Admission to the Athletic Training Program is competitive and not all who apply can be accommodated. Students who desire admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program must meet the requirements and complete the admission process by the posted deadline.
Students must earn a Bachelor degree prior to entering the athletic training program. Students may complete their B.A. or B.S. while applying, but they must complete their degree before matriculations in the program. Accepted students will need to submit a final transcript demonstrating the issuance of their degree. The program does not require the Bachelor degree be completed in any particular major or discipline, nor does the program have any bias toward a particular major or discipline.
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the program. Students may apply with outstanding courses so long as they demonstrate a plan to complete those courses before matriculating in the program. For further information on prerequisite course requirements, please visit Prerequisite coursework.
Application deadline for enrollment in the program is January 1. After January 1, rolling admissions will follow. Application is through Athletic Training Central Application System (ATCAS).
Students admitted into the athletic training program must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative in all course work, and have a clinical evaluation score of 3.0 or above (5.0 scale). Failure to meet any one of these retention criteria requires the student to be on a probationary status. If the student does not meet all criteria in two consecutive semesters, the student will be removed from the program.
|ATS 740||Research Methods in Athletic Training||2|
|ATS 745||Statistics for Athletic Trainers||2|
|ATS 710||Emergency Care Principles in Healthcare||4|
|ATS 700||Professional Practice and Athletic Training Healthcare||4|
|ATS 702||Functional Anatomy and Medical Physiology||3|
|ATS 712||Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions I||5|
|ATS 731||Athletic Training Clinical I||4|
|ATS 741||Athletic Training Research I||1|
|ATS 704||Applied Neuroscience in Athletic Training||3|
|ATS 714||Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions II||5|
|ATS 732||Athletic Training Clinical II||4|
|ATS 742||Athletic Training Research II||1|
|ATS 716||Pathophysiology of General Medical Conditions||3|
|ATS 720||Lifespan Wellness and Conditions||5|
|ATS 722||Rehabilitation Psychology and Healthcare Sociology in Athletic Training||2|
|ATS 718||Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training||3|
|ATS 733||Athletic Training Clinical III||3|
|ATS 743||Athletic Training Research III||2|
|ATS 750||Athletic Training Readings||2|
|ATS 734||Athletic Training Clinical IV||6|
|ATS 744||Athletic Training Research IV||2|
|ATS 750||Athletic Training Readings||2|
University graduate degree requirements
After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:
- Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
- Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment, with the exception of students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. (SAA Ed.D.) graduate program. SAA Ed.D. students must complete all degree requirements within ten years from the time of initial enrollment in the graduate program.
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses). Some UWL graduate programs require more than 30 graduate credits. Please review the individual program requirements listed in the catalog for the exact number of credits required.
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
- Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies for editorial review and approval by the Graduate Studies Director. The recommended initial submission date for review is two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
- File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
- Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
- Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)