Athletic Training Program Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • Verified ATCAS application
    • Official transcripts from every institution attended must be sent directly to ATCAS to verify the application.
    • Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter of recommendation from an athletic trainer is preferred. It is recommended that the second letter of recommendation is from another athletic trainer, college faculty member, or employer. 
  • Demonstrated plan to complete all prerequisite requirements
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree or demonstrated plan to complete a bachelor's degree
  • Recommended that the last 45 credits GPA is 2.75 or higher
  • A minimum of 50 hours of volunteering or observation under the supervision of an athletic trainer or related health care professional is recommended.
  • Fulfillment of the Technical Standards
  • Participation in an online interview with Athletic Training Admission Committee
  • Currently, the Athletic Training Program is unable to support F-1 sponsorship, thus international students are not being accepted by MSAT program.

The applications to the program are managed by ATCAS. The fee is determined by ATCAS and changes on an annual basis.

The Admissions Committee considers many factors, including:

  • Strength and breadth of academic record
  • Evidence of volunteering or observation under the supervision of an athletic trainer or related health care professional
  • Strength of letters of evaluation
  • Essay responses

More Information

The GRE is not required. 

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.

Guaranteed Grad School Admission

Guaranteed Grad School Admission

Pacific University undergraduate students can save a seat in the athletic training program through the Pacific Priority guaranteed grad school admission program. Apply as soon as you deposit to become a Pacific undergraduate student or during your undergraduate years. Learn how.


Contact Us

Andrea Lybarger | Senior Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7217 |