Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum science GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • Science GPA includes all courses with subject codes of Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics

Prerequisite Course Requirements

  • The candidate must have completed the following prerequisites with a grade of C or higher
  • All prerequisite coursework must be earned from a regionally accredited institution and be verifiable through official transcripts, or accepted by a U.S. equivalency reporting agency
  • A single course cannot be used to meet multiple requirements
  • All applicants must complete the required prerequisites
    • Five of the eight required prerequisites must be completed at the time of application
    • A plan to complete outstanding coursework must be documented in the application
    • Any outstanding prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher
      • Any grades under “B” can disqualify an applicant from matriculating into the program
    • All transcripts for outstanding prerequisite coursework must be received by CMU no later than July 1
  • Pre-requisite coursework (CMU equivalent)
    • Biology (BIOL 101/101L)
    • General Chemistry (CHEM 131/131L and 132/132L)
    • Physics (PHYS 100)
    • Psychology (PSYC 150)
    • Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 209/209L and 210/210L)
    • Statistics (STATS 200)
    • Biomechanics (KINE 370/370L)
    • Nutrition (KINE 203)
    • Exercise Physiology (KINE 303/303L)
  • Additionally, applicants must obtain 135 hours of post-high school athletic training experience (3 credit hours of KINE 499). 
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.
  • To be considered for an interview, all applicants for whom English is a second language must achieve a minimum score of 550 paper-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; 213 on the computer-based tests or 79-80 on the internet-based test), within the past two years. 
  • Advanced placement will not be granted under any circumstance. 
  • All students who enter the program must fulfill all program requirements.