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To start the application process, you should create an account with the Athletic Training-Central Application Service (AT-CAS) at

As you establish your account, search for the ‘University of Central Arkansas’ within the ‘Add Program’ table.

Official transcripts must be sent to BOTH:

  1. AT-CAS for verification
  2. UCA Graduate School

Other UCA application documents that must be completed and uploaded into the “Program Module” of AT-CAS are below:

A Criminal Background Check must be completed by an authorized provider (e.g. Arkansas State Police or other online vendor). If students wish to use an online vendor, one option is, CastleBranch®, a company that already has an established relationship with our AT Program. Students can use the provided link for directions on how to set up a CastleBranch® account.  CastleBranch Background Check Information

Admission, retention, and graduation requirements for the MS-AT can be found in the 2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin.


Applicants will be required to provide evidence of completing the prerequisite course (a total of 35 credit hours) with a grade of C or better in each course.
Credit HoursPrerequisite Courses
8Anatomy & Physiology (2 semesters)
3Exercise Physiology

Additional courses may be required by other disciplines as prerequisites to the courses listed above. Applications may be accepted until the AT-CAS applicant cycle ends in early June.

More information can be found in the MS-AT Program Manual 2020-2021

For questions about the application process, please contact

Ellen Epping, MA, LAT, ATC
Athletic Training Program Director
UCA email:
Office phone: (501) 450-5112