High School Students: Please see Undergraduate Admissions for details concerning the general admissions requirements.
Students who already hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) prior to matriculation and current UNE 3+2 MSAT students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for admission into the professional/graduate phase of the athletic training program.
The criteria below must be met to be eligible for admission into the professional/graduate phase of the athletic training program.
Important Application Dates
- For program starting fall 2021 (please note the program start has changed from summer 2021 to fall 2021)
- All applicants must apply through the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS)
- Priority application deadline: December 1, 2020
- Final application deadline: February 15, 2021
- Applications should be submitted to ATCAS far enough in advance to allow for time for the application to be verified. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
- All verified applications undergo a preliminary review for minimum requirements, after which select applicants will be invited to interview.
- Interviews are a required part of the application process and are by invitation only.
- Following the required interview, a final decision will be made for select applicants.
- UNE communicates all status updates, notifications, and admission decisions via email.
For specific academic dates, please view the UNE Academic Calendar.
For more information, contact our Portland Campus office at (207) 221-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in Hersey Hall room 108 at 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, Maine. Our office hours are Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The University of New England Department of Athletic Training participates in the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). All applicants are required to apply online through this service.
Completion of Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution, or international equivalent, prior to matriculation.
- All applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts should be sent directly to ATCAS. Please see ATCAS application for additional information and instructions.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, as calculated by ATCAS (inclusive of all coursework taken with no forgiveness for retakes).
Prerequisite Coursework Requirements
- General Chemistry I w/lab, 4 semester or 6 quarter credits
- Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/labs, 8 semester or 12 quarter credits
- Physics I w/lab, 4 semester or 6 quarter credits
- Exercise Physiology, 3 semester or 4.5 quarter credits
- Kinesiology/Biomechanics, 3 semester or 4.5 quarter credits
Other Important Prerequisite Coursework Notes:
- All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better (“C minus” grades are not acceptable).
- Prerequisite courses may be in progress or planned at the time of application. All courses must be completed with an official transcript submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to the start of the program.
All planned or in-progress coursework should be listed on the ATCAS application at the time of application submission; not doing so will result in the applicant not meeting all admissions requirements and therefore will not be eligible for admission review.
Online courses offered through UNE’s Online Science Prerequisites as well as online courses from other regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities are acceptable with program approval.
Letters of Reference
Two (2) letters of reference* – submitted via ATCAS
- One (1) academic reference from a professor, research advisor, or academic advisor.
- One (1) letter from a person of your choice who can speak to your ability to be academically successful and practice professionally.
*Letters from friends or family members are not acceptable.
- Please refer to the ATCAS application for specific writing prompt and additional information.
Licenses and Certifications
The following document should be uploaded directly to the ATCAS application:
- Proof of current certification in Emergency Cardiac Care and Basic First Aid.
- Personal interviews with faculty are required for admission and are granted to qualified applicants by invitation only.
International applicants and those with foreign degrees and coursework are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:
- Official credential evaluation by World Education Service (WES), confirming degree and grade equivalency to that of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. The completed credential evaluation should be sent directly to ATCAS. Please refer to the International Admissions section of the UNE website for more information on the type of credential evaluation required for admission review.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate written and spoken fluency through the successful completion of a UNE approved English language proficiency test.
- Applicants should refer to the English Language Proficiency page on the UNE website for specific information and minimum score requirements.
- Please refer to the ATCAS application for test score submission instructions.
Prior to matriculation, accepted and deposited students will be required to complete the following compliance requirements:
- Completion of physical examination with proof of up-to-date immunization status. Please refer to UNE’s Student Health Center for detailed information.
- Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen prior to matriculation, as well as periodically throughout the program (as required by clinical affiliations).
- Proof of successful completion of yearly OSHA-required bloodborne pathogens safety training will be required prior to the first clinical assignment.
- All students transferring into the AT Program must meet all admissions requirements and complete the entire graduate phase of the program.
- All students must have the ability to meet the Academic and Technical Standards of the Athletic Training profession.
Note: All materials submitted as part of the application become the property of UNE and will not be returned or released to anyone, including the applicant. This policy includes letters of reference, primary and secondary applications, personal statements, transcripts, and other supporting materials.
Due to continuing developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, some application requirements and processes may change during the cycle for the health and safety of the university, its employees, and prospective students/applicants. We appreciate your flexibility and consideration.
- Policies are established to ensure fair and consistent admissions practice for all applicants to the university and its programs
- All criteria presented in this summary are subject to change per professional accreditation requirements, changes in curriculum and/or other institutional standards, and clinical affiliation requirements
- Exceptions to existing admission policies are rare and made only when it is deemed necessary and appropriate to maintain fair and consistent practice for all candidates, not individual candidates
- Transfer credits are rarely awarded to students who transfer from another Athletic Training Program.
- The program director will review and award transfer credits on a case by case basis.
- No advanced standing placement available
- No credit awarded for experiential learning