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Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of athletes, patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program prepares its students to be "Women and Men Serving Others" in the Jesuit Tradition.

Learn more about the Master of Athletic Training degree program.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Priority: December 1 (April 1 as space permits) for Summer Admission
  • Official College transcripts through most recent term
  • Application Fee - $55.00 payable to Saint Louis University
  • Resumé
  • Essay
  • 3 Letters of reference

(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: No admittance
Fall: No admittance
E-mail: atep@slu.edu
Tel. No.: 314-977-2570
or 1-800-SLU-FOR-U
Dean: Mardell Wilson, Ed.D.
Chair:
Mark Reinking, P.T., Ph.D., S.C.S., A.T.C.
Director:
Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., A.T.C.


Required Additional Application Materials for International Students:

  • A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
  • TOEFL and IELTS scores

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our International Prospects, Applicants and Students page for more information about international application requirements.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Cumulative college grade point average 3.0 or higher (on 4.0 scale)
  • Completion of prerequisite college coursework.

    • One semester biology (with lab)
    • Two semesters chemistry (with lab)
    • Two semesters physics (with lab)
    • Two semesters anatomy and physiology or equivalent
    • Exercise physiology
    • Ethics
    • General psychology
    • Pre-calculus
    • Statistics
    • Medical terminology

Athletic Training Post-Baccalaureate Application Review Process:

  • Applications are reviewed by the Athletic Training Admissions Committee

Rankings/Honors: The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) awarded Saint Louis University accreditation as an Graduate Professional Master's program. The five year accreditation is the maximum for newly accredited programs. The SLU program is one of more than 350 CAATE accredited programs nationally and one of only 26 accredited Graduate Professional Master's programs in the country. | More information at CAATE Web Site

Credit Hours/Coursework: The Master of Athletic Training is designed for students who wish to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). | The Master of Athletic Training Degree

Program Goal: In accordance with the Jesuit mission, which recognizes the dignity of all persons, the program seeks to develop competent practitioners who act for the good of the public, recognize the value of interprofessional practice, and who seek opportunities to serve the disadvantaged.

Careers Possibilities: Certified athletic trainers are employed in many settings, including, but not limited to:

  • Colleges and universities
  • High Schools
  • Hospital & Clinical
  • Industrial/Occupational
  • Military
  • Performing Arts
  • Physician Extender
  • Public Safety
  • Professional sports
  • Sports medicine clinics

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook

Curriculum & Program Details: The two year professional phase of the program includes coursework in human anatomy and kinesiology, clinical sciences, research, and administration. Students participate in clinical experiences each semester of the professional phase. The student must pass the Board of Certification examination to practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

About the Faculty: The faculty at Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences is a dedicated group of professors, assistant professors and instructors. They bring a wealth of expertise, scholarship, professionalism and dedication to each and every class and student. | ATEP Faculty  

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Contact Student Financial Services.  | Affording Graduate Education at SLU | Student Financial Services at SLU

Program Highlights: Why choose SLU?

  • NCAA Division I athletic program
  • Diversity of clinical training sites
  • Highly accessible faculty
  • Classroom technology
  • Interprofessional focus of core curriculum to build a team approach to healthcare
  • State of the art laboratories and clinical equipment located in the Doisy College of Health Sciences

Read our SLU Athletic Training blog