Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How should I apply? / Can I apply online?

Please see the Admissions Requirements and How to Apply pages for details on applying for the Professional Masters Degree in Athletic Training. You can, and ultimately will, apply online. Remember, you must submit two separate applications, 1 through ATCAS, and another via the UConn Graduate School. Be sure to download our Application Checklist to help you through the process.

How much will this degree cost? / Where can I learn more about tuition and fees?

Detailed information regarding in-state and out-of-state student costs can be found on our Tuition and Costs page. For all financial information regarding tuition, fees, etc. at the University of Connecticut, please visit the UConn Bursar’s Office. For graduate tuition costs for 2018-2019 school year please see the following link from the UConn Bursar’s office: https://bursar.uconn.edu/graduate-students-3/. For information regarding summer tuition and fees, please click here: https://summersession.uconn.edu/fees-and-dates/ 

What are my residential/housing options?

Graduate student housing is available via UConn. Please visit the Department of Residential Life for information on housing.

What are possible clinical education experiences?

Each student is assigned and required to complete clinical rotations (KINS 5201, 5202, 5203) each semester of the program (except for the first Summer semester). Current clinical education experiences are with the following: all UConn varsity sports, high school and small college or private prep or boarding schools (Please visit out Clinical Sites page for more information).

Additionally, is their last two semesters, students will complete two clinical immersion experiences (KINS 5204, 5205) which will allow the students to be immersed daily into the role of the athletic trainer. These rotations can be completed anywhere in the country, one an affiliation agreement between UConn and the clinical site has been completed.

Outside of our traditional sites, our students have participated in internships with the NFL (5 different teams in the last 5 years), the WNBA (CT Sun), major and minor league baseball, the Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall, NASA, as well as other interesting locations.

What are my post graduate opportunities?

Since the UConn athletic training program has traditionally fostered undergraduate students, many of them have continued to graduate school, securing graduate assistant Athletic Training positions. Some examples of the schools recently enrolled at for graduate studies include Old Dominion University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, University of Virginia, San Jose State University, Florida International University, Boise State University, George Washington, and North Carolina State University.

Most of our UConn graduates find jobs in Professional level sports leagues, Division I, II & III colleges, high schools and sports medicine clinics.

How do I know which courses to take?

You will be registered for specific courses once you are accepted into the program. Our curriculum has been designed to meet accreditation standards set forth by our accrediting body, CAATE.  The Professional Athletic Training program at the University of Connecticut was designed to be unrivaled in its ability to expose students to diversified clinical education experiences and prepare them to immediately contribute to the delivery of quality patient-centered care.

How long will it take to get my degree?

The Professional Masters Degree in Athletic Training program is a 6 semester (2 year) program. The program is year round, beginning during the summer semester.

What do international students need to know when applying?

Please see the Department of International Services and Programs for information

Why should I elect to study athletic training at UConn, rather than at another institution?

Please see our Why UConn AT Page.

As a student of the Professional Athletic Training Program at UConn, you will be provided with a broad, intensive clinical education. This education uses a hands-on approach which allows you to immediately get involved with athlete care.

Students are provided with excellent student:instructor ratio; 12:1 ratio in the classroom, in some cases 6:1 ratio in laboratory courses. For the clinical rotations the student to ratio is as follows: at the large university setting (UConn) the student to Preceptor ratio does not exceed 3:1, in the high school setting the student to preceptor ratio will not exceed a 2:1 ratio, in the clinic/rehabilitation clinic the student to preceptor ratio will not exceed 2:1 , in the small college setting the student to Preceptor ratio will not exceed a 2:1 ratio, and in the general medical rotation (clinic/physician hours) the CI to student ratio will not exceed a 2:1 ratio.

Can I still complete an undergraduate (B.S.) degree in Athletic Training at UConn?

Unfortunately no. Athletic Training Strategic Alliance consisting of the Board of Directors of the NATA and the Commissioners of the CAATE with the support of the BOC and the NATA Foundation, have jointly acted to establish master’s level as the professional degree for athletic training. After 2022, no program will be able to offer Athletic Training as a major at the undergraduate level. UConn has already began to make this transition, and we are no longer accepting applicants into our undergraduate program, with our last undergraduate cohort graduating from UConn in 2020. For more information on the degree change, please click here.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions or do not find your answers on our site. You can direct all questions to the Athletic Training Program Director, Dr. Adam Lepley:

Adam S. Lepley, PhD, ATC
Program Director | Athletic Training Program
Assistant Professor in Residence | Department of Kinesiology
Assistant Professor | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Connecticut
Office: 860.486.0019 | Adam.Lepley@uconn.edu

 

Where can I find additional information?

Below are links to a variety of helpful sites regarding the Athletic Training profession and licensure, as well as UConn specific information.

Board of Certification (BOC) 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

National Athletic Trainer’s Association

Eastern Athletic Trainers Association

Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association

ATRACK

Korey Stringer Institute (KSI)

UConn Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) lab

UConn AT Program Faculty

UConn Sports Medicine Staff

UConn Clinical Sites

UConn Bursar’s Office

UConn Graduate School