Accelerated Program Information:
The AT Program has been approved to offer an accelerated program option (graduate in 5 years after starting your undergraduate experience), in addition to our regular 2-year MSAT program, for select students interested in applying to and beginning our MSAT Program early. Students will complete the requirements of either Exercise Science or Fitness/Wellness (accelerated programs) during their undergraduate program. After the completion of the student’s 2nd year, pending the student has completed at least 77 credits (EXS) or 81 credits (FW), they will apply to the NAU MSAT accelerated program via the NAU Graduate College, no later than January 5 of their 3rd year. If accepted, they will be begin the MSAT Program at the beginning of their 4th year while finishing the last 6-9 credits (upper division courses) of their bachelors program in EXS or FW by completing the first semester graduate courses in athletic training. See links below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the MSAT Program Director –Dr. Glenn Edgerton.
Accelerated Program Application Requirements
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We are excited to offer two Accelerated Programs with:
- Bachelor’s in Fitness/Wellness within Health Sciences to the Master’s in Athletic Training
- Bachelor’s in Exercise Science within Biology to the Master’s in Athletic Training
- Prospective students must have completed at least 77 credits (EXS) or 81 credits (FW) within their program of study in order to apply for admission to the accelerated program. Once the student has compiled at least the required number of credits hours (see previous sentence), the prospective student must apply for admission through the NAU Graduate College prior to or on January 5. Please contact Glenn Edgerton, MSAT Program Director once the application has been submitted to the Graduate College.
We base admission decisions on:
- The coursework you’ve completed and have in progress (see pre-requisite courses below)
- Your cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above
- 2 letters of recommendation (one from a certified athletic trainer);
- An interview
- If accepted into the program, you must be CPR certified prior to beginning the program
Pre-requisite courses or their equivalents that must be completed prior to the beginning of your 4th year:
- Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Biology (basic biology content), Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Human Nutrition
Upon admission, we require that you have a physical exam by a physician of your choice; show proof of immunization for hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria; and attest that you meet the technical standards established by our program and by Northern Arizona University’s Disability Support Services. For more information, please visit the athletic training education offices in Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, or visit our website at www.nau.edu/athletictraining/ .
Please refer to the Professional Licensure by State table for information on NAU’s Athletic Training Graduate Program that is offered for all 50 states, DC, and the five U.S. territories.