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Athletic Training, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , KY,
The master’s degree program in Athletic Training (AT) from University of Kentucky is designed to accommodate both NATA certified athletic trainers and NATA “certification eligible” athletic trainers.  


Course work and clinical experiences are designed to develop skills necessary to conduct research and increase proficiency in sports injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. It is a goal that graduates become: critical consumers of research and accepted clinical practices, advanced health care providers, and leaders in the clinical, educational, and research endeavors of the profession.

The Division of Athletic Training is housed in the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Rehabilitation Science within the UK Chandler Medical Center. Course work is provided through the Colleges of Health Sciences and Education. Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Funding for the assistantships is provided through the UK Department of Athletics, local sports medicine clinics, and high schools.

The Master’s of Science (MS) degree will be awarded through the College of Health Sciences from University of Kentuclky. The UK Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences, effective in the spring 2007 semester in December of 2006. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education approved the MS in Athletic Training May 21, 2007.

Programme Structure

Course work and clinical experiences are designed to develop skills necessary to conduct research and increase proficiency in injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

• Completed on-line Graduate School application

• GRE scores

• Transcripts from every university attended

• TOEFL score (international applicants)

• Applicant resume

• Statement of research interests

• Three letters of recommendation

• The application fee (paid on-line by credit card)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Fellowship Opportunities
    Fellowships are available in all areas of graduate work and the majority carry a 100% tuition scholarship as well as health insurance and a stipend for living expenses.Duration may be from one to three years, depending on fellowship type.
Assistantship Opportunities
    An assistantship is an appointment to specified teaching or research duties. Over 1,500 teaching or research assistantships are available from departments and other units of the university. In addition to an assistantship stipend, full or partial tuition scholarships are available for most assistantship holders.
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