• Admission Requirements

     

    Master's in Athletic Training - Erie, PA (External Candidates)

    Start of Program
    Summer

    Length of Program
    2 year graduate program (61 credits)

    Admission Requirements  

    1. Gannon University and the MAT program receives and reviews applications for the professional MAT program and all applicant credentials exclusively through the Athletic Training College Application Service (ATCAS), provided by the CAATE. This includes information from all previously attended university or college transcripts, letters of recommendations, AT observation hours, personal essay and supplemental materials. Full application instructions can be found on the Gannon University, MAT page by visiting https://atcas.liaisoncas.com
    2.  Prospective MAT Students apply to the Graduate School/MAT program through ATCAS

      ATCAS

      1. Bachelor's Degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or a related field
      2. Minimum 2.75 overall GPA
      3. Undergraduate work in the following courses is required:
        • One semester biology (100 level course)
        • 200 level social/behavioral science (Gannon students take PSYCH 222)
        • One semester of physics (100 level course with or without lab is acceptable)
        • One semester of chemistry with lab
        • Exercise physiology with lab (3 or 4 credit depending on syllabus) *may be 3 credit with lab component embedded in course
        • 2 semesters of 3-4 credits of anatomy and physiology - lab required (may have a 3 credit course if syllabus identifies a lab component)
          • If anatomy is taken by itself then it must be two semesters, if physiology is taken by itself there must be 2 semesters OR
          • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
           
        • Statistics
        • Research Design/Methods - Recommended
           *** MUST have a C or better in all prerequisites
         
       
    3. Three letters of recommendation.
    4. International students should achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 or higher to be considered for full-time enrollment

    After provisional acceptance from the graduate school, complete the following;

    1. Technical Standards
    2. Background Check and Mandatory Reporter Training
    3. Physical (immunizations will be verified prior to beginning first clinical course)

    Prerequisite Course Work Required

    Must complete the following courses with a C or better in order to count for the MAT program

    • BIOL 100 level – Gannon course could be any BIOL that is not an anatomy / physiology course (ex. BIOL 104, 122, 124 etc. )
    • CHEM 100 level with lab (ex CHEM 103/104; 111/112)
    • PHYSICS 100 level with or without lab (recommend Gannon’s PHYS 101 but may take PHYS 105/106
    • 2 semesters of 3-4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology
      • Lab required unless the course syllabus identifies lab within the 3 credit course
      • Ex/ BIOL 115/116; BIOL 117/118 is what we recommend at Gannon University
      • *** if anatomy is taken separately from physiology then there must be two semesters of each (for example 2 semesters of anatomy and 2 semesters of physiology)
       
    • 200 level social or behavioral science
      • Recommended: PSYCH 222 but any 200 level psych or sociology course could work
       
    • SPRT 390 Exercise Physiology with lab (3 or 4 credits) if there is a 3 credit class then the syllabus must have a lab component embedded in course.
    • STATISTICS – recommend PSYCH 211 but may take the Math stats

    Application Deadline

    Rolling Admissions

    Admissions Notification

    Committee review process for direct admission

    Decision Letters

    Students will be notified of admissions decisions through the Office of Graduate Admissions after review of the application.

    Deposit Deadline

    Deposit of $500 (non-refundable) is required one month after receipt of decision letter

    Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships are limited and competitive

    Tuition and University Fees

    Estimated 2018-2019 Academic Year:

    • Per credit: $650 - beginning summer 2019
    • Application Fee: $85/first time ATCAS Fee
    • University Fee: $275/term
    • Graduation Fee: $80
    • Late Registration Fee: $50-100

    Program Fees $450

    • National Athletic Training/Association (NATA) membership fee.  Non-certified students $65/year for new members, and $85/year for renewing members.  Each student will have to be renewed yearly.
    • Optional:  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam - $340 for NSCA members, and $475 for non NSCA members
    • Board of Certification exam - First time $300, re-take candidates fee $400
    • Physicals and Immunizations - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Drug testing depending on clinical placement - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Travel to and from clinical placement - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Health insurance - student/family responsibility and is required for the program
    • Gannon University - Exercise Science/Master of Athletic Training has partnered with CastleBranch, one of the top ten background check and compliance management companies in the nation to provide you a secure account to manage your time sensitive school and clinical requirements.
    • New Student Application for background clearances:   $27
    • After full acceptance Compliance Tracker purchase:   $35
    • International Background Checks:  Approximately  $65
    • *prices for CastleBranch subject based on current background check costs

    Master's in Athletic Training 3+2  - Erie, PA (Internal Candidates)

    Start of Program
    Summer

    Length of Program
    Requires that graduates must complete a Baccalaureate degree and 6 semesters of professional preparation - total credits

    Admission Requirements  

    1. Apply to Gannon undergraduate admissions http://www.gannon.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate-Admissions/
      • Overall high school GPA of 3.0.
      • SAT of 1080 or ACT equivalent of 21.
      • International students should achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 to be considered for full-time enrollment.
       
    2. In the spring semester of Junior year *
      • GPA of 3.0 both overall and in prerequisite coursework.
       
    3. Junior Undergraduate Spring Semester the following items are required to be completed:  
       

    Prerequisite Course Work Required

    • One semester biology (100 level course)
    • 200 level social/behavioral science (Gannon students recommended to take PSYCH 222)
    • One semester of physics (100 level course with or without lab is acceptable)
    • One semester of chemistry with lab (100 level with lab)
    • Exercise physiology with lab (3 or 4 credit depending on syllabus) *may be 3 credit with lab component embedded in course
    • 2 semesters of 3-4 credits of anatomy and physiology - lab required (may have a 3 credit course if syllabus identifies a lab component)
    • If anatomy is taken by itself then it must be two semesters, if physiology is taken by itself there must be 2 semesters OR Anatomy and Physiology I & II
    • Statistics
    • Research Design/Methods - Recommended but not required

    *Must maintain a 3.0 GPA to matriculate as a guaranteed student

    Application Deadline

    Guaranteed admission as long as all requirements are met.  *Must complete the Gannon Grad application in Spring of Junior Year

    Admissions Review

    Reviewed by MAT Grad Admission Committee for Direct Admission by Spring, April 1st  

    Decision Letters

    Guaranteed admission is confirmed

    Deposit Deadline

    Deposit of $500 (non-refundable) is required one month after receipt of decision letter

    Prerecs Complete and Degree Conferred
    Prior to beginning of program - by May of the admission year

    Graduate Assistantships

    Limited - separate application required

    Applications for Assistantships are due by March 15th  

    Tuition and University Fees  

    Estimated 2018-2019 Academic Year:

    • Per credit: $650 - beginning summer 2019
    • University Fee: $275/term
    • Graduation Fee: $80
    • Late Registration Fee: $50-100

    **see http://www.gannon.edu/Financial-Aid/Tuition-and-Fees/  

    Program Fees $450.00

    • National Athletic Training/Association (NATA) membership fee.  Non-certified students $65/year for new members, and $85/year for renewing members.  Each student will have to be renewed yearly.
    • Optional:  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam - $340 for NSCA members, and $475 for non NSCA members
    • Board of Certification exam - First time $300, re-take candidates fee $400
    • Physicals and Immunizations - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Drug testing depending on clinical placement - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Travel to and from clinical placement - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Health insurance - student/family responsibility and is required for the program

    Gannon University - Master of Athletic Training has partnered with CastleBranch, one of the top ten background check and compliance management companies in the nation to provide you a secure account to manage your time sensitive school and clinical requirements.

    • New Student Application for background clearances:   $27
    • After full acceptance Compliance Tracker purchase:   $35

    ***Students not from Pennsylvania will be required to submit a background check from their state of residence upon acceptance to program and prior to their first clinical rotation

    ***International Background Checks:  Approximately  $65 - fees may vary by country of origin

    *prices for CastleBranch subject based on current background check costs

    Master of Athletic Training 2 Year Program - Erie, PA (Internal Candidates)

    Start of Program
    Summer

    Length of Program
    Requires that graduates must complete a Baccalaureate degree and 6 semesters of professional preparation - 59 credits

    Admission Requirements  

    Currently enrolled Global Students at GU should inquire about VISA status with Global Admission on a case by case basis.  Students will coordinate with MAT Program Director Bridget Phillip (office:  814-871-7412 or email:  philip001@gannon.edu)

    Currently enrolled Gannon University students applying for the 2 year program (post-baccalaureate) will apply through the Gannon Graduate Admission Application portal : 

    http://www.gannon.edu/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions/  

    Prerequisite Course Work Required

    • One semester biology (100 level course)
    • 200 level social/behavioral science (Gannon students recommended to take PSYCH 222)
    • One semester of physics (100 level course with or without lab is acceptable)
    • One semester of chemistry with lab (100 level with lab)
    • Exercise physiology with lab (3 or 4 credit depending on syllabus) *may be 3 credit with lab component embedded in course
    • 2 semesters of 3-4 credits of anatomy and physiology - lab required (may have a 3 credit course if syllabus identifies a lab component)
    • If anatomy is taken by itself then it must be two semesters, if physiology is taken by itself there must be 2 semesters OR Anatomy and Physiology I & II
    • Statistics
    • Research Design/Methods - Recommended

    Application Deadline

    Spring semester by April 1st  

    Admissions Review

    Reviewed by MAT Grad Admission Committee for Direct Admission by Spring, April 1st  

    Decision Letters

    Reviewed by MAT Graduate Admissions Committee on rolling basis

    Deposit Deadline

    Deposit of $500 (non-refundable) is required one month after receipt of decision letter

    Prerecs Complete and Degree Conferred
    All prerequisites must be completed within the past five years preceding entry into the program

    Graduate Assistantships

    Limited - separate application required

    Applications for Assistantships are due by March 15th  

    Tuition and University Fees  

    Estimated 2018-2019 Academic Year:

    • Per credit: $650 - beginning summer 2019
    • University Fee: $275/term
    • Graduation Fee: $80
    • Late Registration Fee: $50-100

    **see http://www.gannon.edu/Financial-Aid/Tuition-and-Fees/  

    Program Fees $450.00  

    • National Athletic Training/Association (NATA) membership fee.  Non-certified students $65/year for new members, and $85/year for renewing members.  Each student will have to be renewed yearly.
    • Optional:  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam - $340 for NSCA members, and $475 for non NSCA members
    • Board of Certification exam - First time $300, re-take candidates fee $400
    • Physicals and Immunizations - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Drug testing depending on clinical placement - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Travel to and from clinical placement - costs vary, student's responsibility
    • Health insurance - student/family responsibility and is required for the program

    Gannon University - Master of Athletic Training has partnered with CastleBranch, one of the top ten background check and compliance management companies in the nation to provide you a secure account to manage your time sensitive school and clinical requirements.

    • New Student Application for background clearances:   $27
    • After full acceptance Compliance Tracker purchase:   $35

    ***Students not from Pennsylvania will be required to submit a background check from their state of residence upon acceptance to program and prior to their first clinical rotation

    ***International Background Checks:  Approximately  $65 - fees may vary by country of origin

    *prices for CastleBranch subject based on current background check costs

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