How to Apply for the Athletic Training (MS) Program

2020-2021 Admissions Information

Application Cycle

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from July 1, 2020 through June 1, 2021. It is recommended that applicants submit their application on or before May 1, 2021. Competitive candidates will be invited to interview with one or more members of the Athletic Training faculty.  All admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Please contact Andrea Lybarger at with any questions regarding the application process.

How to Apply

Apply through ATCAS -

Official College and University Transcripts

Official transcripts from every institution you have attended should be submitted directly to ATCAS

Clinical Experience

It is recommended that you have 50 hours of work, volunteer or observation experience completed at the time you submit your application. These hours must be completed under the supervision of a current practicing certified athletic trainer (registered or licensed, depending on individual state requirements). The Admissions Committee encourages seeking volunteer or observation experience in a variety of settings. For example, certified athletic trainers may be employed in high schools, in colleges or universities, by professional teams, in hospitals or clinics, by performing arts groups, by the military, or in occupational/industrial settings.



Two letters of reference must be submitted directly to ATCAS. One reference must be from a certified athletic trainer with whom you have worked, volunteered or observed. If possible, the other evaluation should be from a college faculty member or supervisor/employer (healthcare setting).

GRE Scores

GRE scores are not required for the Pacific University Master of Science in Athletic Training program.

The TOEFL Exam

The athletic training program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based, with minimum subsection scores. More information about the English Proficiency Policy can be found within Pacific University’s supplemental application. Please note that this requirement applies to all applicants if English is not their native language, including permanent residents and citizens.

Virtual Interview

After an initial application review by the Admissions Committee, the most competitive applicants are invited for a virtual interview on a rolling basis. The interview is required and is a contributing factor in the admission decision. Consideration is given to candidates’ knowledge of the profession, motivation toward a career as an athletic trainer, ability to think clearly and logically, self-confidence, and verbal expression of ideas.

AT Applicant Scholarship

Located on the NCAA website is a scholarship for students that intend on applying to an athletic training program.

Contact Us

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