Master of Science in Athletic Training

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Boling

(904) 620-1563


Application Information
Applications are accepted for the summer term only.  Courses will begin in the summer B term which is typically in June.
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . Program does not admit to the fall term

Spring Term . . . . . Program does not admit to the spring term

Summer Term . . . April 1

Prerequisite Courses   (35 semester credit hours)


The requirements listed below are prerequisites for the MSAT. Course numbers listed below are for courses in the Florida State University System. Any substitutions to these requirements are made at the time of evaluation for admission into the MSAT program.  Applicants must demonstrate completion with a minimum grade of “C” at the undergraduate or graduate levels in each of the following courses:


  • CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab   
  • PHY 2053/2053L Algebra-based Physics I with Lab     
  • BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab   
  • BSC 2086C Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab   
  • BSC 1010C General Biology I with Lab   
  • PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology
  • PET 3312C Biomechanics or PET 3310 Kinesiology 
  • HSC4612 Exercise Physiology for Health Science  
  • HUN2201 Basic Prin Human Nutrition 
  • STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business 
Admission Requirements

University Requirements:


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.


Additional program requirements:

  • A minimum of  a 3.0 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework.  Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to successfully matriculating through the MSAT. Failure to submit final transcripts by June 30th will result in dismissal from the MSAT.
  • GRE required with preferred scores above the 50th percentile in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical areas. GRE Institution Code: 5490
  • Meet the technical standards for admission (Technical Standards Form).
  • 50 hours of observational experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (UNF Athletic Training Observation Form). 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from an Athletic Trainer who supervised you during your observational experience.
  • Personal statement describing prior experiences, accomplishments, and career goals.
  • Interview (on campus preferred) with the UNF Athletic Training Faculty and Preceptors. 
  • Application submitted through  ATCAS  ($85 for first application, $45 for each additional program).


Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.



Program Overview
The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences (CAMS) offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). This degree program offers a challenging pathway for post-baccalaureate students to pursue a career in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions among patients and athletes. The MSAT program will prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. The UNF MSAT program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a variety of settings, including secondary school, college/university, professional, clinic, and industrial. 


Curriculum and Requirements
Program Policies
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
2 years