Application Deadline

The JMU MSAT program application process opens on June 30. Our rolling admissions process is ongoing until May 2.

Program Begins



Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program

A completed AT Admission Application will include:

• A completed Graduate School Application:
• A completed ATCAS Application, which includes:
   o Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities where you have earned or will be earning a degree or completed pre-requisite requirements
   o Cover letter and resume
   o Three letters of recommendation from professional references. (At least one recommendation must be from a certified/licensed athletic trainer with whom the student was supervised by during their observation hours.)
   o Writing sample
   o JMU technical standards verification
   o All non-native English speakers are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (internet-based).
   o GREs are NOT required for application to the MSAT degree program.

 Pre-requisite Course Information:

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree by the start of the graduate program. Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred, minimum 2.7 required. Applicants must successfully complete the following prerequisite course work with a grade of “C-”, 1.7/4.0 level or better. Due to COVID-19 the program is accepting Pass/Credit options for prerequisite coursework.

Applicants may meet the anatomy and physiology prerequisites by taking a semester course in each topic or by taking the entire sequence of combined anatomy and physiology courses at a single college. The combined courses must cover all of the body systems and regions and must ideally include a laboratory component in anatomy.

Completed high school AP courses do not count toward prerequisites. The required courses listed below must be completed before the program start date at a regionally accredited college/university level. Prerequisite courses must be completed within 7 years of the program start date. Applicants working in a related field that have maintained current knowledge, should apply and explain how they have maintained current information in these fields. The admissions committee will decide if the justification is sufficient to meet the prerequisites

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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