Admissions Requirements

Admission for Fall 2014 is now closed.

We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2015 admisssions on

October 1, 2014. 

The deadline for graduate applications is July 24, 2015, or until all spots are filled.

Students applying for residency positions in addition to the academic program will need
to apply to the position separately. Please visit the "Residency Opportunities" tab for more information. 
USF Health Athletic Training students in classroom

Applicants to the M.S. in Medical Sciences, Concentration in Athletic Training Post-Professional Program must meet the following criteria:

    Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    GRE score: Applicants are required to submit GRE scores. A revised version of the GRE which includes a new scoring scale was recently released. Minimum score equivalencies between the old scoring scale and the revised scale can be found online at http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf. Scores from both the old and new versions of the GRE will be accepted provided that the scores are less than 5 years old and can be reported by ETS.

    Minimum score requirements for the old GRE are as follows:
    Minimum combined score (verbal + quantitative) = 1000

    Minimum score requirements for the revised GRE are as follows:
    Minimum combined score (verbal + quantitative) =297

     

    Pre-requisite Education: Applicants must have completed (or be currently enrolled in) a CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Education Program
    Professional Certification: BOC certified/eligible or equivalent (such as Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer, LAT)
      To request official BOC Certification Verification, please use the form found on the BOC website here.

      International students will need to provide degree program details and course descriptions with application. Course descriptions and programs will not be reviewed on an individual basis without a completed application.
          Recommendations/evaluations: Two letters are required. Both letters should address the applicant’s academic ability and readiness to pursue graduate-level studies in an online format (self-motivated learners, dedication to the profession and a desire for advancement in the field)

          Two (2) recommendations/evaluations are required:
            • One from an ATC
            • One from a/an faculty member, advisor, or work supervisor (This person may also be an ATC)

          Please note that letters from friends, family, etc… are not considered professional letters of recommendation to assist us in judging your academic and professional potential to succeed in our program.

        Application Information

         

        USF Health Athletic Training students out in the field

        How to Apply for the Athletic Training M.S. Degree

        • Step 1
          - Complete the USF Graduate School application
          - $30 application fee for submission
          - Submit GRE scores electronically to the USF Graduate School

        • Step 2
          - Complete the Athletic Training M.S. Program Application
          - $45 non-refundable application fee for submission
          - Submit official transcripts and unofficial copies of GRE scores directly to the program at mailing address below

        • Step 3
          Two (2) recommendations/evaluations are required:
          • One from an ATC
          • One from a/an faculty member, advisor, or work supervisor

          Both letters should address your academic ability and readiness to pursue a post-professional online Master’s program in Athletic Training. These letters should be sent via mail or emailed from the recommender directly to Dr. Rebecca Lopez, Graduate Program Director: rlopez@health.usf.edu.

        • Step 4
          - Submit official BOC Certification Verification from the BOC site, which can be sent electronically to rlopez@health.usf.edu or in hard copy
          - If you are not BOC Certified, please provide evidence of BOC eligibility and/or documentation to demonstrate the equivalency and currency of your professional knowledge in relation to the field of athletic training.

         

        • Step 5 
          • Submit a cover letter and your resume via mail to the address below or via email to Ms. Angela Moore, amoore2@health.usf.edu.



        Mailing Address for official transcripts, cover letter, resume, GRE Scores, and BOC Certification Verification:
        Dr. Rebecca Lopez
        Director, Graduate Post-Professional Athletic Training Program
        Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
        University of South Florida
        13220 USF Laurel Drive, MDF 5th Floor 
        Mail Code MDC106
        Tampa, FL 33612