Admission Requirements

MSAT Admission Criteria

A considerable time commitment is required to successfully complete the MSAT Program. Students are chosen based on a selective and competitive admissions process due to the limited space availability at the clinical sites. Specific requirements for admission are:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater for full admission; conditional admittance may be considered if cumulative GPA is 2.9-3.0.
  • Completion of course credit (90 hours at Murray State or by transfer OR baccalaureate degree)
  • Completion of appropriate prerequisite foundational coursework with a C or better (course eligibility at the discretion of the MSAT Admission Committee):
    • Anatomy with lab – 4 credits
    • Physiology with lab – 4 credits
    • General College Chemistry – 4 to 5 credits
    • General College Physics – 4 to 5 credits
    • Statistics – 3 to 4 credits
    • Medical Terminology – 2 to 3 credits
    • General Psychology – 3 credits
    • Nutrition – 3 credits
    • Kinesiology or Biomechanics – 3 credits
    • Exercise Physiology – 3 credits
    • Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification (acceptable courses are listed on the BOC website)
    • First Aid Certification
  • GRE scores earned no earlier than five years prior to application
  • 60 observation hours with a certified athletic trainer
  • Completed Technical Standards/Essential Skills Form (see Retention Requirements)
  • Proof of immunizations (including Hepatitis B or signed waiver, influenza, and TB)
  • Background check
  • Official transcripts from all other colleges/universities attended (if applicable)
  • Personal essay
  • Interview
  • Apply Online Now through ATCAS
English Proficiency Requirements: Students who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate competence in written and spoken English. This can be done by submitting a satisfactory score on the GRE as well as the TOEFL or IELTS, taken within two years of the date of application. The MSAT Program at Murray State requires a TOEFL (iBT) score of 90 with no less than 20 on each sub-score or an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no section below 6.0. Applicants with coursework or degree(s) from outside the United States are evaluated by the Murray State International Admissions Office. Students may be conditionally admitted to the MSAT Program by the MSAT Admissions Committee by starting in the English Language Program to meet language proficiency requirements.

Undergraduate (no longer accepting undergraduate students)

Undergraduate Athletic Training Program is no longer admitting students. Please refer to the Traditional Route or Accelerated Route links. Current undergraduate athletic training students should refer to their respective Murray State Bulletins.