Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How should I apply? / Can I apply online?

Please see the Admissions Requirements and How to Apply pages for details on applying for the Professional Masters Degree in Athletic Training. You will apply online. Remember, you must submit two separate applications, 1 through ATCAS, and another via the UConn Graduate School.

How much will this degree cost? / Where can I learn more about tuition and fees?

For all financial information regarding tuition, fees, etc. at the University of Connecticut, please visit the UConn Bursar’s Office. For graduate tuition costs for 2020-2021 school year please see the following link from the UConn Bursar’s office:

What are my residential/housing options?

  1. Graduate student housing options are available via UConn. Please visit the Residential Life Website (add link: to see opportunities for Storrs Campus Graduate Housing. We also recommend visiting UConn’s Off-Campus Housing website to see options in the local area (link: There are several local towns that are convenient for commuting to UConn, including Mansfield, Manchester, Vernon, Tolland, and Coventry.
  2. Please visit the Graduate School Website (link: for a comprehensive list of information to prepare you for graduate school at UConn.

    What are possible clinical education experiences?

    Each student is assigned and required to complete clinical rotations (KINS 5201, 5202) each semester of the program (except for the first Summer semester). Current clinical education experiences are with the following:  UConn Division I varsity sports, high school and small college or private prep or boarding schools.

    Additionally, in their last year, students will complete two clinical immersion experiences (KINS 5204, 5205) which will allow the students to be immersed daily into the role of the athletic trainer.
    Outside of our traditional sites, our students have participated in internships with the NFL, the WNBA (CT Sun), major and minor league baseball, the Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall, NASA, as well as other interesting locations. Students gain invaluable experiences with a vast array of clinical sites including non-traditional sites.

    How long will it take to get my degree?

    The Professional Masters Degree in Athletic Training program is a 5-semester (2-year) program. The program is year-round, beginning during the summer semester (late May).

    What do international students need to know when applying?

    Please see the Department of International Services and Programs for information

    Why should I elect to study athletic training at UConn, rather than at another institution?

    Our resources at UConn are vast with a wide-reaching network of alumni. We have all the resources a Division I and Research I level institution offers with a small family-oriented program. We keep our program on the smaller end so that all of our students have one on one time with faculty and a low faculty-to-student ratio. UConn AT has a high percentage pass rate for the BOC exam and all of our graduates have found jobs within two months of graduation.

    As a student of the Professional Athletic Training Program at UConn, you will be provided with a broad, intensive clinical education. This education uses a hands-on approach which allows you to immediately get involved with athlete care.

    Students are provided with excellent student:instructor ratio; 12:1 ratio in the classroom, in some cases 6:1 ratio in laboratory courses. For the clinical rotations the student to ratio is as follows: at the large university setting (UConn) the student to Preceptor ratio does not exceed 3:1, in the high school setting the student to preceptor ratio will not exceed a 2:1 ratio, in the clinic/rehabilitation clinic the student to preceptor ratio will not exceed 2:1 , in the small college setting the student to Preceptor ratio will not exceed a 2:1 ratio, and in the general medical rotation (clinic/physician hours) the preceptor to student ratio will not exceed a 2:1 ratio.

    Who should I contact if I have more questions?

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions or do not find your answers on our site. You can direct all questions to the Athletic Training Program Director, Dr. Eleni Diakogeorgiou:

    Eleni Diakogeorgiou, PhD, MBA, ATC
    Program Director | Athletic Training Program
    Assistant Professor in Residence | Department of Kinesiology
    University of Connecticut
    Office: 860.486.5322 |

    Where can I find additional information?

    Below are links to a variety of helpful sites regarding the Athletic Training profession and licensure, as well as UConn-specific information.

    Board of Certification (BOC) 

    Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

    National Athletic Trainer’s Association

    Eastern Athletic Trainers Association

    Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association


    Korey Stringer Institute (KSI)

    UConn Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) lab

    UConn AT Program Faculty

    UConn Sports Medicine Staff

    UConn Clinical Sites

    UConn Bursar’s Office

    UConn Graduate School