Master of Science in Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application and Admissions Questions

January 15 of each year.

Applicants wishing to apply early can submit materials in the Fall prior to admission. Early applicants will be interviewed in the Fall.

Yes, you can take prerequisites at UNCG (when available) but they must be completed prior to the start of the summer session.

No. However, because every institution teaches slightly different information in these courses sometimes the Program Director may request a syllabus to evaluate whether or not you have been instructed in the desired content prior to arriving at UNCG.

GRE scores are not required.

We require a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates who have a GPA below the minimum are evaluated on an individual basis and may require provisional acceptance by the Graduate School if the AT Program Admissions Committee deems them an appropriate candidate for the program.

Technical standards are non-academic criteria that define the essential aspects of preparing to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. Candidates must sign the Technical Standards indicating that they can meet the technical standards with or without reasonable accommodation.

Yes. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 100 clinical hours of observation in an athletic training setting under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Only if the physical therapist is also a Certified Athletic Trainer.

12-16 students

Yes, we do accept international students. If an international candidate does not have a Certified Athletic Trainer in their country, we recommend that they come to Greensboro prior to application to gain observation hours with a local athletic trainer.

Candidates will be notified via e-mail if they are invited for an on-campus interview. Candidates are responsible for any expenses incurred relative to the interview.

Transfer credits are assessed on an individual basis

Tuition and Fees

You can view the current tuition rates, university fees, and program tuition fees for in and out-of-state students at the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office.

The M.S.A.T. program has program tuition fees that are in addition to university tuition and fees.

Graduate assistantships are not available for students in the AT Program because they are not yet Certified Athletic Trainers.

A limited number of open competitive scholarships are available to students enrolled in the School of Health and Human Sciences. Scholarships are available to members of the National Athletic Trainers’ AssociationMid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers´ Association, and the North Carolina Athletic Trainers´ Association. There are also opportunities for students to assist as models, teaching assistants, and other positions with the potential for financial compensation.

Students are responsible for any costs associated with complying with the AT Program dress code. Students may be provided with a UNCG Athletic Training clothing as part of the student’s clinical uniform. The Program also has various sizes of polo shirts for off-site clinical rotations (e.g., Wake Forest, Guilford College, NC A&T).

AT Program Orientation

First-year students are generally asked to report to UNCG for a Memorial Day gathering with classes starting the next day.  Incoming first-year students begin the program in the summer, enrolling in 2 courses for 3-5 weeks of summer school in the months of May, June and July.

Yes. On the first day you are asked to report in the summer you will meet with the Program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator for an introduction to the program and general orientation to the UNCG campus. In addition, the UNCG Graduate School may also have a  orientation session for first-year students in August (date TBA).

There is usually one week between the end of summer school and when students should plan of being back at UNCG. During the first week of August, we have our annual mandatory AT Program Orientation meeting for all students, faculty, and staff. At this meeting, we review program policies and procedures, conduct training (such as BBP, CPR)  and discuss any curricular changes that were made in the program.

Potentially! Students may be given opportunities to assist with pre-season physicals and injury screenings that occur for UNCG or other institutions.

AT Program Curriculum

See the sample Plan of Study.

The clinical rotation assignments for first-year students are determined at the conclusion of summer school.

See the Clinical Education page.