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Undergraduate Admissions (Dual Degree)

Apply to undergraduate admissions if you are seeking a dual degree (bachelor's and master's degree combined) as a high school graduate or a transfer student; you must declare one of the pre-athletic training undergraduate majors on your Whitworth application (either a B.S. in health science, pre-athletic training, or a B.A. in kinesiology, pre-athletic training).

  • Priority Deadline: Nov. 30
  • Regular Decision: March 1

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Direct Admission

Some students will qualify for direct admission to the master's level. Our direct admission program is an opportunity for pre-athletic training applicants to be admitted directly into the master's degree program once they finish their undergraduate coursework. Click here to see if you qualify for the direct admission program.

Transfer Students

Transfer students should contact the program director for a transcript evaluation and to develop an individualized plan. Call 509.777.3244, or email Cynthia Wright at

Graduate Admissions (Master's Degree)

If you already hold your bachelor's degree and are interested in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program, please review the admission requirements and click the button below to apply through graduate admissions.

MSAT cohorts begin annually in July. Starting in December, applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Interested students should submit their application materials as soon as possible. 

  • Priority Admission Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Standard Admission Deadline: March 15
    Applications will continue to be reviewed after March 15 if space is available.

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Admission Requirements

Student's applying to the professional phase of Whitworth's MSAT program must first complete the following admission requirements:

  • a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    Current Whitworth students and transfer students applying for the five-year accelerated track should first apply at the undergraduate level and must demonstrate successful completion of all undergraduate major and general education requirements prior to starting the professional phase of the MSAT program. All students must gain acceptance through the graduate admission process.
  • completion online of Athletic Training application materials (including current résumé, written essay and references; no GRE required);
  • current CPR and first aid certification;
  • more than 60 observation hours documented in at least two different clinical location/practice settings (click here for Observation Hours Verification Form);
  • a successful interview with the AT program Admissions Committee (if needed);
  • an overall grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (if your cumulative GPA is lower than 3.0 due to first- or second-year grades, we will consider the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits as your calculated GPA);
  • completion of the prerequisite courses listed below with a grade "C" or better within the last eight years. (Eight-year expiration does not apply to the psychology course.) Equivalent Whitworth courses are suggested in parentheses. Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the MSAT cohort in July but do not need to be completed at the time of application. If requirements are in progress, please note the anticipated date on the Course Equivalency Worksheet.
    • Anatomy & Physiology Two courses in a combined Anatomy & Physiology sequence (e.g., Anatomy & Physiology I & II), or one course in each anatomy and physiology; must include a laboratory experience (HS 220, HS 221)
    • Nutrition or Personal Health & Nutrition One course covering the different macro- and micronutrients in foods and how a balance of these nutrients contributes to a healthy diet (HS 315, HS 363)
    • Structural & Mechanical Kinesiology One course covering the analysis of human motion, including joint and muscular action (HS 320)
    • Exercise Physiology: One course covering human physiology during exercise; laboratory experience strongly recommended (HS 326 and HS 326L)
    • Introduction to Psychology One course covering introductory human psychology and behavior (PY 101)

It is the student's responsibility to check for course equivalency. Refer to the Whitworth Transfer Equivalency Guides or contact the Whitworth University Registrar's Office ( for more information. Course title, credits and numbers vary by school.