Athletic training is an allied health profession within the American Medical Association. The Xavier University Athletic Training Program (XU-ATP) functions to prepare students, in the Jesuit tradition, to serve others through competent and compassionate healthcare. The XU-ATP provides a positive learning environment that fosters ethical decision-making, and collaboration with emphasis on instilling the values of continuous improvement and life-long learning. The XU-ATP merges rigorous course work with a variety of applied clinical experiences to build a strong foundation for a career in the field of athletic training.
The Xavier University Athletic Training Program fulfills the curricular guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Completing a degree in our Master of Science in Athletic Training program fulfills the eligibility requirements of the BOC certification exam. Graduates of Xavier University’s Athletic Training Program receive a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Athletic Training and are eligible to sit for the BOC exam.
Go to https://www.xavier.edu/master-of-science-in-athletic-training-program/index for current information pertaining to accreditation, program admission, technical standards, graduation requirements and the curriculum.
Our admissions committee begins reviewing applications in January. If you would like to be considered for priority review, we suggest you submit your complete application early in January, to allow time for verification by ATCAS. Students may apply after January and throughout the Spring, and we will review applications on a rolling basis as space permits in the cohort.
Students with incomplete prerequisites may apply; however, they must state how they will satisfy the prerequisites prior to the start of the program. A student with deficiencies may be considered for conditional admission to the program, however, all requirements must be met prior to the start of the program.
Note: If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement or if you feel that your GPA is not a valid indicator of your ability, you may submit an application. If you have encountered challenges while attending school (personal, medical, financial, etc.) and would like to explain any inconsistencies in your academic performance, please do so. Applicants with a GPA below the minimum requirement may be required earn a competitive score on the GRE for admission.
Students may enter the M.S. in Athletic Training degree through one of two options (see below).
Option 1: 2-year program for students with a bachelor’s degree
Students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement in completion of a bachelor’s degree and have completed all prerequisites may complete the 2-year / 5-semester MS in AT degree.
Option 2: 5-year program for students without a bachelors degree (3+2 design)
In the first three years of this program students will complete courses to fulfill all XU core requirements, Exercise Science major requirements, and prerequisites for the MS in AT program. Once accepted into the MS in AT degree program, students complete the 2-year / 5-semester MS in AT degree. After the fourth year at XU, students will earn an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and after the fifth year, students will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training.