Training That Will Enhance Your Career

The mission of the Post-Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training is to provide high-quality,evidence-based educational opportunities for students to achieve intellectual, professional and personal growth in the field of athletic training to service the health care needs.

This program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards.

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Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30 pm EST - Register Today
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:30 pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 6:30 pm pm EST
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 6:30 pm pm EST


  • Academic High Achiever Scholarship | $2,500 | Must have earned a GPA above 3.5 and a GRE score above 146
  • CCCU Alumni Scholarship | $1,000 | Must be a graduate from a CCCU school as reflected on your official transcript
  • Alumni Referral Scholarship | $1,000 | Requires letter of recommendation from IWU Post-Professional MSAT graduate

Upon Degree Completion, Our Mission Is To Provide

  • An environment that helps you incorporate the values and attitudes of excellence, care, honesty, and respect into your career that are consistent with the Code of Ethics by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Standards of Professional Practice from the Board of Certification Inc.
  • A student-centered curriculum that critically studies the scope and practice of athletic training and builds upon the students' post-professional athletic training foundational knowledge, increases their understanding of issues related to athletic health care through an evidence-based curriculum, and prepares them to better engage and serve a diverse patient population.
  • Didactic, laboratory and online experiences that provide exposure to a broad range of traditional and emerging health care and human service delivery models.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Credit Hours Tuition
MS Athletic Training 33 Total $520 / credit hour

The total cost of the program, including tuition and any fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. Payment for each term is due by August 15th for Fall and by December 15th for Spring. Course textbooks are not included in the costs listed above.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the required core program. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 866-498-4968, visit our financial aid website, or email


Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. For further information, feel free to contact us.


SUMMER II (July Term - two weeks onsite)
ATR-560, ATR-575


FALL (First 8 weeks online)
ATR-588, ATR-585


FALL (Second 8 weeks online)
ATR-595, ATR-565


SPRING (First 8 weeks online)
ATR-580, ATR-570


SPRING (Second 8 weeks online)
ATR-590, ATR-555


MAY TERM (online)


Total 33 credit hours


  • ATR 575 – Athletic Training Clinical Anatomy is a 2 week intensive.
  • ATR 560 – Advanced Prevention and Emergency Management Techniques is a 2 week intensive followed by 6 weeks online.


Below are the lists of requirements for the MS in Athletic Training program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

A carefully completed application for admission should be submitted to the Indiana Wesleyan University School of Health Sciences Masters of Science in Athletic Training (MS AT) program. Admission to the MS AT - Post Professional degree program is based on qualifications and space availability. This is a competitive program and application alone does not guarantee admittance. Admission is awarded without regard to gender, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or handicap.

  • Applicants to the Post Professional Masters of Science Degree in Athletic Training (MS AT) program must have a baccalaureate degree in Athletic Training from a CAATE regionally accredited college or university. The minimum overall grade point average (GPA) is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A GRE Examination will be required of all students that have a grade point average (GPA) below 3.0.
  • Application Form: Submit a completed School of Health Sciences graduate application form.
  • Official Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended. Official transcripts from all post-high school educational experiences are to be included.
  • Criminal History: A company certified criminal history background check will be conducted at the applicant’s expense. Admission to and/or progression in the program may depend on your compliance and/or the results of these checks.
  • References: Using this recommendation form, have three references submitted. At least one of the references must be from an athletic training practitioner and another from a previous faculty member who can speak to your capacity to do graduate level work.
  • Writing Sample: In a double-spaced typed essay of 500 to 750 words, explain your interest in the program, what you hope to achieve by completing the program, and how your personal or professional background relates to your interests or goals. The essay's content and the clarity of writing will be assessed as part of the admissions process.
  • BOC: Individuals who have completed the NATA BOC exam must provide proof of completion. Individuals will be permitted to begin the program in July but must have successfully completed the NATA BOC Exam by September 1st.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Other aspects of an applicant's record, such as educational achievement, professional experience and clarity of career goals should be reflected in a curriculum vitae in determining admissibility. Generally admissions decisions are based on an overall assessment of the adequacy of an applicant's preparation and desire for the successful completion of a graduate course of study in Athletic Training.
  • Deadline for Application: We have an early decision deadline of November 1st for all application materials, as well as a final deadline of June 1st. Eligible candidates will be required to participate in an interview with the faculty, which can be accomplished in person, by Skype/Facetime, or by telephone. Decisions regarding the acceptability of applicants for the Post Professional Masters of Science Degree in Athletic Training program will be made by the admissions committee after evaluation of all pertinent application materials. Applications cannot be accurately reviewed until all application materials are received and requirements have been met. New applications are required for those who defer a year or miss the cutoff date for admissions.

Graduation Requirements

  • All credits required in the course of studies with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Payment of tuition and fees to receive a diploma.

Transfer Credits

Students may have graduate courses from a regionally accredited college or university considered for transfer into the MS AT provided. No more than 6 credits may be accepted as transfer credit. The MS AT Program Director will make the final decision as to the compatibility of the course to meet curricular standards. The following are minimal standards for review:

  • The course is clearly comparable to one of the MSAT course offerings based on course description and learning outcomes.
  • The course is at the 500 or higher numbering system.
  • A grade of "B" or higher was earned in the course.
  • The course has been completed within the past five years.
  • The course reflects current knowledge-base and best practice.
  • The course reflects higher order thinking, study, assessment requirements of the scholarship of discovery.

General Information Regarding Admission

  • An interview will be requested of the applicant to the program.
  • The number of applicants admitted to the MS in AT program will be limited. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not ensure that an applicant will be admitted to the program.
  • Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser for the current learning management system (LMS).
  • In order to complete assignments, students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent versions of Microsoft Office, as only the two most recent versions are supported by IWU technology. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures.


nathaniel foster - LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor, MSAT Program Director

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pil-woo kim - M.S., DC

Assistant Professor

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Why Indiana Wesleyan University?

  • Christ-Centered Education
  • State of the art School of Health Sciences facility
  • Emphasis in Inter-professional EducationWide variety of clinical placements
  • On-line learning flexibility
  • Two week on-site Clinical (cadaver) anatomy and Emergency Medicine courses

Definition of Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and other health care providers to optimize the activity and participation of patients across age and care continuum. The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes athletic training as a health care profession. Athletic Trainers work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes.

The Athletic Trainer's professional preparation is based on the development of current knowledge and skills in the following content areas:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
  • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Professional Development and Responsibility