Athletic Training Program Prerequisites

Biological Science

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


  • General or Introductory Physics (one course)


  • General or Introductory Chemistry (one course)

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.

  • Recommended content topics within Physics and Chemistry that will help establish a strong foundation for the material taught in the athletic training program. Course syllabi can be submitted to for consideration if you have taken another course that covers the content topics.
  • All prerequisites must be completed by the start of the program through a regionally accredited college or university.
  • All prerequisite work must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher and taken on a graded basis; pass-fail courses are not acceptable.
  • If science courses were taken more than seven years before application, applicants must demonstrate competency in more recent coursework. Relevant work experience will be considered for expired prerequisite coursework on a case-by-case basis.

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