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How to Apply

Master of Science

We're excited that you're interested in the Athletic Training (M.S.) program at Bethel University. If you have questions about any requirements, contact our admissions team.

Here's how you apply:

Step 1 - Check application requirements and prerequisites

You must meet these requirements to be eligible for the program. All academic requirements must be fulfilled through a regionally accredited institution.

  • Earned GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution
  • Prerequisite: Anatomy
  • Prerequisite: Biology
  • Prerequisite: Biomechanics
  • Prerequisite: Exercise Physiology
  • Prerequisite: Physiology
  • Prerequisite: Statistics

Step 2 - Apply

Next, get started on your online application.

Step 3 - Complete your application steps

There are just a few things we need from you before we can review your application.

  • Application
  • Interview with program faculty
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Resume showing education and work exerience
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two professional references

Step 4 - Complete enrollment requirements

After you've been accepted to the program, you might need to complete a few additional requirements before you start class. Your enrollment counselor will follow up if there's anything we need from you.

  • Required current certification in either American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Copy (with instructor’s signature or QR code) of current, valid certification card(s) serves as proof of certification.
  • Required minimum of 30 hours of clinical observation under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
  • Documentation of the following up-to-date immunizations:
    • Completed Hepatitis B series
    • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): (2 dates) Must be given after your first birthday
    • Varicella vaccine or titer
    • Meningococcal vaccine
    • Evidence of a negative TB skin test within the past 12 months (must be a 2 part PPD test)
    • Tetanus shot within the last 10 years
  • Submit a physical examination signed by a licensed medical physician (or designee). Physical Exam must be on Graduate Athletic Training Program Physical Form.
  • Signed copy of the M.S. in Athletic Training Technical Standards (with or without reasonable accommodations) form. Compliance with the program’s technical standards alone does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the BOC certification exam.
  • Signed copy of the M.S. in Athletic Training Non-Disclosure Statement.
  • Signed copy of the M.S. in Athletic Training Communicable Disease Policy.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Bethel's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which accredits professional, post-professional and residency programs in Athletic Training and is sponsored by The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA)

Bethel is an affialiate undergraduate program with the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA)

Bethel is an affiliate undergraduate program with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA).

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