Admission Application Process and Criteria (M.S. in A.T.)

Application to the Wilmington College M.S. in handled through Athletic Training Application System (ATCAS). It is a competitive process and submitting your application does not guarantee acceptance.

The program utilizes a rolling admission approach. Under rolling admission, you are invited to submit your application to the ATCAS at any time. The program will then review your application and notify you of the decision within a reasonable time.

  • Applications will not be reviewed until all materials are submitted.
  • The athletic training program begins in August of each year.

Criteria for admission into WC MS in AT program:

  1. Earned Bachelors from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. GPA of 3.0 in pre-requisite courses
    1. Biology with lab
    2. Human Anatomy with lab
    3. Human Physiology (may be combined course)
    4. Exercise Physiology
    5. Human Nutrition
    6. General Chemistry with lab
    7. Physics with lab
    8. Statistics
    9. Kinesiology
    10. General Psychology
  4. A minimum grade of “C” in any pre-requisite course listed above. These courses must be completed before the Professional Phase of the MS in AT begins.
  5. Completion of full application process through ATCAS.
    1. Completed application form through ATCAS
    2. Letter of Interest
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. Official transcripts from all college/universities attended
    5. Documentation of 100 hours of direct observation with a certified athletic trainer (Download the Observation Hours form)
  6. Students must read, sign, and return the “Technical Standards for Admission into the Athletic Training Program” verifying the student meets the minimum required technical standards for admission into the program.
  7. Qualifying applicants will be required to interview with graduate program faculty (either by phone, zoom, or in person).