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 Additional Information Texas A&M Course
Chemistry & Lab
3-4 credit hours
Two-semester sequence with lab is recommended CHEM 101 or CHEM 111
Physics & Lab
3-4 credit hours
Two-semester sequence with lab is recommended PHYS 201
Human Anatomy & Lab
3-4 credit hours
When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters are necessary to meet the requirements (A&PI, A&P II) BIOL 319
Human Physiology & Lab
3-4 credit hours
When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters are necessary to meet the requirements (A&PI, A&P II) BIOL 320
Human Nutrition
credit hours vary
  NUTR 202
Personal Health and Wellness
credit hours vary
  HLTH 231
Medical Terminology
credit hours vary
  HLTH 354
Exercise Physiology
3-4 credit hours
  KINE 433
Biomechanics/Kinesiology
3-4 credit hours
  KINE 426
Introduction to Psychology or Sport and  Exercise Psychology
3-4 credit hours
  PSYC 107 or KINE/PSYC 304
*Biology/Biology I (this course will be required for the 2020-2021 incoming class)
3-4 credit hours
Two-semester sequence with lab is recommended BIOL 111

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.