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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Applicants must fill out an online application through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS). ATCAS is a service of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education to aid in the process of applying to athletic training programs. It allows students to upload their information and supporting documents to one centralized location and then select from participating programs. More information.

It will be helpful to students to have the following items ready before starting the online application.

Technical Standards

During the application process, students will be asked to acknowledge understanding of this information. A copy of the athletic training program's technical standards will be available by early fall 2020. Those accepted to the program will be asked to indicate if the nonacademic technical standards can be met with or without accommodation.

Personal Statement

Applicants are asked to explain personal and professional goals and reasons for interest in this academic program. Answers will be entered as plain text into the designated fields in the online application via ATCAS.


Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. ATCAS will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.

The references must be received from (1) a faculty member, (2) a credentialed athletic trainer, and (3) another health care professional, co-worker, or supervisor. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc.

Please verify each reference is willing to submit their reference online. Inform them an email will arrive from ATCAS prompting them to provide their recommendation.


Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university attended sent directly to the program via ATCAS. Students may not receive transcripts and forward them.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KU by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.

School of Health Professions Application

Once KU receives the applicant's data from ATCAS, the student will receive an email prompting verification of the application to KU's program and request payment of the $75.00 supplemental KU application fee.


All applications will be considered in accordance with the admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies.

Last modified: Jun 19, 2020

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Important Dates

August 1
Online application opens

March 1
Deadline to submit application

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LesLee Taylor, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
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