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Athletic Training

Career Overview:

  • An Athletic Trainer specializes in injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for physically active people.
  • A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all professional domains, including injury prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation; and organizational and professional well-being.
  • Athletic Trainers can work in a variety of different settings, including: working with athletes in secondary schools, university and professional sports teams, patients in physical therapy clinics, and in other hospital, fitness, and lab settings.
  • Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic Training Admissions Requirements:

  •  A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or approved degree credentialing agency for international students.
  • Application submitted to ATCAS ($85 for first application, $45 for each additional program). This must be done before submitting the supplemental application.
  • Application and admission to NSU ($50 Non-refundable application fee).  Submit NSU Supplemental Application
  • A minimum of 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a grade of C or better on all prerequisite courses.  Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to successfully matriculating to the MSAT. 
  • Successful completion of professional interview with NSU MSAT Admissions Committee.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended that include prerequisite courses.
  • A curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Personal statement of professional goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • 50 hours of observational experience with a Certified Athletic Trainer (NSU MSAT Observational Form).


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