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MS in AT Program Application

Application for students interested in starting Summer 2019, the application cycle will open on on June 28, 2018.

Detailed submission instructions for application requirements and necessary documentation are outlined on the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) and in the the MS in AT Student Handbook. Students will need to submit all materials through ATCAS applications and EKU’s supplemental materials. Please click on the ATCAS logo above or click here to access the application service. If you previously started an ATCAS application, you may access instructions on how to re-apply in the current cycle by clicking here

Application will require the following:

  1. Completion of EKU’s MS in AT Application via ATCAS.
  2. Completion or current enrollment in the following pre-requisites courses; verified by formal transcripts uploaded to ATCAS.
         - Basic Anatomy (3) and Human Physiology (3) OR Anatomy &Physiology I (3hrs) and II (3hrs)

         - Exercise Physiology (3hrs)

         - Biomechanics or Kinesiology (3hrs)

         - Statistics (3hrs)

         - Strength & Conditioning (3hrs)

         - Medical Terminology (2-3hrs)

         - Intro to Psychology (3hrs)

         - Intro to Athletic Training or Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (2 to 3hrs)
  3. Undergraduate cumulative GPA 2.5 and a 3.0 GPA in pre-requisite courses.

  4. 50 Hours of documented clinical observation/experience under an AT obtained within 2 years prior to program application. Hours must have been obtained under an AT. Hours under the supervision of a physical therapist DO NOT count unless the individual is dual credentialed as an AT and the hours were obtained in a traditional athletic training facility or field setting, not in an outpatient physical therapy clinic. Verification is submitted on EKU’s MS in AT Directed Observation Verification Form (found below).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions schedule that begins with the ATCAS application cycle and will end on April 30th of the year the applicants would start the program. The complete ATCAS applications will be evaluated and reviewed in the order in which they are submitted. Applications will be accepted until the cohort is full. Remaining applicants that meet the requirements will then be placed on a wait list. If a student accepted into the program declines the offer of acceptance or withdraws prior to the start of the academic program, students on the wait list will be sent letters of acceptance based on the order placed on the wait list. Students receiving a letter of acceptance will be able to place themselves on the wait list voluntarily but will be placed at the bottom.  Students offered acceptance but wishing to be on the wait list may only accept a position at a later time if the cohort is not full.

The number of available clinical sites and preceptors largely determines cohort size. This factors in the number of students currently matriculating through the program, the number of available sites, and considers the number of students that each preceptor can work with based on the setting, experience, staffing, etc. Therefore, this number varies annually but will be determined prior to the acceptance of students following the application process.

Upon acceptance into the MS in AT Program, students will need to complete additional requirements that are important for full admission and completion of clinical education at EKU (see Post-Acceptance Requirements).

If you have any additional questions about the MS in AT Program feel free to contact
Dr. Matthew Sabin, PhD, LAT, ATC  (Director, Athletic Training Program) or call 859-622-8149.

EKU's Directed Observation Verification Form1.12 MB
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