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Additional Program Requirements

  • A minimum of 100 observation experience hours (volunteer hours or work hours) with an Athletic Trainer is required;
    Please email documentation of your 100 hours to Graduate Admissions Office at soegradadmissions@miami.edu
  • At least one of the recommendation letters above must be written by an Athletic Trainer;
  • An interview may be required. Applicants will be notified as appropriate; and
  • Applicants must complete or be enrolled in the prerequisite coursework listed below prior to acceptance and/or enrollment (Please contact the Program Director for course equivalency information)

Required prerequisite coursework for admissions

At the undergraduate or graduate level

  • Anatomy & Physiology (Separate or combined a minimum of 6 credits)
  • Biology: Introduction with Lab
  • Chemistry: Introduction with Lab
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Psychology: Intro to Psychology or Sports Psychology (preferred)

In addition to the above courses, CPR Certification is required (AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers or equivalent as indicated by Board of Certification’s ECC list). Students must have proof of current certification before the start of classes and maintain certification throughout the program.

Recommended foundational coursework for admissions

The following courses are suggested foundational areas of knowledge that are included in the curriculum of the MSAT program. However, introductory courses in the areas below may provide the student with extra preparation for the rigorous graduate coursework of the MSAT program. Therefore, these courses are suggested but not required for admissions or for completion of the degree program:

  • Nutrition: Introduction to Nutrition or Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology and/or Biomechanics
  • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Intro to Athletic Training, or Equivalent

Transfer of courses

Transfer of graduate credits previously earned from other accredited healthcare degree-granting programs is determined on a case-by-case basis. The Program Director and the appropriate course instructor(s) will review the transfer course syllabus to ensure the content match those of the program’s course and that all competencies can be identified. Credits can be transferred ONLY if they are less than six years old, were taken from a graduate degree program, and taken in an accredited institution. In addition, students must have earned a grade of B or better in the course.