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: All applicants must submit GRE test scores earned within five (5) years of the desired term of entry. Official scores must be submitted to USF directly from the Educational Testing Service; however, applicants are encouraged to send unofficial copies of their test scores to expedite the processing of their applications. Any admission granted using unofficial scores will not be finalized until official scores from ETS are received.
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 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.
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