Apply for the combined Exercise Science BS/Athletic Training MS program.

Application is open with a deadline of March 8, 2019. All required documentation must be submitted by the deadline. Summer classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A $50 non-refundable fee is required to apply.

Criteria to Apply to Master of Science in Athletic Training

  • GPA: 3.0 overall. Emphasis is placed on pre-requisite and general science courses
  • Observation hours: 10 hours minimum of observation with an athletic trainer within one year of application date
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters, prefer 1 from the athletic trainer you did observation experiences with (this will come directly from GradMit)
  • Personal Statement: a written statement (~800 words) describing professional goals and interests
  • GRE Scores: Submit GRE scores to the graduate school

Prerequisite Coursework

  • Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology with lab (ES 207 at UB)
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics or Kinesiology
  • Statistics
  • Biology with lab


  • After preliminary review of applications, the selection committee will extend an invitation to students who met the requirements and demonstrate potential for success as a graduate student in a professional program at the University at Buffalo. Interviews will be conducted face to face and/or via video conferencing
  • Enrollment is limited and students are selected upon evaluation of the following factors: completion of admissions requirements, including pre-requisite coursework; academic ability; evidence of potential for future practice as an athletic trainer; interview performance and evidence of personality traits indicating an ability to work effectively with people.


  • After the formal interview, students deemed appropriate for admissions will receive a letter of acceptance from the Athletic Training Program Director. This letter will contain more information about next steps.