Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States (must be conferred prior to matriculation into the program)
  • Recommended cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.0
  • Recommended GRE score of > 300, taken within the past 5 years
  • A minimum of 50 hours of work/volunteer/observation in varied athletic training settings
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses listed below (all grades must be “C” or higher)


  • All prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation
  • All pre-professional academic work must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States
  • All science prerequisite coursework must have been completed within the last 10 years
  • All prerequisite courses must have earned college credit hours

Prerequisite Courses

  • Two semesters of human anatomy and physiology with labs (may be taken as a two semester A&P sequence with lab or as one anatomy course with lab and one physiology course with lab) – 8 credit hours
  • One semester of general chemistry with lab – 4 credit hours
  • Two semesters of general physics (algebra/trigonometry) with lab – 8 credit hours
  • One semester of statistics – 3 credit hours
  • Two semesters of social sciences (psychology or sociology) – 6 credit hours
  • One semester of basic nutrition or sports nutrition – 3 credit hours
  • One semester of exercise physiology – 3 credits
  • One semester of biomechanics – 3 credits

Advance Standing and Transfer of Credits

The Athletic Training program does not offer advanced standing or accept transfer of credit for the Master of Athletic Training degree. All relevant coursework required for graduation must be completed in the Campbell University Athletic Training program.

Work/Volunteer/Observation Experience

The Athletic Training program requires that students demonstrate knowledge of the athletic training profession. In order to demonstrate this, students must document a minimum of 50 hours in a variety of clinical settings. A diversity of experience and quantity of hours will be weighted during the application process. Examples of appropriate experience can include:

  • College/University
  • Professional Sports
  • Secondary School
  • Health Care Admin/Rehab
  • Military
  • Occupational Health
  • Performing Arts
  • Physician Practice
  • Public Safety

The applicant is responsible for ensuring the timely receipt and updating of all required application documentation. A file will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until all application materials have been received by the CPHS Admissions Office.

International Applicants

International applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and all prerequisite courses in a regionally accredited institution in the United States are eligible to apply to the program. International degrees that have been evaluated as United States equivalent will not fulfill this requirement. International applicants may be asked to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score if English is a second language.

Transfer Students

  • The Athletic Training program does not accept transfer students directly into the program.
  • Students currently enrolled in another program in the United States seeking admission into the Campbell University Athletic Training program will be asked to apply.
  • Interested individuals must follow the procedures for admission. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a formal letter from the Dean of their institution supporting the request. These admissions decisions will be handled in the same manner as all other applicants by the actions of the CPHS Admissions Committee.
  • All prerequisites must be met prior to matriculation to the Athletic Training program.
  • CPHS reserves the right to make changes in requirements for admission, curriculum, standards for progression, advancement and graduation, fees and rules and regulations.
  • To apply to the Athletic Training program, please follow the policies and procedures in the admissions portion of the CPHS Academic Bulletin.

Equal Access & Employment During Program

Equal Access

In accordance with Campbell University’s nondiscrimination policy, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences does not discriminate against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities who apply for admission to the Athletic Training program. It is recognized that the on-site interview may not adequately evaluate a student’s ability to meet the technical standards. Students who are unsure that they meet the technical standards because of a disability are responsible for disclosing that to the Campbell University Office of Student Success. The Director of Access and Outreach in that office will consult with the student regarding possible accommodations. At the time an applicant accepts an offer to the Athletic Training program, students must attest in writing that they are able to meet the Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation with or without accommodations. Students will continue to attest in writing during orientation through the second year that they are still able to meet the standard. The Campbell University Athletic Training program is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to ensure that equal access is provided to all otherwise qualified students in the course of study leading to the Master of Athletic Training degree.

Employment while in the Program

  1. Outside employment during the didactic or clinical education phases of the MAT program is strongly discouraged.
  2. Required program activities cannot be altered by outside activities. Outside obligations cannot interfere or impede class attendance or completion of assignments or program requirements.
  3. Students are not permitted to perform any clerical, administrative, or physical work for the MAT program or be employed as a graduate assistant.
  4. Students must not substitute for faculty or staff by performing any administrative, clerical, or clinical duties while on supervised clinical educational rotations.