Application Process

Application to the UK CHS Graduate Athletic Training Program

The application is a two-step process:

  1. Applicants should submit all admissions materials to ATCAS through the following link:
  2. Applicants should also complete the UK Graduate School application through the following link:

Admissions Processes

Applicants to the University of Kentucky Professional Athletic Training Program must have completed (or intend to complete prior to admissions) the pre-requisite courses and meet the Program’s competitive admissions requirements in order to be considered for admission into the academic program.

The Program Admissions Committee will review all applications that meet the minimum criteria described on the Program Admissions page on an on-going and rolling basis. Final admissions status will be determined after the interview process is complete. Applicants not selected will be encouraged to apply in subsequent years.

Selection Criteria for Admissions

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Special considerations will be made on a case by case basis. After the application materials have been reviewed, recommended applicants will be invited for a zoom interview session.

2024-2025 Interview Information

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for admissions as early as possible in order to ensure an opportunity to apply to the University of Kentucky Graduate School scholarships and fellowships. For more information on these opportunities please visit the Program Expenses and Scholarships page.

Fall 2024

Interviews will begin the week of September 9th and will continue in the Fall until December 6th.

  • Applications received after December 6th will be considered for Spring 2025 interviews.

Spring 2024

Interviews will begin the week of January 13th and will conclude the week of March 17th.


The deadline for International applicants to submit their materials to ATCAS is January 13th, 2025 to be considered for a Summer 2025 admissions. For more information specific to English proficiency requirements, please visit the International Center Admissions Requirements page here:

Students will be expected to accept or decline their spot in the Program and pay a non-refundable $150 seat fee no more than 10 business days after notification of acceptance into the Program. The seat fee will be applied to the first semester student fees. 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Kentucky is committed to a policy of providing educational opportunities to all academically qualified students regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status or physical or mental disability. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity University. We encourage applications from all academically qualified people interested in educational opportunities.

Transfer of Credit Policy

The Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program will not accept transfer of credits.