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Athletic Training



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.


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:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters with labs): BSC2085c Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab and BSC2086c Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
  • Physics with lab: PHY1028/1028L Introduction to Physics with lab
  • Chemistry with lab: CHM2045/2045L General Chemistry I with lab
  • Biology with lab: BSC1010c General Biology I with lab
  • Statistics: STA2014 or 2023 Elementary Statistics
  • Nutrition: HUN2201 Basic Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Psychology: PSY2012 Intro to Psychology
  • Biomechanics or Kinesiology: PET3312c Biomechanics or PET3310 Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology: HSC4612 Exercise Physiology for Health Science

Application Deadlines

Summer Term . . . April 1

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Joel Beam

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • 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.
  • Express Application Requirements
    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.