Admissions Information

  • Admission

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

    ATCAS

    Admission Requirements

    Professional Master of Athletic Training (post- baccalaureate)

    • 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:
      • Biomechanics or Kinesiology
      • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Exercise Testing and Prescription
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Nutrition
      • Psychology
      • Research Methods and/or Statistics
       
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Personal essay
    • Students whose native language is not English and who intend to begin their degree immediately must demonstrate English language proficiency with the following documentation: a minimum TOEFL iBT of 79

     

    Acceptance

    Provisional Acceptance to the MAT is granted by the Gannon University Graduate School.

    Upon Formal Acceptance/Retention Requirements

    • Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average
    • Proof of CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification (or equivalent)
    • Proof of Membership in the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
    • Proof of Medical Liability Insurance
    • Proof of passing a Background Check
    • Signed copy of the MAT Communicable Disease Policy
    • Completed Athletic Training Program Emergency Contact Form
    • Completed Blood-borne Pathogen Training
    • Completed HIPPA Training
    • Signed copy of the MAT Confidentiality Acknowledgement Form
    • Compliance with all MAT policies as listed in the handbook

    Associated Costs with the Athletic Training Program (Student's Responsibility)

    •  Gannon University  Tuition & Fees
    • Clinical Education Uniform (Black or khaki pants/shorts, closed toe shoes)
    • Transportation (to and from), food, & housing for Clinical Education Sites
    • Parking Permit at clinical sites (if required)
    •  National Athletic Trainers Association Student Membership ($80 year)
    • Physical, Immunizations, and any other medical costs
    • CPR/AED certification (~$27)
    • Individual Professional Liability Insurance (~$40 year)
    • Certified Background/Online program document storage/ Background Check/Finger Printing (Year 1: $118 Year 2: $31 )
    •  Board of Certification Examination (Last semester in MAT, $35 application fee, $300 exam)