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Athletic Training (M.S.)

The University of North Georgia offers a Master of Science with a major in Athletic Training (MSAT). The MSAT program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in health and physical education or a related field. Students will be introduced to not only foundational knowledge in athletic training related material, but also advanced knowledge in the areas of evaluation, rehabilitation, acute care, and other related material. Students will have an opportunity to be exposed to clinical experiences at various locations, including colleges/universities, high schools. rehabilitation clinics, orthopedic clinics, general medical clinics, and other various healthcare settings.

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline

Summer Early Deadline - December 1
Summer Regular Deadline - May 1
Note: All application materials are to be received prior to the deadline. If program capacity is met prior to established admission deadlines, we will stop accepting applications for admission and cancel remaining incomplete applicants. Completing your application earlier is better.

Athletic Training (M.S.) Program Quick Facts

  • New students admitted summer semester
  • Full time program on the Dahlonega campus
  • 60 hours completed in 2 years
  • Cohort format
  • Clinical rotations offered in north Georgia region
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About the Application

  • MSAT applicants apply through Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS)which allows applicants to use a single, web-based application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs.
  • ATCAS application portal opens June 30, 2020, for summer 2021 admission.
  • ATCAS is a service of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Application fee is paid to ATCAS.

How to Apply to the Athletic Training (M.S.) Program

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Degree Seeking Regular

Early Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • GRE General Test score as follows:
    • Earn a combined score of 280 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test, with a minimum score of at least 3.5 on the analytical writing section. Only those scores less than five years old will be considered.
    • Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Master of Science in Athletic Training program is waiving the GRE requirements for summer 2021 Early Admission applicants.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of intent detailing why you wish to gain admission to the MSAT program at UNG
    • Current resume
    • 2 letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from a certified athletic trainer
    • Proof of 50 (minimum) observation hours under a certified athletic trainer using this form (PDF) or equivalent
    • If accepted, the following documents must be received prior to the first day of the initial semester. Students who have not submitted all of the following prior to the first day of the semester will not be allowed to attend.
      • Proof of CPR
      • Background check
      • UNG physical form filled out by a physician
      • UNG and AT immunization forms
      • Technical Standards form signed by a physician
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C.

 Regular Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of intent detailing why you wish to gain admission to the MSAT program at UNG
    • Current resume
    • 2 letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from a certified athletic trainer
    • Proof of 50 (minimum) observation hours under a certified athletic trainer using this form (PDF) or equivalent
    • If accepted, the following documents must be received prior to the first day of the initial semester. Students who have not submitted all of the following prior to the first day of the semester will not be allowed to attend.
      • Proof of CPR
      • Background check
      • UNG physical form filled out by a physician
      • UNG and AT immunization forms
      • Technical Standards form signed by a physician
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C.

Applying to UNG

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Required 
    • General Biology Equivalent
    • General Chemistry Equivalent
    • General Physics Equivalent
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    • General Psychology + 1 Additional Psychology course (Growth & Development and/or Abnormal Psychology preferred)
    • Nutrition
    • Medical Terminology
    • Structural Kinesiology
    • Statistics
    • Research Course
  • Recommended
    • Epidemiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Public Health
    • Exercise Physiology
  • MSAT applicants apply through Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) which allows applicants to use a single, web-based application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs.
  • ATCAS application portal opens June 30, 2020, for summer 2021 admission.
  • ATCAS is a service of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Application fee is paid to ATCAS.
  • University of North Georgia does not require a separate application fee.
  • Applicant's responsibility is to follow ATCAS and program-specific instructions.
  • #4958 is code to select for submission of GRE scores to ATCAS-UNG.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GaPSC website.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG and then attended another institution, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

Submit official GRE General Test score report if you are applying for Early Admission or if you are applying for Provisional Admission and your undergraduate gpa is below a 3.0 but at least a 2.8 calculated in accordance with Graduate admission procedures.

  • University of North Georgia’s ATCAS code is #4958  for submitting official GRE General Test scores. If you send your official GRE scores to ATCAS-UNG, #4958, you do not need to also send them to UNG. 

  Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Interested in applying for a graduate assistant position at UNG? 

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Degree Seeking Provisional

If not all spots have been filled for the cohort of the coming year, students may be admitted provisionally with a GPA of 2.8 or above, as long as he or she maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above in his or her first 3 semesters of the MSAT program.

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • GRE General Test score as follows:
    • Earn a combined score of 280 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test, with a minimum score of at least 3.5 on the analytical writing section. Only those scores less than five years old will be considered.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of intent detailing why you wish to gain admission to the MSAT program at UNG
    • Current resume
    • 2 letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from a certified athletic trainer
    • Proof of 50 (minimum) observation hours under a certified athletic trainer using this form (PDF) or equivalent
    • If accepted, the following documents must be received prior to the first day of the initial semester. Students who have not submitted all of the following prior to the first day of the semester will not be allowed to attend.
      • Proof of CPR
      • Background check
      • UNG physical form filled out by a physician
      • UNG and AT immunization forms
      • Technical Standards form signed by a physician
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C.

Provisional degree-seeking students

  • will be reviewed to determine eligibility for regular admission following completion of three semesters.
  • are not eligible for federal financial aid while enrolled in courses as a provisional student.
  • will not be allowed to continue in the program if a grade of C or lower is earned in any graduate course.
  • may apply for readmission after three semesters from the date removed from the program because of a deficient grade by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions with a letter addressed to the program coordinator requesting readmission.

Applying to UNG

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Required 
    • General Biology Equivalent
    • General Chemistry Equivalent
    • General Physics Equivalent
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    • General Psychology + 1 Additional Psychology course (Growth & Development and/or Abnormal Psychology preferred)
    • Nutrition
    • Medical Terminology
    • Structural Kinesiology
    • Statistics
    • Research Course
  • Recommended
    • Epidemiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Public Health
    • Exercise Physiology
  • MSAT applicants apply through Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) which allows applicants to use a single, web-based application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs.
  • ATCAS application portal opens June 30, 2020, for summer 2021 admission.
  • ATCAS is a service of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Application fee is paid to ATCAS.
  • University of North Georgia does not require a separate application fee.
  • Applicant's responsibility is to follow ATCAS and program-specific instructions.
  • #4958 is code to select for submission of GRE scores to ATCAS-UNG.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions. Please request a transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Depending on the transcript service you are using, grads@ung.edu may not be an available option. You may then select any admissions or undergraduate admissions @ung.edu address. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GaPSC website.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG and then attended another institution, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

Submit official GRE General Test score report if you are applying for Early Admission or if you are applying for Provisional Admission and your undergraduate gpa is below a 3.0 but at least a 2.8 calculated in accordance with Graduate admission procedures.

  • University of North Georgia’s ATCAS code is #4958  for submitting official GRE General Test scores. If you send your official GRE scores to ATCAS-UNG, #4958, you do not need to also send them to UNG. 

  Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Non-Degree

MSAT program does not permit non-degree students.

Transient

MSAT program does not permit non-degree students.

All International

An international student is someone who has not been granted or does not have U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency. In order for these students to study in the United States, they must obtain an F-1 visa.

International applicants must enroll for at least nine hours per semester, excluding summer semester, and may only enroll in up to three hours of online (distance education) coursework per semester. International applicants must be accepted as degree-seeking.

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of intent detailing why you wish to gain admission to the MSAT program at UNG
    • Current resume
    • 2 letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from a certified athletic trainer
    • Proof of 50 (minimum) observation hours under a certified athletic trainer using this form (PDF) or equivalent
    • If accepted, the following documents must be received prior to the first day of the initial semester. Students who have not submitted all of the following prior to the first day of the semester will not be allowed to attend.
      • Proof of CPR
      • Background check
      • UNG physical form filled out by a physician
      • UNG and AT immunization forms
      • Technical Standards form signed by a physician
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C.

Applying to UNG

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Required 
    • General Biology Equivalent
    • General Chemistry Equivalent
    • General Physics Equivalent
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    • General Psychology + 1 Additional Psychology course (Growth & Development and/or Abnormal Psychology preferred)
    • Nutrition
    • Medical Terminology
    • Structural Kinesiology
    • Statistics
    • Research Course
  • Recommended
    • Epidemiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Public Health
    • Exercise Physiology
  • MSAT applicants apply through Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) which allows applicants to use a single, web-based application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs.
  • ATCAS application portal opens June 30, 2020, for summer 2021 admission.
  • ATCAS is a service of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Application fee is paid to ATCAS.
  • University of North Georgia does not require a separate application fee.
  • Applicant's responsibility is to follow ATCAS and program-specific instructions.
  • #4958 is code to select for submission of GRE scores to ATCAS-UNG.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GaPSC website.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG and then attended another institution, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

English proficiency is required

Proficiency can be proven as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores if applicant's native language is not English.
  • Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted.
  • TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date.
  • UNG accepts MyBest™ scores for the TOEFL iBT® test, in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date.
  • Required minimum scores:
    • TOEFL internet based - 79
    • IELTS - 6.5

-or-

  • An official evaluation by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member indicating proof of a degree at the secondary or collegiate level either outside or inside the U.S. where English is the official language of academic instruction. If the NACES evaluation does not indicate English as the official language of academic instruction, request an official letter from the institution to be sent directly to UNG with this information, or direct this office to where it is stated on the institution's website.

-or-

  • Proof of completion of the equivalent of English 1101 and/or 1102 with a grade of C or better in one or both courses, at a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 

-or-

  • Other approved exams and recommended standards as stated by the USG English Proficiency Requirements.
    • Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted.

Submit official GRE General Test score report if you are applying for Early Admission or if you are applying for Provisional Admission and your undergraduate gpa is below a 3.0 but at least a 2.8 calculated in accordance with Graduate admission procedures.

  • University of North Georgia’s ATCAS code is #4958  for submitting official GRE General Test scores. If you send your official GRE scores to ATCAS-UNG, #4958, you do not need to also send them to UNG. 

  Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Interested in applying for a graduate assistant position at UNG? 

The following are required if accepted, or if applying within five months of the start of the term.

Financial Affidavit

It is the applicant's responsibility to demonstrate that sufficient funding is available to meet all university and living expenses for the course of study.

  • Download and complete the Financial Affidavit. You may email the completed form to grads@ung.edu.
  • Sources of financial support in the form of a bank issued letter or bank statement verifying that the applicant has a sum of at least $48,500 USD for the first academic year, exclusive of travel expenses, are required. You may email an original bank issued letter or bank statement to grads@ung.edu
  • Sources of financial support should equal what is reported in your Financial Affidavit.
  • All banking information must be in English. Certified bank letters are preferred. If submitting a bank statement, only official bank statements will be accepted. We are unable to accept a printout of online banking transaction history, online account summaries or online statements.
  • Check exchange rates.
Visa Documents

All international applicants, please submit copies of:

If you are currently residing in the United States, please submit copies of:

  • Visa/I-94 (front and back)
  • I-20
  • Passport
Student Health Insurance

International students are required to have health insurance. Visit the Center for Global Engagement's (CGE) website for additional information.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. A written letter of appeal must include strong evidence to support the basis for your appeal. The appeal should consist of information beyond what was previously submitted in your admissions file and detail your ability to be successful in graduate studies.

  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Email your letter of appeal as a pdf attachment to grads@ung.edu.

Learn More About the Program

Overview

Upon decision by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance for all Athletic Training Programs to transition to the Master’s level, the University of North Georgia has subsequently decided to transition our Athletic Training Program to the graduate level. Both University and Board of Regents (BOR) approvals have been acquired, acknowledgement of degree level change by the Southern Accreditation for Colleges and Schools has been granted, and the program is currently undergoing its substantive change process from the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Athletic Training Program at UNG has a long-standing history of success as an undergraduate program (initial accreditation in 2002) and is excited to embark on a new journey as a graduate level program. The Master’s of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) at UNG is designed as a traditional graduate program, where students will acquire an undergraduate degree from an accredited Institution and, upon completion of all pre-requisite coursework, apply to the program as a traditional graduate student. The MSAT program is a cohorted program consisting of six semesters of coursework and 60 credit hours of courses.

The program will begin in the summer with foundational coursework that will prepare students to take part in their initial clinical rotation in the fall. Students will take part in five semesters of clinical rotations, culminating in a semester-long immersive clinical rotation. More information regarding clinical rotations can be found under the clinical rotations tab above.

The mission of the Athletic Training program at UNG is to provide quality academic and clinical preparation for individuals pursuing any career in the field of athletic training. Through a program that reflects intellectual engagement, advocacy and service, and evidence based practice, students will become well rounded allied healthcare professionals. The program strives to develop an atmosphere conducive to learning where students are able to develop academically, professionally, and personally. Please take a look at our program and feel free to reach out to any of the faculty should you have any questions.

Mission, Goals, and Objectives

Mission

The mission of the Athletic Training program at UNG is to provide quality academic and clinical preparation for individuals pursuing any career in the field of athletic training. Through a program that reflects intellectual engagement, advocacy and service, and evidence based practice, students will become well rounded allied healthcare professionals. The program strives to develop an atmosphere conducive to learning where students are able to develop academically, professionally, and personally. Please take a look at our program and feel free to reach out to any of the faculty should you have any questions.

Goals

  1. Students will understand, demonstrate, and access skills and techniques to prevent injury and illness and promote wellness.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to examine, assess, and diagnose orthopedic and general medical conditions.
  3. Students will be able to implement immediate and emergency care for optimal outcomes.
  4. Students will be able to assess and implement appropriate therapeutic interventions for a variety of different pathological conditions.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding and apply the knowledge to healthcare administration and professional responsibility.
  6. Students will participate in a broad array of high-quality clinical experiences with skilled preceptors.

 

Complete list of goals and objectives 

Curriculum & Course Sequencing

The MSAT program at University of North Georgia is considered a traditional master’s program, in that anyone who has an undergraduate degree and meets the admission requirements, may apply to the program. Our program is a cohorted program, meaning that students are admitted once a year and move through the program as a unit.

Students will progress in a sequential and progressively rigorous program, culminating in an immersive clinical experience during the student's final semester in the program. Explore the course planning guide and plan of study.

Clinical Experiences

UNG’s athletic training program is pleased to offer students a wide variety of clinical experience throughout their time in the program. Students will be given the opportunity to take part in clinical experiences in the following settings:

  • College/University Setting (UNG and Young Harris College)
  • High School (various locations)
  • Semi-professional Athletics (Atlanta Gladiators Hockey)
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Various Interprofessional Education Experiences

The program constantly strives to add new, exciting, and clinically challenging experiences. Students’ clinical experience will culminate in a fully-immersive clinical rotation that may take place off campus at locations all over the United States.

Retention & Degree Requirements

Upon admission to the MSAT program, students must maintain the following retention criteria:

  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or greater to remain in the program
    • Student who fall below a GPA of 2.75 while in the program will be put on probation the following semester. If the student has above a 2.75 at the end of the semester he/she may be removed from probation. If the student’s GPA remains below a 2.75, he/she will be removed from the program.
  • Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses of the MSAT program
    • Failure to do so will result in removal from the program. A student may reapply in the next application cycle and enter the pool for that application period

In order for a student to graduate from the MSAT program, he/she must maintain the above retention standards and complete all coursework within the catalog.

Tuition & Fees

Due to its unique clinical experiences and program of study, students will accrue the following fees throughout their time in the Athletic Training Program:

  • Uniform & Associated Fees 
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association membership dues (optional)
  • Travel Expenses – Will vary by clinical rotation

ATP Statistics and Accreditation

Student BOC Pass Rate

Number of students graduating from program
Fields 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3 Yr Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 19 18 4 41
Number of students graduating from program who took examination. 17 18 4 39
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt. 12 14 3 29
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 71 78 75 74
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 14 17 4 35
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts. 82 94 100 90

Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

Fields 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3 Yr Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program. 19 18 4 41
Student Graduation Rate (%) 95 90 80 91

Student Employment/Placement Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within six-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.
Employment/Placement rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

Fields 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 3 Yr Aggregate
Number of students employed as AT 11 13 4 28
Student Employment Rate as AT (%) 58 72 100 68
Number of students employed as other 6 3 0 9
Student Employment/Placement Rate as other (%) 32 17 0 22
Number of students not employed 2 2 0 4
Student Not Employed Rate (%) 11 11 0 10

Where Could This Program Lead You?

Program Questions?

Dr. Jessica Dysart Miles, LAT, ATC
706-864-1875
jessica.miles@ung.edu

Professional Licensure and Certification

The University of North Georgia offers degree programs that meet the educational requirements students need to apply for professional licensure and certifications in Georgia. The programs may not meet education requirements for licensure or certification in other states.

For additional information, please review the Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure.

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