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Candidates for the entry-level 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 the five-year 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.
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 Training
Association (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. Criminal background checks are
required for any clinical site where you may come in contact with
minors. There is a fee associated with obtaining this background
check. You must have a PA Child Abuse Background Check, a PA State
Police Background Check and a FBI fingerprinting check
3. Some clinical education sites
may require you to obtain mandatory child abuse reporting training.
This training is available through the PA Crime Prevention Unit.
Courses are live events scheduled through the Crime Prevention
Center. The cost is approximately $10 but the fee structure is
determined by the Crime Prevention Center and is subject to
4. 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
5. You must have your First Aid,
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification for this
program. This certification will be obtained through your courses
(GSPRT 505) but is still an additional cost. The cost for the
initial certification is approximately $29 but is subject to change
based upon the American Red Cross and/or provider cost. Bloodborne
pathogen training is also required as part of the GSPRT 505 course.
The cost is in addition to the CPR certification. The fee is
approximately $25 but is subject to change based upon the American
Red Cross and/or provider cost.
6. If you are a 5 yr. program
student, you will have the option to sit for the certified strength
and conditioning specialist exam. This exam is an additional cost
of $260 for NSCA members and $395 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
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
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
MAT Program students are required to undergo a physical examination annually. A copy of the completed health form must be sent to the Gannon University MAT Program Director for review prior to the beginning of the clinical education experience. A list of current immunizations is also needed along with the physical. The physical and immunization form is located on the website. All physical examination records are housed with the Gannon University MAT Program in a secured location. The deadline for completion is specified in the letter you receive from Gannon University. Receipt must be verified before Athletic Training Program Students will be allowed to attend the clinical education experience.
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