MSAT Admission Requirements

Admission to the MSAT Program is selective and competitive with 16 students accepted each year. Students must meet all general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) and the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.  Acceptance by the Graduate School does not guarantee acceptance into the MSAT Program.
Admission Requirements
●      Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework (a lower GPA may be considered and weighted according to grades in major coursework, GPA last 60 hours, experience, GRE scores, undergraduate program, etc.). Note: Applicants in the 5 year dual degree BS/MS option, must achieve a 3.25 GPA to meet the Graduate School requirement allowing undergraduate students to use graduate coursework to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.
●      Minimum GRE scores greater than or equal to 145 quantitative, 150 verbal and 3.5 writing (a lower GRE may be considered and weighted according to GPA, grades in major coursework, experience, undergraduate program, etc.).
●      Applicants must have completed a minimum of 50 observation hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  It is in the best interest of the applicant to complete greater clock hours of experience which may strengthen an application.
●      Minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in required prerequisite courses or equivalents.  Note: Applicants in the 5 year dual degree BS/MS option must also earn a "B" (3.0) in Field Experience in Athletic Training courses (ATTR 201, 202, 301, 302).
Required Prerequisite Courses:

  • CHEM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 111)
  • CHEM 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry II with lab (CHEM 112)
  • PHYS 201 College Physics I with lab
  • PHYS 202 College Physics II with lab
  • BIOL 319 Human Anatomy with lab (A&P I)
  • BIOL 320 Human Physiology with lab (A&P II) 
  • NUTR 202 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • HLTH 231 Healthy Lifestyles (basic health course) 
  • HLTH 354 Medical Terminology    
  • KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 
  • KINE 426 Analysis of Human Movement or Biomechanics 
  • PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology or KINE/PSYC 304 Sport and Exercise Psychology 

Equivalent courses for transfer students are determined by program director. Description of prerequisite courses at Texas A&M can be found in the Texas A&M undergraduate catalog and course equivalencies within Texas can be found here.