Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Our program is at full capacity for this upcoming summer (2024). Application review continues on an as-needed basis and applicants may be placed on a waitlist.

Two concurrent applications are required for the UConn MSAT program.   Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions at and we encourage you to get started on your application.

1.) Through the UConn Graduate school
This application opens on September 11th. *For more information on the UConn Graduate School, please click here. 

2.) Via the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS)

We encourage internal applicants to complete their applications by October 15th with priority review given to all applications received before and by November 15th. Rolling admissions will continue until April 1st and all seats have been filled.  Please note you will need your UConn Graduate School Admissions Application Number in order to complete your ATCAS application. Also, in order to review applications, (1) your ATCAS application must be listed as “Complete” in ATCAS and (2) your UConn Graduate Admissions Slate application must be submitted. We strongly encourage you to submit your ATCAS application, including transcripts for all attended schools, as soon as possible to ensure that it is listed as “Complete” in ATCAS.

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Admission Requirements

Prospective students interested in pursuing the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Transcript verification that the following college courses have been completed within the past (7) years:
    • Biology with a lab
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II* (both with labs)
      • (*The requirement for Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II can be substituted with separate Human Anatomy and Human Physiology courses)
    • Chemistry with lab
    • Physics with lab
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise Physiology
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of  3.0 (3.0 GPA in last 2 years of undergraduate work)

*GRE Exam Scores are NOT required. They have been waived.

Application Guidelines

The UConn graduate school requires the following:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. Domestic Applicants only:
    • Residence Affidavit Form
  3. International Applicants only:
    • English Proficiency Exam
    • US Student Visa Sponsorship

Using the ATCAS service, you will be required to submit the following:

  1. Your Slate ID number from the UConn Graduate School Application will be required in your ATCAS Application.
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Course Descriptions for all Prerequisite Courses
  4. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  5. Provide a Statement of Interest addressing Professional Goals. The statement is an important aspect of the application, as it is the chance for the program faculty to learn more about you and your reasons for applying to the program. The statement should define your characteristics as a person and a future healthcare provider. The MS in Athletic Training program is rigorous and time intensive, thus students are encouraged to reflect on their strengths and ability to succeed.
  6. Review and confirm the technical standards for the program.


During the application process, applicants are encouraged to apply for eligible scholarships/fellowships through the UConn graduate school. As part of their application, graduate students will be prompted to select whether they wish to be considered for the eligible scholarship or fellowship awards. The MSAT program will then be able to see those applicants, select the ones they wish to nominate, and then fill in the required supporting documentation. Per graduate school policies, a maximum of four nominated students are allowed in each category, and the program will be required to rank the nominees. All supporting documentation will be provided through the SLATE application of the UConn Graduate School application. A Fellowship Selection Committee, appointed by the Graduate School, will determine the final candidates for the awards, and will notify the highest ranked candidates to be awarded the scholarship/fellowship.  We do not currently offer any graduate assistantship positions due to the rigor and time intensive nature of the MSAT program.
The full process of awarding scholarships/fellowships from the UConn Graduate School can be found here.

For more athletic training related scholarship opportunities, one of our MSAT students put together a comprehensive list - take a look!

Lists of Athletic Training Related Scholarships
Foundation/ Award name Deadline Amount Link
ACSM Varies Varies
National CPR Foundation Each Month $500
NATA Foundations Jan ~$2,300
NATA Student Writing Contest Jan $250 ~ $500
PFATS and NFL Foundation Ethnic Minority and Female Athletic Training Student Scholarship Program Feb $1,000
NATA EDAC Capitol Hill Day Grant Feb $1,500
CATA Scholarship Mar $500 ~ $2,500
NATA Chuck Kimmel First-Time Attendee Award Apr $2,000
National CPR Association Apr $500
American Academy of CPR and First Aid May / Oct $1,500
NEACSM Scholarship Jun $500 ~ $1,000
Minority Women In Sports Medicine Scholarship Jul $500 ~ $1,000
EATA Scholarship Nov $3,000
PBATS Scholarship Nov $2,000
PBATS ASMI Conference Scholarship Nov $450 ~ more