Athletic Training Program Prerequisites

Prior to enrollment in the professional program, students must earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and have completed the prerequisites courses. All prerequisite work must be completed by the start of the program with a grade of "C" or higher and taken on a graded basis; pass-fail courses are not acceptable. If a student is given the opportunity to select between a graded option and pass-fail, we encourage all students to select a graded option. However, if a student's institution elects to convert all grades to a pass fall, passing grades will be accepted as having met the prerequisite for course(s) taken during the spring 2020 or summer 2020 semesters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Science prerequisite courses must be for science majors and pre-professional students (e.g. pre-physical therapy, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-athletic training), and must include a laboratory. If science courses were taken more than seven years prior to application, applicants must demonstrate competency in more recent coursework. Relevant current work experience will be considered for prerequisite coursework on a case by case basis.

Prerequisite Coursework 

All prerequisites must be completed through a regionally accredited college or university.

Biological Science

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (complete series; combined courses or as separate courses)
  • Biology (one course)


  • General Physics (one course)


  • General Chemistry (one course)

Recommended content topics within Physics and Chemistry that will help establish a strong foundation for the material taught in the athletic training program.

Exercise Science

  • Exercise Physiology (one course)
  • Anatomical Kinesiology or Biomechanics (one course)
  • Nutrition (one course)


  • General Psychology or Sports Psychology (one course)


  • General Statistics or Behavioral Statistics or Social Statistics (one course)

Other preferred courses include

  • Motor Control
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Health and Wellness 

Unofficial Prerequisite Worksheet

Pacific University offers an optional service for candidates who would like their academic history reviewed. Use the MSAT Unofficial Prerequisite Worksheet to help determine which prerequisites are fulfilled and which courses you may still need to complete for the Athletic Training program.

Completed worksheets can be submitted via email, fax, or postal mail.

Option 1: Email (preferred)

To email your completed worksheet, please save a copy of the worksheet to your computer. Email it as an attachment to You will also need to attach any corresponding unofficial transcripts.

Option 2: Fax

To fax your completed worksheet, click the Print Form button at the top of the pdf file. Include a copy of your unofficial transcripts with the completed worksheet. Fax to (503) 352-7290.

Option 3: Mail

To mail your completed worksheet, click the Print Form button at the top of the pdf file. Include a copy of your unofficial transcripts with the completed worksheet. Mail to:

Pacific University
Office of Admissions
190 SE 8th Ave., Suite 181
Hillsboro, OR 97123