Students complete this program over a two-year period, with a one-year option available as well. Those in the two-year program complete 38 hours of graduate coursework with a project or thesis. The one-year program requires completion of 35 graduate credit hours. Many students complete a 12-month or 10-month graduate assistantship in the clinical setting as well. Sample assistantships include WVU Athletics (Football, Swimming and Diving/Rowing, Tennis, Volleyball, and Cheerleading), Fairmont State Athletics, and Waynesburg University Athletics, WVU club sports and intramurals, and local high schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In return for this service, graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and stipend.
Students who earn the M.S. with a major in Athletic Training can expect to be competitive for jobs in interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sport settings. Program graduates have also been successful finding employment in medicine, research, and business.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Supplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Video recording of teaching (contact program for specifics)
Graduate Program Application Requirements
In addition to the WVU graduate admission criteria, the program specific materials and supplemental requirements are as follows:
1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 at a CAATE accredited athletic training program (4-point scale)
2. Graduate Athletic Training Program Application
3. Personal Statement Specific to Athletic Training
4. NATA-BOC certified or eligible
5. Current resume
6.Three letters of recommendation
7. On-campus interview for those invited
8. Graduate Record Examination recommended (300 minimum, qualitative and verbal together)
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
The previously listed materials are submitted online as part of the WVU Graduate Admission Application. Applicants must submit their official copies of transcripts and test scores directly to the WVU Office of Admissions, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506.
All graduate students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better (4-point scale) prior to graduation.
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineDecember 15
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.