Applying to the MSAT Program
- Prospective students should thoroughly review all program admission requirements via the MSAT website: go.iu.edu/MSAT. Applicants are encouraged to contact the MSAT program director, Dr. Bradley Sage at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure all admission requirements have been met or are on track to be met prior to enrollment.
- Complete the applications.
- Applications can be completed through the School of Public Health website at https://publichealth.indiana.edu/masters/apply
- The application process consists of two parts, the School of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS) application, and the supplemental Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application.
- Program requirements, e.g., prerequisite coursework, do not have to be met at the time of application but must be met prior to enrollment.
- Applications are accepted from September 1st to April 1st. Applications received prior to December 15th will receive priority consideration.
Application Review Process
- Applications are received and processed by the graduate admissions office in the School of Public Health. Once both the SOPHAS and IU Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application are completed the office of graduate admissions will verify the application and pass it along to the MSAT faculty for review.
- MSAT faculty will review each verified application.
- Qualified candidates will be invited by MSAT program faculty to an interview via Zoom.
- Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the application period Typically, interviews begin in late fall and continue through mid-spring as verified applications are received.
- MSAT program faculty evaluate each application using the following criteria:
- Cumulative GPA (30%)
- Resume/Personal Statement (25%)
- Interview (25%)
- Letters of Recommendation (20%)
- Applicants are scored based on the aforementioned criteria with a maximum possible score of 100. The top applicants will be offered a seat in the MSAT program contingent upon completion of all admission requirements.
- The MSAT program does not cap the number of students per cohort. Typically, the MSAT program will attempt to fill 12-16 seats on average.
- MSAT program faculty reserve the right to deny an applicant for severe deficiencies in any of the evaluative areas regardless of raw score.
- Qualified applicants who are granted an interview with MSAT faculty will be notified via email of their admission status by MSAT program faculty within 30 days after the interview. Admission decisions made by MSAT program faculty are contingent upon completion of all application materials and review by the School of Public Health.
- Applicants who are offered a seat in the MSAT program must respond in writing to MSAT program faculty on their decision to accept or decline the offer within 30 days. Applicants who are not offered a seat in the program will be given an opportunity to speak with MSAT program faculty to discuss deficiencies in their application should they choose to re-apply the following year.
- MSAT faculty will notify the graduate admissions office in the School of Public Health of the applicants’ admission status. Once all application requirements have been completed, applicants will then receive an official letter of acceptance from the School of Public Health.
Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to enrolling in the MSAT program. Applicants with a degree in health-related fields will be given priority consideration. Undergraduate students at Indiana University-Bloomington planning to apply to the MSAT program are encouraged to major in Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology within the School of Public Health.
Coursework in the following areas, with a minimum grade of C is required.
- Human Anatomy (with lab)
- Human Physiology (with lab)
- Exercise Physiology
- Human Nutrition
Completed SOPHAS and Bloomington Online Graduate Admissions Application
Applications are open from September 1st through April 1st. Applications completed by December 15th will be given priority consideration. The following items are required to be submitted with the application:
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- First Aid & CPR certification
International Students: TOEFL or IELTS exam
Interview with MSAT faculty
Qualified candidates will be invited to interview with MSAT program faculty via Zoom once the application is submitted and verified by the School of Public Health. Interviews occur on a rolling basis throughout the application period.
Tuition and Fees
Figures are based on tuition and mandatory fees for academic year 2023-2024. Prospective and current students can estimate tuition and fees through studentcentral.iu.edu
MSAT Program-Specific Costs
- Books and associated course materials $100 - $500 per semester
- A588 Cadaver Anatomy Course Fee - $150
- A532 IPE Fee - $150
- A695 Course Fee (each semester including summer) - $450
- NATA student membership
- Professional liability insurance
- BOC exam preparation materials
- Clinical education support
- ATrack subscription
- Conference travel
- Standardized patient encounters
- BOC certification examination - $330 (one-time fee at the end of the program of study)