24 months
19104 USD/year
19104 USD/year
4720 USD/year
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletic Training Program is a limited access program designed to prepare students for a successful career as a qualified health care professional, educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with the physically active.


The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) from University of North Carolina Wilmington will prepare entry level professionals to enter the field of Athletic Training. 

The degree is built around 60 credit hours of required coursework to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the students to sit for the national Board of Certification examination.  Graduates from the program establish successful careers as Athletic Trainers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other athletic health care settings. 

Technical Standards for Admission, Academic Progression and Graduation

Athletic Training education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of skills, professional attitudes, and behaviors. Standards presented here are prerequisite for admission and graduation from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletic Training Program (the “Program”). All courses in the Program curriculum are required in order to develop the essential skills necessary to become a competent practitioner.

All candidates must have aptitude, abilities, and skills in each of the five skill areas specified below. Technological compensation can be made for some handicaps in these skill areas, but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. The use of a trained intermediary would mean that a candidate's judgment must be mediated by someone else's power of selection and observation. 

Therefore, third parties cannot be used to assist students in accomplishing curricular requirements in the five skill areas specified below. Reasonable accommodation can be made, as appropriate, as long as the integrity of the Program is upheld.


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundational Skills in Athletic Training
  • Documentation in Athletic Training
  • Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice in Athletic Training
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Spine, Posture, and Movement Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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60 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Meet the technical standards for admission or show potential for accomplished tasks
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA from undergraduate coursework
  • Personal statement in 1000 words or less describing primary career goals, most direct influence on choice to become an Athletic Trainer, your attributes related to the field of Athletic Training, and why you should be selected to the Athletic Training major
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview with the UNCW Athletic Training faculty and staff (via Zoom or in person)
  • Must complete a secondary application with ATCAS

Tuition Fee

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    19104 USD/year
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  • National

    19104 USD/year
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  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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