following prerequisite courses:

    • PUBH 3150: Introduction to Public Health (3) (will also accept HAS 3150)
    • NUTR 1020 LS: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (3)
    • ESS 3500: Biomechanics (3)
    • ESS 3510: Exercise Physiology (3
    •  PSY 1010 SS: Introductory Psychology (3)
    • HTHS 1110 LS: Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) and HTHS 1111: Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) OR ZOOL 2100: Human Anatomy (4) and ZOOL 2200 LS: Human Pathophysiology (4) 
    • PHYS 1010 PS: Elementary Physics (3)
    • CHEM 1010 PS: Introductory Chemistry (3) 
    • ONE of the following biology courses:
      • ZOOL 1010 LS: Animal Biology (3)
      • ZOOL 1020 LS: Human Biology (3)


    All prerequisites courses must have been completed within the last 10 years

    Note: Students do NOT need to have a bachelor's degree or complete all of the prerequisite courses before the can apply to the program, but they must provide proof of these before they can begin the program in the Fall semesterStudents who are deficient in four or fewer prerequisite courses may be admitted on a the condition that they are able to complete these courses prior to beginning the MSAT program.

    Students who completed their undergraduate education outside of WSU will need to email their official transcripts to Dr. Gabler once they have received their bachelor's degree and/or have completed remaining prerequisite courses. Dr. Gabler will forward these transcripts to WSU Admissions for verification of graduate status.


  • Post-Admission Requirements

    After formal admission, students are required to provide proof of immunizations and complete both a criminal background check and drug screen by August 1st (before beginning the program). The Program Director will contact students with more details regarding where to upload immunization documents and how to the background check and drug screen.

    The WSU Master of Science in Athletic Training Program enters into affiliation agreements with multiple healthcare facilities and schools throughout the state. These agreements provide WSU MSAT students and faculty with authorized access to facility resources and patients. In response to stipulations contained within one or more of these agreements, all students admitted to the program must provide proof of certain immunizations, clear a criminal background check, and pass a 10-panel drug screen. These policies and procedures have been mandated by the WSU MSAT Program in an effort to more effectively protect the safety and well-being of the patients, clients and residents of those facilities, and is fully supported by the Department of Athletic Training and MSAT faculty.

    Students are responsible for all expenses related to updated vaccinations and diagnostic tests. The cost of the criminal background check is approximately $74 (may be higher for international students) and approximately $65 for the 10-panel drug screen.


before you begin—know what to expect before applying to our Master's program 

  • Selection Process & Retention Requirements


    • All applications will be ranked by using a numerical scale to rate the elements of the application.
    • Students receiving the highest scores in the rating process will be invited to enter the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. The selection committee is comprised of the MSAT faculty. The number of students chosen to enter the program each year will vary, in compliance with accreditation guidelines related to professor- and preceptor-to-student ratios. Selection into the MSAT is competitive and satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
    • Applicants not invited to enter the MSAT may reapply the following year. All applicants who reapply must meet all requirements in effect at the time of reapplication. Students who choose to reapply must review the program website and/or catalog for current admission requirements at that time. All students selected for the MSAT must provide evidence of being able to meet the Technical Standards for Admission of the program. Only those students who verify that they can meet those technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, will be allowed to enter the program.  The Technical Standards can be found here.



    After students are selected into the MSAT, retention in the program will be based on the following criteria:

    • Grade “B-” or better in all required courses (includes Graduate Practicum courses).
    • Maintain an overall Weber State University Graduate GPA of 3.0.
    • Adhere to MSAT Athletic Training Student Handbook Policies.
      • Students who fail to meet the retention criteria will be placed on probation in the MSAT program for one semester. If standards are not met by the end of the probationary period, the student will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade lower than a “B-” in any required course must repeat that course and receive a grade of “B-” or higher to remain in the program. Failure to repeat the course (when offered) will result in dismissal from the program. Students who receive a grade lower than a “B-“ in two or more MSAT courses will be dismissed from the program.
  • Transfer Credits

    In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Weber State University only accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities.

    Students who have completed graduate athletic training coursework at another CAATE-accredited professional master's degree program may apply for up to 9 transfer credits. The transfer of graduate credits from non-CAATE-accredited programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Approval of all transfer credits requires an official transcript, a copy of the course syllabus, and approval by the WSU MSAT Program Director.

  • Tuition, Fees & Scholarships

    A Master of Athletic Training at Weber State University is a terrific value. Review the current rates on our Tuition & Fees page.

    We understand many students have difficulty affording their graduate studies. If you find yourself in this situation, please visit WSU's Financial Aid website and review our list of athletic training graduate scholarships.



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