Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others who are engaged in everyday physical activities. To learn more we encourage you to visit the following websites: BOCATC and NATA.
ATCs provide services to secondary schools, colleges/universities, and professional sports. They can also serve sports medicine clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals, physician offices, military, performing arts, and a variety of occupational settings.
The Master's of Athletic Training (MAT) program offers two avenues for a student to apply for admission:
Joint Degree Admission: Undergraduate students enter a joint degree program in which they receive two degrees in five years (i.e. Bachelor of Science; Master of Athletic Training). To enter the joint degree program, a student must choose the Pre-Athletic Training (Pre-AT) track within the Health Science Studies (HSS) degree plan. Students completing 89 hours of undergraduate coursework are eligible to apply for the MAT portion of the joint degree plan. Students in the joint degree are not guaranteed admission to the MAT program and must apply through the graduate school.
Traditional Graduate Admission: Students receiving a bachelor’s degree from another institution apply to the MAT program through the graduate school.
Applications from both avenues (i.e. join-degree, traditional) will be reviewed by the MAT faculty for consideration into the same cohort. Applications for early review are due October 31, 2022. A review of applications will begin during at the commencement of the fall 2022 semester. All applications are due by the first Friday in April 2023 for a programmatic start in mid-June 2023. Note: Application reviews will not be conducted after the cohort has filled. GRE scores are not required to apply. A detailed list of application procedures can be found here.
Students receive 15 hours of dual credit applied to both the BS and the MAT degrees. This results in the reduction of time and cost required to complete both degree programs separately. Also, the rigorous coursework associated with the Pre-AT track exceeds the prerequisite requirements for admission into the MAT program. Students who successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the joint degree program will have highly competitive qualifications for admission into the MAT program.
The Health Science Studies degree program provides many tracks that allow a student to fulfill the prerequisite coursework for other professional health programs (e.g. Pre-Med, Pre-PT) in allied health. Students have the option to complete coursework that would allow them to apply to another professional program upon graduation.
All students who enroll in the MAT program receive a 50% tuition remission for both years in the program. MAT students are also eligible to apply for any scholarships associated with the Graduate School or external organizations.