Application Requirements

Admission to the graduate program is determined by Graduate Committee. If an applicant meets all the admission criteria, the file will be reviewed by the faculty member(s) who represent each department. 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.
  • Include a statement of purpose with application 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).

Additional Requirements

Athletic Training Applicants
    1. Two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a faculty member who can attest to the student's ability to successfully engage in graduate study)
    2. Complete 50 hours of observation under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer
    3. Meet the technical standards
    4. 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
    Organizational Leadership Applicants
    • A minimum of two years of full-time employment or approval of the Graduate Committee
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
    Sport Management Applicants

    Have a Question? We Can Help.

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