Athletic Training M.S. Admission Requirements

Expected start  May 2020 | Cost/credit $700 | Completion  2 Years (6 semesters) | Format In-person

Students apply directly to the graduate program following completion of any undergraduate degree and will be eligible for acceptance based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of Northwestern College application (available summer 2019)
  • Two letters of recommendation (One from the athletic trainer who oversaw the majority of exploration hours and one from a professor in a major or science course.)
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or internationally recognized equivalent
  • Overall and pre-requisite course GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (No pre-requisite course may be taken more than twice.)
  • Conditional admission may be considered for students with a cumulative GPA of 2.7-3.0.
  • A grade of "C" or high is required in all prerequisite courses. 
  • Minimum of 50 hours of athletic training exploration with a certified athletic trainer

Pre-requisite courses

      • Biology (3-4 credits or 1 term)
      • Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits or 2 terms with labs)
      • Chemistry (8 credits or 2 terms with labs)
      • Physics (3-4 credits or 1 term)
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3-4 credits or 1 term)
      • Psychology (3-4 credits or 1 term)
      • Statistics

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