Master of Athletic Training Admission Requirements

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Samantha Wilson, EdD, ATC, LAT, CPT
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Master of Athletic Training Admission Requirements

The Master of Athletic Training program is a two-year program. The standalone Master of Athletic Training program is for students who will have finished their bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the Master of Athletic Training degree. The 3+2 program features three years in a relevant undergraduate degree followed by two years of master's study.

Students who wish to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree must be formally admitted to the program. Acceptance into the program is based on the admission material completed and submitted through

Application deadlines

  • Apply early decision by November 15 (application opens July 1, 2024).
  • Apply priority decision February 15 (application opens November 15, 2024).
  • If you apply after February 15, you’ll be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full (26 students).

Admission criteria 

Nebraska Wesleyan University uses a holistic process to review all applications and select students with a variety of skills, views and experiences. Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Master of Athletic Training program requires the following for admittance.

  • Complete the application on
  • Earn a grade point average of 3.0 with junior standing at Nebraska Wesleyan University in the Exercise Science (Pre-AT) major or earn 3.0 grade point average and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university at the time of enrollment. 
  • Satisfactorily complete (C or better) pre-requisite courses by the time of enrollment:
    • Anatomy (1 course with lab)
    • Physiology (1 course with lab)
    • Biology (1 course)
    • Chemistry (1 course)
    • Exercise Physiology (1 course)
    • Biomechanics (1 course)
    • Psychology (1 course)
    • Nutrition (1 course)
  • Submit a resume that documents previous volunteer work, internship and/or work experience.
  • Complete 50 hours of documented observation under a Certified Athletic Trainer.
  • Include two reference letters that speak to the applicant's readiness for graduate work. At least one reference must be from an allied health professional.
  • After the application materials listed above are submitted, they are reviewed by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee.

Administration opens this program equally to both men and women, and will not discriminate according to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disabling conditions.

The Athletic Training Program Selection Committee has the right to evaluate each application on an individual basis and make adjustments based on individual application materials. Credits transferred in will be evaluated by the Nebraska Wesleyan University Registrar's office for review.