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Athletic Training
209.946.2982
tkoesterer@pacific.edu
Thomas “TK” Koesterer, Ph.D., ATC
Program Director
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA
tkoesterer@pacific.edu

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You may apply to the Master of Science in Athletic Training program using the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). Simply select Create an Account, if you already have an account, input your Username and Password and select Sign In. 

Admission Requirements

  • ATCAS Application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater is required. A GPA below 3.0 may be considered on a conditional basis.
  • Perquisite course GPA of 3.0 or greater with no grade below a "C" 
  • 100 hours of observation supervised by a currently certified athletic trainer(s)
  • Current CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certification that meets Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) standards
  • Current First Aid certification
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation describing your academic and clinical abilities
    • One letter from athletic trainer, who supervised the majority of observation hours
    • One letter from a college or university instructor 
  • A complete Verification of Clinical Observation Hours form
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal interview
  • GRE scores

Priority review deadline: March 1
Final deadline: May 1 

Required Prerequisite Courses

The equivalent to one undergraduate 3.0 unit course is require for each of the courses listed below.

  • Biology 
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry  
  • Physics
  • Kinesiology or Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition

Preferred Prerequisite Courses

The following course will strengthen a candidate's application, but are not required for admission.

  • Athletic Training
  • Health
  • Wellness 
  • Statistics 
  • Research methods 
  • Medical terminology

Additional Information

  • Applicants are required to complete all remaining prerequisite course work prior to beginning MSAT coursework. 
  • Immunization requirements for Athletic Training located at Immunization Compliance
  • Applicants are required to read and sign the Technical Standards  
  • Applicants are required to read and sign the Confidentiality Statement
  • Personal interview will take place on the Stockton campus. Students are required to attend the interview in person. In some extraordinary cases (e.g. extreme distance), an alternate type of interview may be conducted.
  • Background check is required prior to beginning the MSAT program. 
  • The program does not accept transfer credits for athletic training courses. 
  • Policy on Nondiscrimination: University of the Pacific does not discriminate on the basis, of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, color, religion, religious creed, age, marital status, cancer-related or genetic-related medical condition, disability, citizenship status, military service status, and any other status protected by law.

Additional Program Cost

Prospective students should be aware that, upon acceptance into the MSAT program, there would be additional expenses associated with the program. These expenses include:

  • Liability insurance may be purchased for $35 or less at HSPO or proliability. Proof of liability insurance will be required prior to starting the program. 
  • Professional membership in the NATA is required 
  • Professional attire is required for clinical experiences. Student may be supplied or have the opportunity to purchase AT attire from clinical sites. 
  • Students are required to demonstrate ongoing certification in CPR that meets ECC standards throughout their time in the MSAT program. 
  • CPR mask and small medical kit and equipment
  • Travel to clinical sites. Students are required to have their own reliable transportation to clinical sites, which may be up to approximately 1-hour travel time.
  • Program fee of $500 per year for course supplies and equipment

Additional expenses may arise, if faculty and staff determine the need or accreditation standards dictate.

Additional Forms

Confidentiality Statement (pdf)
Technical Standards (pdf)
Verification of Clinical Observation Hours (pdf)

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