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Who Should Apply

We anticipate that most applicants will be credentialed Athletic Trainers seeking to gain advanced knowledge in musculoskeletal management.  These applicants must hold a degree from a CAATE accredited professional program in Athletic Training (bachelor's or master's).

The graduate certificate is also open to any individuals that will be eligible for medical licensure.  These include, but are not limited to, the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure,  Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy or Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy.  

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Phillip Gribble with any questions before applying. 

Admissions Criteria

All applicants must meet the minimum academic standards for The Graduate School

Additionally, applicants must also present with the following minimum requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education (college or university)
  • Eligible for a medical or health care professional State of Kentucky licensure
  • Personal Statement: 1-page summary of the applicant’s interest in becoming an advanced athletic trainer
  • Professional references: A list of three professional references
  • Applicants must hold current first-aid and CPR certifications through either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. 
  • Undergraduate Institution Academic Transcript
  • Graduate Institution Academic Transcript (if applicable)
  • Graduate Record Examination (optional): Students may submit an official and original GRE score report to The Graduate School. The scores must be from within the last five years.

  • Students must participate in an on-campus interview

More Information on applying to the Graduate School.


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