Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science Athletic Training Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Please note that applicants to the M.S.A.T. Program should apply thrugh the FGCU Graduate School. This application can be found at www.fgcu.edu/graduate/.
We have provided a Welcome Letter with some important information and resources for your use. Information includes GPA Calculation Form, Course Substitution Equivalency Request Form and Essential Functions Information.
Students are admitted to the Master of Science Athletic Training Program in the Summer of each year. For priority consideration, all application materials must be received by May 1st. Application materials received after May 1st will be considered on a space available basis. All applications to the Master of Science Athletic Training Program must be submitted through the FGCU Graduate School at www.fgcu.edu/graduate.
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences conducts a competitive admissions process. The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the entry-level athletic training program. (Please note that meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission to the Master of Science Athletic Training Program.) All applicants must have:
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences/Athletic Training Program has a mandatory orientation that occurs usually the two days prior to the start of the entering semester for classes. Information is sent out with acceptance letters. Students that do not attend the mandatory orientation will not be accepted into the program.
All students admitted to the M.S.A.T. Program must complete a criminal background check. A student may encounter potential problems with clinical education placement and/or licensure as an athletic trainer if he or she has a criminal record. For specific information, contact the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer. If a student has a criminal record, it is the responsibility of the student to inquire with the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer as to whether a criminal record may limit the student's ability to obtain licensure as an athletic trainer or practice in certain settings.
A student may appeal admissions decisions by contacting the Office of the Dean in The Marieb College of Health & Human Services at 239-590-7451. Through the Dean's Office, the student brings an appeal to the MCHHS Student Appeals Committee. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of this process, he or she may bring the appeal to the University Ombudsman (www.fgcu.edu/ombudsman).