Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for M.S. in Athletic Training (Professional Practice Program) candidates are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA 2.750 (4.00 scale)
  • Admission to the ESU Graduate College
  • Submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Letter of intent and statement of professional goals with resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Minimum of 50 hours of direct observation of Certified Athletic Trainers in at least two different settings
  • Reliable transportation

Successfully complete the following pre-requisite coursework:

  • Anatomy with laboratory (4 credits)
  • Physiology with laboratory (4 credits)
  • Physics (3 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Sports Psychology or similar course (3 credits)
  • Prevention & Mgt of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
  • Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy (3 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
  • Current Advanced First Aid and CPR cert. (3 credits)

Associated ATP Fees

Additional costs for clinical experience travel, uniforms, and athletic training equipment, as well as other related costs within academic plan.

Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact our office at (570) 422-3231 or email department secretary at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Koehler Fieldhouse 1st Floor
(570) 422-3231
(570) 422-3616 (Fax) (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Program Director Professional Practice
Dr. Keith A. Vanic