The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program accepts students to begin in June of each year. The program will admit qualified candidates up to 20 students per cohort. At the time of matriculation, applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree and completed all pre-requisite courses and requirements.
The competitive applicant will have a strong grade point average in their undergraduate studies, knowledge of the athletic training profession (gained through observation hours or other experiences), and excellent communication skills.
First, applicants must apply through the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). *Please note this application does not open until June 27th
Next, applicants must complete Western Carolina University’s Graduate School application and pay the application fee.
Early Application Deadline: October 15th
Regular Application Deadline: February 1st
Applicants who apply by October 15th will receive a decision by November 30th. Applicants who apply between October 16 and February 1st will receive a decision by March 31st.
The following are requirements for application to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. All of the following requirements must be submitted through ATCAS.
Although not required for admission, the following courses are recommended for students to take prior to starting the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program.
Interviews are required for admission into the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Once applications are reviewed, qualified candidates will be invited to complete an interview with the athletic training faculty and selection committee. Interviews will be conducted on campus in early November and beginning of March. Online interviews will be conducted monthly for those that cannot come to campus.