Health, Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences Program Admission

Most undergraduate programs in the HERS Department do not require admission. You can simply declare your HERS major or minor

Before you can be considered for admission into the HERS graduate programs, you must first apply for admission to the School of Graduate Studies at WSU. 

Athletic Training Program Admissions Process

The Athletic Training program requires an admission process because it includes a master’s program. View the MSAT Student Handbook (PDF) for details on the admission requirements. 

Students currently enrolled in the 3+2 program at WSU should contact Nora Kraemer for instructions and to confirm eligibility prior to application.

Athletic Training Admissions Criteria 

This is a competitive admission process. Admission is not guaranteed to those meeting the minimum admission criteria. 

Only students admitted to the professional phase will be able to continue with the academic and clinical portion of the MSAT program.

Apply to the Athletic Training Graduate Program

Once you’ve been accepted to WSU Graduate Studies, you are ready to apply to the Athletic Training program. 

Follow the Athletic Training Application Checklist (PDF) for details on the application process.

You must submit all MSAT program application requirements, including:

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement/Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid

Expectations for the Personal Statement

Your personal statement/cover letter should be no more than three pages in length and should answer the following questions:

  1. Introduce yourself to the selection committee.
  2. Why do you wish to become an Athletic Trainer and why do you feel you would be a successful applicant?
  3. Why are you choosing Winona State University?
  4. What are your career goals?

MSAT Admission Review Process

All application materials will be reviewed by the MSAT faculty starting Sept. 1 until a maximum enrollment of 20 students is achieved.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to ensure that the program is not already full at the time of application.

The application materials are rated and ranked (PDF) by a committee who will determine acceptance or denial of admission.

Students will be notified of their acceptance status into the MSAT program within 2 weeks of application.

Rolling admission will continue until the cohort is filled. All admission decisions must be completed by May 15.

Performance Analytics Program Admission Process

Applications for the Fall 2023 term are being accepted on a rolling admission basis until the cohort is filled. It is best to submit your application as early as possible.

Performance Analytics Admission Criteria

Before applying for the Performance Analytics master’s degree, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or a similar area of study from an accredited institution. You can still apply if you have a degree in another field, but you may need to complete additional prerequisite work.
  • Completed a minimum of one semester of each of the following undergraduate classes:
    • Anatomy and Physiology, with lab
    • Biomechanics, with lab
    • Exercise Physiology, with lab
    • Nutrition
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current CPR/AED Certification, such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers through the American Heart Association or CPR/AED certification for professional rescuers through the American Red Cross

Apply to the Performance Analytics Graduate Program

Once you’ve been accepted to WSU Graduate Studies, you are ready to apply to the Performance Analytics program. 

Complete the PAMS Program Application and attach the following items as PDF files:

  • Current resumé
  • Transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a current or former employer or professor
  • A written personal statement, no more than 3 pages in length, that:
    • introduces you to the selection committee
    • explains why you wish to seek an advanced degree in Performance Analytics at Winona State University and why you believe you’d be a successful applicant
    • describes your post-graduation career goals and/or plans
Contact the HERS Department
Justin Geijer
Department Chair

Maxwell 358

507.457.5205

Email Justin Geijer
Kris Stevens
Administrative Assistant

Maxwell Hall 351

507.457.2600

Email Kris Stevens