Application Requirements

Admission to the graduate program is determined by the Council of Graduate Studies. Completed application files will be reviewed each month.

All Applicants

  • A baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution, evidenced by an official transcript.
  • Validated minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Students below 3.0 will be considered for provisional acceptance.)
  • Complete the application for admission.
  • A cover letter that addresses: 1) the student’s interest in the program, including the identification of short-term and long-term career goals; 2) the skills and experiences the student will contribute to the program; 3) expectations the student has of the program.
  • A professional resume.
  • Application fee of $40 (nonrefundable).

Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate mastery of the English language.

Additional Requirements

Athletic Training Applicants
    1. Complete the application for admission.
    2. Pay $40 non-refundable application fee.
    3. You must have earned a baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution, evidenced by an official transcript or show you are on track for graduation before enrollment in the MSAT. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution(s) granting the credit.
    4. Your validated minimum undergraduate grade-point average must be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If your GPA is less than 3.0, please address in a cover letter or an addendum.
    5. Complete 50 hours of observation under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer
    6. Meet the technical standards
    7. Current CPR/AED Certification
  • The following requirements will be met after acceptance but prior to the start of classes:

    • Background Check
    • Liability Insurance
    • NATA student membership
    • Up-to-date vaccinations
    • Individual health insurance
    • Physical

    Materials can be submitted to:

    Dr. Christopher Viesselman
    Master of Science in Athletic Training
    Grand View University
    1200 Grandview Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50316

    Education Applicants

    1) one from an undergraduate faculty member (or a substitute approved by the Council of Graduate Studies)
    2) one from an employer
    3) one from another person who can attest to the student's ability to successfully engage in graduate study

    Nursing Applicants
    • Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a written essay (in addition to the required cover letter).
    • Three letters of recommendation, including: 1) one from an undergraduate faculty member (or a substitute approved by the Council of Graduate Studies),  2) one from an employer, 3) one from another person who can attest to the student’s ability to successfully engage in graduate study.
    • Baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
    • Current license as a registered professional nurse.
    • Professional liability insurance of $1,000,000/$3,000,000 coverage.
    • An upper-level (300 or above) baccalaureate biostatistics taken within five years of application date.
    • Current CPR (professional level) certification.
    • Health requirement, including TB testing, hepatitis B, varicella.
    • Criminal background screening.
    • Verification of clinical/work experience.
    Organizational Leadership Applicants
    • A minimum of two years of full-time employment or approval of the Council of Graduate Studies required for Organizational Leadership.
    • Two letters of recommendation from one of the following:

    1) an undergraduate faculty member
    2) an employer
    3) another person who can attest to the student’s ability to successfully engage in graduate study

    Sport Management Applicants

    1) one from an undergraduate faculty member (or a substitute approved by the Council of Graduate Studies)
    2) one from an employer
    3) one from another person who can attest to the student's ability to successfully engage in graduate study

    Have a Question? We Can Help.

    If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Graduate Admissions at (515) 263-2830.