Seeking a bachelor's degree and want to become an athletic trainer? 3+2 Accelerated Masters of Athletic Training

The 3+2 accelerated program is designed for incoming first-year students (or transfers who meet degree matriculation requirements) who are interested in an accelerated path toward the advanced degree. In this option, students complete 3 years of undergraduate coursework in the B.S. in Sports Medicine Studies program followed by two years of coursework culminating in the M.S. in Athletic Training. Beginning the summer at the end of their third year, students will begin the "professional phase" of the M.S. program. At the conclusion of the summer of their third year, students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Sports Medicine Studies. Following completion of the 5th year, students will receive a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.

Candidates who wish to be admitted to the 3+2 accelerated master's program will be considered according to the entry guidelines that have been set forth below. Students who meet admissions criteria for the program will adhere to the application deadlines defined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

All requests for transfer/change of major into the 3+2 Accelerated BS-MS in Athletic Training, are handled on a case by case basis. The number of students accepted in this manner depends upon the number of openings available in that year. This selection process is competitive. Successful completion of prerequisite coursework does not guarantee acceptance. To be considered as a change of major/transfer please contact

    1. Apply to West Chester University undergraduate admissions:

    • SAT of 1140 (math and verbal) or ACT equivalent of 23 is expected
    • International students should successfully complete the TOEFL
  1. Progression in to the M.S. in Athletic Training program:

    A graduate application and notification of intent to progress in to the M.S. in Athletic Training program must be completed by the announced deadline in the spring semester of the second year.

    Student must achieve a grade of C or better in all undergraduate major and related required courses. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA to progress into the M.S. in Athletic Training program. (If applicable, transfer course grades will be calculated in to determine GPA).

    Interview: an interview with department faculty may be required.

Want to become an athletic trainer but have a Bachelor's degree in something other than Athletic Training? Master's of Science in Athletic Training (Professional Concentration)

Visit our Graduate Admissions page to learn more. 

Already an athletic trainer but looking for a graduate degree program? Master's of Science in Athletic Training (Post-Professional Concentration)

To be accepted as a fully matriculated student into the master’s program, an applicant needs to meet the requirements for WCU graduate study. Specifically, a student must have a minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA, a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major discipline, and a competitive GRE score. An applicant must present a bachelor’s degree in athletic training or a program that includes the following undergraduate courses: human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and statistics. The application package must also include official transcripts representing all previous coursework, two letters of recommendation, and a written goals statement.

Students may apply online. When completing the online application process, you must create a profile and select your program of study. Be sure to select Athletic Training- Post Professional Concentration MS.


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