2022 - 2023 Graduate Bulletin

This program is offered in 2 formats:

  • 3+2; with undergraduate in Sports Science.  Note the 63 total credits required listed below do not include the undergraduate requirements.
    • Students will apply while their sports science degree is in progress, but sports science program course completion (see details below) must be documented with transcripts prior to the start of the athletic training program. 
  • Stand alone - Masters in AT for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Admission Requirements

  • For 3+2 applicants:
    • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.​​​​​​
      • Completion of the following courses* (evidenced through the NMU online degree evaluation):
        • ATR/ES 110 (2 cr.) – Introduction to Athletic Training
        • ATR 310 (1 cr.) – Clinical Observation in AT I (minimum grade of “B”)
        • ATR 311 (1 cr. ) – Clinical Observation in AT II (minimum grade of “B”; may be currently enrolled)
        • BI 207 (4 cr.) – Human Anatomy & Physiology I (minimum grade of “C”)
        • BI 208 (4 cr.) – Human Anatomy & Physiology II (minimum grade of “C”)
        • CH 111 (5 cr.) – General Chemistry I
        • CH 112 (5 cr.) – General Chemistry II
        • ES 315 (4 cr.) – Physiology of Exercise (minimum grade of “C”; may be currently enrolled)
        • ES 317 (3 cr.) – Anatomical Kinesiology (minimum grade of “C”; may be currently enrolled)
        • HL 125 (3 cr.) – Emergency Care for the HCP (minimum grade of “B”)
        • HL 260 (3 cr. ) – Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
        • HN 210 (4 cr.) – Human Nutrition
        • PH 201 (5 cr. ) – College Physics I
        • MA 109 OR PH 305 (4 cr.) – Intro to Probabilities OR Psychological Statistics
        • ES 417 (3 cr.) – Biomechanics (may be currently enrolled)
        • ES 421 (3 cr. ) – Physiology of Training for Sport (may be currently enrolled)
  • For Stand Alone applicants:
    • Comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which includes a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and
    • Completion of the following pre-requisite courses or their equivalents (degree completion must be documented with official transcripts prior to the start of the athletic training program):
      • 50 hours of documented clinical athletic training observation under the direct supervision of a licensed/certified athletic trainer.
        • General Biology.................................................................... 1 course
        • Human Anatomy & Physiology............................................ 2 courses
        • Chemistry ..............................................................................2 courses
        • Physics ...................................................................................1 course
        • Psychology ............................................................................1 course
        • Statistics ................................................................................1 course
        • Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology ............................1 course
        • Biomechanics ........................................................................1 course
        • Nutrition .................................................................................1 course
        • Health & Wellness .................................................................1 course

*Additional information regarding undergraduate sports science coursework & pre-requisites for students pursuing the 3+2 SS/ATR program:

  • Students are not required to complete ES 422 as a part of the undergraduate sports science program. Rather, students will complete this course at the graduate level as a part of the master’s in athletic training program.
  • Students must complete HP 200, but are not required to complete the additional three HP credits.
  • Students do not need to complete the SS cluster minor.
  • Students must complete a course in General Biology (although not required as a part of the SS undergraduate program) per 2020 CAATE Accreditation Standards. At NMU, students can choose to take either BI 100 or BI 111.

All Applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and fee.  
  2. Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.

Also the following must be submitted directly to the Athletic Training program director, Dr. Julie Rochester (jrochest@nmu.edu):

  1. Completion of the master’s in athletic training application.
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. Proof of a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA upon submission of application evidenced through official transcripts or, for 3+2 applicants, an NMU online degree evaluation.
  4. Proof of a minimum of 50 athletic training clinical observation hours under the direct supervision of a certified, licensed athletic trainer, or, for 3+2 applicants, completed in conjunction with ATR 310 and ATR 311.
  5. Completion of a formal interview with members of the athletic training faculty and selected staff.
  6. Proof of current immunization records, which MUST include (may be submitted after program admission):
    • MMR – Measles/Mumps/Rubella
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – immunized or medically documented case or a positive titer
    • Hepatitis B
    • TDaP (Tentanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis)

Application Due Dates & Selection Process

There are two applications required with separate deadlines:

  1. NMU Graduate School Application – Complete applications are due on or before February 15
  2. Master’s of Athletic Training Application – Athletic Training program applications are due March 1st
  • Review of Applications – Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1. Initially, applications will be evaluated for minimum requirements. Applications that meet the minimum requirements will be evaluated completely by the NMU athletic training faculty.
    • Applicants that DO NOT have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not be considered for admission.
  • Program Interviews – Applicants will be notified in March if they have been granted an interview. Applicants that do not meet the minimum requirements for admission will not be granted an interview. Interviews may be conducted in-person or electronically. Interviews will be conducted in March.
  • Program Selection – Applicants will be notified of admission or non-admission late March/early April.
    • Admission into the master’s in athletic training program is COMPETITIVE; therefore, admission is not guaranteed. Selections for admission will be the collective decision of the full-time athletic training faculty, with the approval of the dean of the graduate school.
    • 3+2 applicants - Students not selected for admission into the master’s in athletic training program will be on track to
      complete the NMU undergraduate program in sports science.
  • Program Commitment by Student – Students will be required to accept their admission decision in early April in order to secure their spot in the program.
  • Starting the Program - Students admitted to the Athletic Training master’s program will begin coursework the summer following their admission and will enter into a student cohort.

Once you have been admitted - Additional requirements


MS in Athletic Training Curriculum

 

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Health and Human Performance department page.

Total Credits Required 63

Graduation Requirements

In order to be retained in the MSW program, students must act within the professional standards outlined in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.

Graduates must meet the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies as outlined in the Graduate Bulletin in addition to the following:

  • Complete the minimum number of credits for the degree 
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Successfully complete capstone course ATR 572