Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Athletic Training Program at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The Athletic Training Master of Science degree is designed for those who are BOC certified athletic trainers who wish further training in treatment and rehabilitation of the physically active. This degree is offered on a thesis/non-thesis option and requires a minimum of twenty-one (21) credit hours at the 200 level for both the thesis and non-thesis options. The curriculum is based upon cognitive and pscyhomotor learning experiences. The graduate athletic training education program will be seeking accreditation by the National Athletic Training Association.
Admission into the graduate athletic training program is competitive and is based upon cumulative grade point average, application materials, recommendations, and athletic training experiences. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in order to apply to the program and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to qualify for a graduate assistantship. Please note that students do not have to take the GRE to be accepted into our program or the University of Northern Iowa Graduate School. Students should apply for admission at their earliest convenience as we will consider applications until all positions have been filled. Notification of admittance will be made on a first come first serve basis. Once notified of admittance into the program, students must provide physician certification that they are physically capable of handling the duties required of an athletic training student.