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Admissions Requirements

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at UWSP will admit new cohort to begin the curriculum in the summer term. Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements to be eligible for admission to the program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the MS-AT program.

  1. Degree & Grade Point Average (GPA)
    Applicants must earn a baccalaureate degree (in any field) with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  2. Prerequisite Coursework
    Applicants must complete the following 12 prerequisite courses with a prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Prerequisite Course and UWSP Course Number


​Course ​UWSP Course Option
​Animal Biology* ​BIO 160
​Human Anatomy** ​HS 371 or BIO 287 or BIO 387
​Human Physiology** ​BIO 385
​Chemistry* ​CHEM 105 or CHEM 101
​Physics* ​PHYS 203 or PHYS 101
​Exercise Physiology ​HPW 312
​Introduction to Psychology ​PSYCH 110
​Introduction to Nutrition ​FN 253
​Kinesiology ​HS 375
​Statistics ​HS 301 or MATH 255
​Medical Terminology ​HS 295

*Courses must include a laboratory component and be a minimum of 4 credits.

**Applicants must complete a two-semester sequence of anatomy/physiology with lab. This can be a stand-alone anatomy course and a stand-alone physiology course or a two-semester combined anatomy/physiology course.

In order to maintain good standing within the MS-AT, you must:

  • maintain 3.0 GPA in major.
  • maintain 3.0 average evaluation score (4-point scale) on clinical evaluation.

If you fail to meet either criteria listed above, you will be on academic probation in the MS-AT for one semester. If you do not attain the retention criteria during the probation semester, you may not continue in the major. Students are only allowed one probationary semester during their time in the MS-AT. 

How to Apply

Applicants will complete an application through the
Step 1: Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS)
Step 2: Apply for admission to Graduate Study at UW-Stevens Point


Application Timeline

Application Open Date:
June 27

Early Admissions:
Dec. 1

Decision Window for Early Admissions:
Dec. 1-Jan. 17

Final Admissions Deadline:
May 30

Application materials to be submitted through ATCAS include:

1. Official transcripts verifying completion of pre-requisites coursework including:

2. Professional References:

3. Written Essay: 

4. CPR Certification:

5. Observation Hours:

5. Technical Standards Form:

Students must apply to the UWSP Graduate School (Graduate Study Application) as well as apply directly to the MS-AT program through ATCAS.

Upon acceptance to the MS-AT program, you must provide the following prior to starting courses. Applicants will be contacted by the MS-AT program to assist in this process.

  1. Verification of current physical examination by an approved health care provider (MD, DO, PA, CNP) confirming students meet the physical and mental abilities required of an athletic trainer.
  2. Provide current records of immunization history: including MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, adult dTap.
  3. Tuberculosis (TB) test within the past 12 months and documentation of annual TB test updates.
  4. Obtain antibody titers and/or influenza vaccine depending on requirements of assigned clinical sites.
  5. Complete a healthcare provider background check as required by regulations in Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS 12.
  6. Supply verification of personal healthcare provider liability insurance.
  7. Submit all health-related documentations/verifications to the Clinical Education Coordinator prior to the start of each summer semester.