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Athletic Training, M.S. Details

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Students must meet University admission requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the degree, listed below.

  • Meet the technical standards for admission or show potential for accomplished tasks
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA from undergraduate coursework
  • Personal statement in 1000 words or less describing primary career goals, most direct influence on choice to become an Athletic Trainer, your attributes related to the field of Athletic Training, and why you should be selected to the Athletic Training major
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview with the UNCW Athletic Training faculty and staff (via Zoom or in person)
  • Must complete a secondary application with ATCAS


Pre-Health Programs

Pre-Health Programs offer programming and individualized support to UNCW students and alumni pursuing medical and allied health graduate programs.


Student Organizations

A big part of an well-rounded, successful and fun college experience happens outside the classroom. Participating in student organizations gives you the chance to get to know your classmates, explore new interests and discover who you are.


Professional Organizations

UNCW degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for applicable exams. However, requirements in other states may be different.

If you are considering a degree program that in order to qualify for a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time UNCW may or may not be able to advise whether the program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.


Contact THE GRADUATE Athletic Training PROGRAM

Steven Zinder, Ph.D., ATC | Program Coordinator & Associate Professor

  • For questions regarding the actual Graduate School application, please contact