FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Master of Science in Athletic Training
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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS QUESTIONS
Below are commonly asked program questions from prospective students, but don't hesitate to ask us a few more
Where are the program's graduates working and what is the job placement rate?
Most of our graduates work in high schools and/or outpatient rehabilitation clinics.
Others have worked in professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLS, professional baseball, professional hockey), Division I universities (University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Syracuse University, Duquesne University, Utah Valley University, Grand Canyon University, Weber State University, Utah State University, Southern Utah University, Utah Tech University), smaller universities (Fort Lewis College, University of Western States, Southern Utah University), and others have pursued additional graduate education (PA, PT, RD). See our BOC Exam Pass Rates for data and more details.
What types of clinical rotations are available in the MSAT program?
The Weber State University MSAT program has a large variety of clinical rotations including NCAA Division I and Division II sports programs, high school sports programs, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, general medical clinics, and professional sports teams. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain experience with special events, including extreme sports competitions (Dew Tour and Nitro World Games), marathons, bike races, X-Terra races, rodeos, the Special Olympics, and other sports events.
When does the program begin?
Fall semester. Students complete a required two-day orientation prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Do you accept part-time graduate students?
If the program does not fill, part-time students will be accepted. However, full-time students will be given preference in the admissions process.
Can I visit for a tour?
Absolutely! Contact graduate program director Conrad Gabler at ConradGabler@weber.edu to schedule a meeting and tour of our facilities.
Is there an office on campus to assist international students?
Yes. The International Student and Scholar Center assists international students. Other information for international applicants to the MSAT program can be found on our international applicants page.
What will my schedule look like once I am in the MSAT program?
Classes are typically in the mornings to allow you to attend your clinical rotation in the afternoon. Students have enough free time for a part-time job, but we do not recommend full-time employment while enrolled in the MSAT Program.
Does the program offer graduate assistantships?
We do not directly offer graduate assistantships, but some may be available from the athletics department for work such as marketing and sports information. A variety of work-study positions are also available, including positions for research assistants, teaching assistants, strength and conditioning staff, fitness arena staff and many other positions on campus. All positions can be found through jobs.weber.edu.
How do applicants submit letters of recommendation?
While the student completes their application in ATCAS, they will be asked to enter some basic information (e.g.. name, email, address) for each person who will be submitting a letter of recommendation for the student in the evaluations section of the application. Each of those individuals will receive an email directly from ATCAS. Please advise each individual to look for this email in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk-mail folder, as emails do occasionally get filtered out. Each person will then click on the link in the email they received and upload their letter of recommendation for you and rate you on a list of characteristics, such as communication and ethics.
REMINDER: At least one of the two individuals must be a college-level instructor/faculty member.
Below are commonly asked program questions regarding admissions, but don't hesitate to ask us a few more
Where should I send my transcripts?
Official transcripts MUST be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 9132
Watertown, MA 02471
More details can be found on the ATCAS website.
For any coursework completed outside of the United States, you must have your credits evaluated course-by-course by a Foreign Credential Evaluation Service. Have the agency send the official report directly to ATCAS. The following link contains the list of companies from whom WSU accepts reports: http://www.naces.org/members.html
Do you require the GRE?
We no longer require the GRE for any applicants.
What types of CPR certification will you accept?
We currently accept any prior training in First Aid and CPR.
All students will complete an Advanced Emergency Care class during the first semester of the MSAT program.
Can I begin the program and/or apply for admission before I have completed all the prerequisite courses?
Yes and no. You can apply for admission and be admitted prior to completing all prerequisite coursework, but all of these courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to beginning MSAT coursework.
How many students apply to the MSAT program and how many do you accept each year?
We typically receive approximately 40 applications each year and accept approximately 16-18 graduate students are accepted.
Do I have to do my interview on campus or can I do it over the phone?
Students may choose whether to have their admissions interview over Zoom or on campus.
Do I have to submit my technical standards form and immunization records by the application deadline?
No, you do not have to submit these materials by the admissions deadline. However, if you are admitted to the MSAT program and decide to attend, you must submit these materials before beginning MSAT classes at Weber State University.