BS in Heath Sciences to Masters in Athletic Training (3+2)


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

Program Length

5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus


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Name: Kelly Pagnotta
  • Program Director
  • Associate Professor
Position: Division of Athletic Training

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Application Information

For undergraduate entry, applicants may apply using the Jefferson Undergraduate Admissions resources.

Undergraduate Application Process

Freshmen applicants who demonstrate the following profile will be considered for admission to the BS/MS track-up (3+2) program:

  • Minimum overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Minimum combined SAT score of 1000 for Critical Reading and Math, or 22 on the ACT
  • Three years of science - strongly encouraged

BS/MS students moving to the Professional Phase (fourth year) must submit all components of the MS in Athletic Training admissions requirements (below) to the MS Athletic Training office by October 1st of the 3rd undergraduate year.

By completing your application, you indicate that you have read, understand and acknowledge receipt of the Performance Requirements and Technical Standards (PDF) for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Jefferson. 

MS in Athletic Training Admission Requirements

For admission to the graduate phase of the Athletic Training program at Jefferson, students must submit the following items through the ATCAS application

Graduate Application Process

The requirements for admissions are as follows:

In addition to the admission requirements, please note the pre-attendance requirements below. These items are not required for admission, but must be completed before the beginning of the graduate phase of the Athletic Training program.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree, any major (completed prior to start of program)
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Prerequisite courses taken within 10 years of starting the porgram
  • A “C” or better in the following prerequisite courses. While a grade of "C" is required, admissions to the program is competitive and we prefer to see a grade of "B" or better for admission:
    • Anatomy/Physiology I or Anatomy with lab, 4 semester credits
    • Anatomy/Physiology II or Physiology with lab, 4 semester credits
    • Biology with lab, 4 semester credits
    • Chemistry with lab 4 semester
    • Physics with lab 4 semester credits
    • Psychology 3 semester credits
    • While not required, the following courses are recommended: Pre-calculus, Nutrition , Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Biostatistics, and Research Methods
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
  • Personal essay as stated in ATCAS
  • 50 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a licensed rehabilitation professional (preferably a certified athletic trainer).  Applicants have until the start of the program to complete all 50 hours, not all need to be completed at time of application submission. 
    • For Fall 2021 cycle ONLY: hours will be recommended and not required due to COVID-19.

In the graduate-level Athletic Training program at Jefferson, students begin clinical rotations right away. In preparation for these rotations, the following items are required before the start of graduate-level coursework:

  • Pre-attendance physical (including bloodwork)
  • Current CPR/First aid professional rescuer certification (American Heart Association OR American Red Cross only)

If the pre-attendance items are submitted after the ATCAS application, materials should be sent to the program director at the mailing or email address below:

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
Athletic Training Program
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144


Information for applicants with foreign education:

  • Students must be able to provide sufficient documentation to be issued an I-20 form indicating adequate financial support.
  • TOEFL scores are required. Note: the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) will be considered as a possible substitute for the TOEFL.
  • International applicants must submit an evaluation of academic credentials. While world Education Services (WES) is Philadelphia University’s preferred elevator, any evaluation service accredited through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will suffice.