Athletic Training Masters Degree Admission Criteria

Applications are no longer being accepted for the MAT program.

Requirements for Admission to the MAT Program

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Admission to the program will be based on the following application criteria:

  1. A completed bachelor's degree
  2. Grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses (coursework must be within 10 years of application)
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  4. GRE scores. Students that have a GPA of 3.0 and above are exempt from taking the GRE
  5. Submission of Application to the Master of Athletic Training Program 
    (application processed through ATCAS)
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  6. Letter of Application to the Master of Athletic Training Program
  7. Two (2) letters of recommendation (it is preferred that one (1) letter be from a college-level instructor and one (1) from a currently practicing certified athletic trainer)
  8. Program interview (on-campus or via video conference)
  9. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  10. Documentation of at least 25 hours of observation with a Certified Athletic Trainer(s)

Upon Acceptance

The following are to be completed within 30 days:

  1. Proof of program-mandated immunizations
  2. Completion of five-panel drug test
  3. Completion of background check
  4. Current professional level CPR certification (e.g. BLS, Professional Rescuer)
  5. Completed Technical Standards for Admission Form

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students

All international students and any applicant outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which is not more than two (2) years old and on which a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) has been earned.

GPA Minimum

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 are automatically considered for admission. Students with a GPA between 2.5-2.99 will be considered if the students show above average GRE scores.

Prerequisite Courses

Coursework in the following areas must be completed prior to beginning the MAT program.

  • Exercise Physiology (KIN 3070)
  • Biomechanics  (KIN 3060)
  • Anatomy (BIOL 2320)
  • Physiology  (BIOL 2420)
  • Physics  (PHYS 2010)
  • Chemistry  (CHEM 1110)
  • Biology  (BIOL 1610)
  • Psychology (PSY 1010)

Above course numbers are associated with SUU courses and are the recommended courses. Other courses in the above content areas may be considered. For questions regarding prerequisite courses, please contact the MAT Program Director, Dr. Nathan Slaughter at .

Graduation Requirements

Candidates have three (3) years to complete the degree. All courses must be completed with a "C" or better grade.