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Admission Requirements

  • Must have a minimum overall GPA > 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • Must have completed a minimum of 85 credit hours of the following coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level with a minimum grade equivalent of a “C” in all prerequisite coursework

    • Update on Pass/Fail Grades for Spring Semester 2020 Prerequisite Courses: Many undergraduate institutions have moved to an online instruction model and Pass/Fail grading for the Spring semester 2020.   The University of Kentucky Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program understands these changes are in response to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Kentucky Master of Science in Athletic Training Program will accept Pass/Fail grading for prerequisite coursework completed in the Spring semester of 2020. 

  • Prerequisite coursework must completed prior to starting the Professional Program. These courses do not have to be completed at time of application

    • Biomechanics (3 credits)*
    • Exercise Physiology (3 credits)*
    • Human Physiology (3 credits)
    • Human Anatomy (3 credits)
      • Can be combined Anatomy and Physiology Courses (I and II, 6 credits total)
    • Medical Terminology (1 credit or equivalent)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Basic Emergency Care/First-Aid (1 or more credits on academic transcript OR completion proof of training through other mechanism e.g. Red Cross)
    • Psychology (3 credits)
    • Physics (3 credits)
    • Biology (3 credits)
    • Chemistry (4 credits including lab)
  • Recommended but not required:
    • Introduction to Athletic Training
    • Research Methods/Scientific Writing

*Course catalog information must be submitted for all prerequisite courses denoted with an asterisk. The Professional Admissions Committee reserves the right to request course syllabi for confirmation of course content for all prerequisites. 

  • Student Learning Outcomes for all required prerequisite coursework.
  • Applicants are encouraged to review this list below to determine equivalency of their completed coursework  to the Program pre-requisite courses.
  • Course catalog information must be submitted for all prerequisite courses denoted with an asterisk.
    • The Professional Admissions Committee reserves the right to request course syllabi for confirmation of course content for all prerequisites.
  • Students applying to the UK PMATP are required to complete and document 100 hours of observation under the supervision of an Athletic Trainer.
  • At least half (50 hours) must be completed in common athletic training settings (e.g. high school, collegiate or professional sports).
  • Students need to submit an official and original GRE score report to ATCAS and to the UK Graduate School. The GRE code for the UK PMATP is 4546. The GRE code for the UK Graduate School is 1837. The scores must be from within the last five years.
  • A 1-page essay that summarizes the applicant’s interest in becoming an athletic trainer.
  • A list of three professional references
  • Applicants must hold a current CPR certification through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
  • UK undergraduate students must demonstrate ability to satisfy completion of UK Bachelor’s degree requirements or selection of the UK-CAT 3+2 option.
  • Undergraduate students outside of UK must demonstrate progression to graduate prior to the beginning of the PMATP.
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