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Master of Science in Athletic Training


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.

Special Notes about the Program


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


Application Information

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International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Summer Term . . . April 1

Admits for summer term only. Courses will begin in the summer B term which is typically in June.


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

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.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Letter of intent
    • Describe personal prior experiences, accomplishments, and career goals
  • GRE test scores
    • Taken within the last 5 years
    • Preferred scores above the 50th percentile in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical areas
    • GRE is recommended but not required
  • 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
  • Meet the technical standards for admission (AT Technical Standards)
  • 50 hours of observational experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (UNF Athletic Training Observation Form)
  • Interview (on campus preferred) with the UNF Athletic Training Faculty and Preceptors
  • In addition to submitting all of the above university and program requirements to the UNF Graduate School, applicants must also complete the Athletic Training Centralized Application Services (ATCAS) application. ATCAS must also be provided with the necessary documents that they require by the posted application deadline.

Program requirements - Express Application:

UNF undergraduates applying through the Express Application portal will be required to also complete the Athletic Training Centralized Application Services (ATCAS) application. ATCAS must also be provided with the necessary documents that they require by the posted application deadline. Questions should be directed to the graduate program director.


Program Policies

Average Length
of the Program

2 years
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Boling

Associate Professor

(904) 620-1563