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Application Procedures

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Application Procedures for Summer 2019 Admission

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There are two deadlines for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program:

  • Priority Review Deadline – 11/21/2018
    • These applicants will be given priority consideration and on-campus interviews may be offered by the MSAT Admissions Committee in early December, 2018
  • Regular Admission Deadline – 1/15/2019
    • On-campus interview may be offered by the MSAT Admissions Committee in late January, 2019
After 1/15/19, the MSAT will review submitted applications only if there is still room available in the cohort. All required materials must be included in your application by the deadlines noted above. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Procedures

  1. Application is available via CSU Apply at https://calstate.liaisoncas.com.
    • Select CSU, Fullerton and Kinesiology as Graduate Program
  2. Applicants must complete 4 “Quadrants” of information on Cal State Apply:
    1. Personal Information- biographic, contact, citizenship and residency, race and ethnicity information, etc.
    2. Academic History– identification of all colleges attended, transcripts, GPA reports, GRE scores
    3. Supporting Information– A 500-word Statement of Purpose
    4. Program Materials– resume/CV, letters of recommendation (one must be from a certified athletic trainer, one must be from a professor/instructor), completion of department-specific question
      • Please select ‘Clinical Sports Healthcare (ATC)’ as your anticipated primary area of study
  3. MSAT program questions. Please submit responses to the following five questions directly to the Athletic Training Program Director at jabennett@fullerton.edu.
    1. Describe your perceptions on how athletic trainers fit within the healthcare industry.
    2. Describe your clinical observation experiences and how those experiences have an impact on your potential career goals within Athletic Training.
    3. In reflecting on some of your more challenging courses during your undergraduate education, describe your study habits that enabled you to be successful.
    4. All graduate programs in Athletic Training are challenging both academically and in delivering quality patient care. Describe how you plan on balancing these two areas within your daily schedule along with any other personal goals or responsibilities you may have while enrolled in the program.
    5. Describe a problem or issue facing the athletic training profession and provide a potential solution.
  4. Submit one (1) official transcript from each college or university previously attended to:

    Office of Admissions and Records
    California State University, Fullerton
    P.O. Box 6900
    Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

    If the applicant is currently enrolled, or graduated from, CSU Fullerton, then only official transcripts for any coursework completed at other colleges after admission to CSUF are required.

  5. Complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test and submit scores to the Office of Admissions and Records (school code: 4589; department code: 0623).


** Please note that the MSAT program is a year-round program that begins on July 1, 2019. If a student is unable to begin their studies that term, they will need to reapply for a future term by submitting a new admission application.

Instructions on how to access and navigate Cal State Apply:

For any additional questions, please contact:

Jason Bennett, DA, ATC

Program Director - Athletic Training Program

Department of Kinesiology

California State University, Fullerton

800 N. State College Blvd.

Fullerton, CA 92831


(657) 278-8540

Athletic Training Program

800 N. State College Blvd, KHS-121,
Fullerton, California 92834
Phone: (657) 278-3430
Fax: (657) 278-5317
Email: ATProgram@fullerton.edu

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