MSAT Admission Requirements


The Master of Science in Athletic Training at Limestone University is a vigorous 60 credit-hour graduate program that takes place over 24 months in face-to-face and hybrid formats to prepare students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential.  Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes.


Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Limestone University’s Undergraduate Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington, DC 20006 USA. 

The program intends to apply to the CAATE for a change in level of degree in February 2022.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Limestone University's Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is highly competitive.  Admission decisions on: 

  • Official transcript of undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completed prerequisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better in the following areas: Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry, Physics, Nutrition, Psychology, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Statistics;  
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (3.00 minimum) per official transcript; 
  • 50 observation hours under a certified athletic trainer;
  • Clinical Hour Record
  • Technical Standards Form
  • Proof of Emergency Cardiac Care certification (American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer);  
  • A completed application at
  • Signed Technical Standards form;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one letter from an academic source and one from an athletic trainer that supervised the required observation hours);
  • An interview (to be scheduled after application review). 

Graduate Program Costs for 2021-2022


Classroom Sessions
  • $1950 per course (3 semester hours)
Graduation Fee
  • $150 - covers the application for graduation, cost of your diploma, official transcript, cap, gown, and hood (which students keep).

Active Military Discounted Tuition

Classroom Sessions
  • $1650 per course (3 semester hours)
  • $5 - Covers the costs of verifying a student’s identity.