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To be accepted into this program of graduate study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance by the University's Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Receipt of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally listed institution, as verified by two (2) official transcripts.
  • Completion of undergraduate courses in prevention, evaluation, therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities, and administration, or their equivalents.
  • Above average undergraduate GPA.
  • Sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience, as determined by the graduate program coordinator and associate dean.
  • Acceptable score on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Certification as a NATA certified Athletic Trainer, or qualification for acceptance by the NATABOC as a board exam candidate.
  • Short essay describing personal career goals and how a graduate degree from Barry will help fulfill these goals.

The program coordinator and the department chair may request a meeting with you prior to granting admission or "degree-seeking" status.

NOTE: The dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences reserves the right to establish a minimum undergraduate GPA as well as a minimum GRE score for applicants (For more information, email:

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