• Admission Requirements

    Professional Masters of Athletic Training

    1. Prospective MAT Students apply to the Graduate School/MAT program through ATCAS 


      • Bachelor’s Degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or a related field
      • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA
      • Undergraduate work in the following courses is recommended:
        • Nutrition
        • Exercise Physiology
        • Human Anatomy and Physiology
        • Psychology
        •  Research Methods and/or Statistics
        • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
        •  Biomechanics or Kinesiology
        •  Exercise testing and prescription
      • Three letters of recommendation.
      • International students should achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 to be considered for full-time enrollment.
    2. After provisional acceptance from the graduate school, complete the following;
    3. After successful completion of the above paperwork, Gannon University will notify the student electronically of their final acceptance into the MAT Program.

    3+2 Accelerated Masters of Athletic Training

    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. End of Sophomore year;
      • GPA of 3.0 both overall and in prerequisite coursework.
    3. Junior Undergraduate Spring Semester the following items are required to be completed:

    Admissions Process

    Candidates for the professional master's program will be considered for enrollment on a rolling basis. Students will only be considered for a summer entry start. Students will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along with the standard graduate school application as well as three letters of recommendation. Students will be notified of admissions decisions through the Office of Graduate Admissions after review of the application. Students will be required to submit official transcripts and verification of degree completion prior to starting coursework.

    Candidates who wish to be admitted to the3+2 accelerated master's program will be considered according to the entry guidelines that have been set forth above. Students who meet admissions criteria for the program will adhere to the application deadlines defined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

    Tuition and Program Specific Costs

    Specific Gannon University costs can be found at: http://www.gannon.edu/Financial-Aid/Tuition-and-Fees/.  There are some specific costs attributed to the Gannon University MAT Program

      1. National Athletic TrainingAssociation (NATA) membership fee is required. Gannon University subscribes to ATrack Online as a way to track student learning and document clinical education experience hours. ATrack is free to NATA student members. The NATA membership for non-certified students is $65/year for new members and $85/yr. for renewing members.  Each student will have to be renewed yearly.
      2.  As part of the professional MAT Program you will be required to purchase apparel for your clinical education experiences. The cost is dependent on the clothing retailer. The polo shirts will be available to order after you come to campus. You are required to purchase two polo shirts for the program.
      3.  You will obtain your First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification for this program. This certification will be obtained through your course (GSPRT 505) at an additional cost. You are also required to obtain Bloodborne pathogen training as part of the GSPRT 505 course. The course fee for the certifications is $35 but is subject to change based upon the American Red Cross and/or provider cost.
      4.  There is a $50 course fee for GSPRT 509 which is Taping and Bracing of Athletic Injuries
      5. There is a $500 deposit that is applied to the first semester tuition. If a student decides to not attend, the fee is non-refundable.
      6.  You will have the option to sit for the certified strength and conditioning specialist exam. This exam is an additional cost of $340 for NSCA members and $475 for non NSCA members.
      7. In order to become an athletic trainer, students must pass the Board of Certification exam. The exam cost for first time test takers is $300. Re-take candidates fee is $400.
      8.  You are responsible for any cost associated with required physicals and immunizations. 
      9. There may be possible drug testing requirements depending on your clinical placement that is the student's responsibility. Cost will vary depending on clinical site.
      10. Students are responsible for their own travel to and from clinical sites. Based upon distance of clinical sites and gasoline prices, your cost will vary throughout the year.
      11. Each student is required to provide proof of health insurance prior to entry into the MAT Program. If you do not have health insurance through your parent and/or guardian, this cost will vary.

    Background Checks and Health Forms

    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.

    After you complete the order process and create your account on https://portal.castlebranch.com/gf43, you can log in to your account to monitor your order status, view your results, respond to alerts, and complete your requirements. 

    • New Student Application for background clearances: $27
    • After full acceptance Compliance Tracker purchase: $35
    • International Background Checks: Around $65