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Admissions Information

  • Admission

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


    Admission Requirements

    Professional Master of Athletic Training (post- baccalaureate)

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 overall grade point average (4.0 scale).
    • Two 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: Minimum TOEFL iBT of 80.
    • Prerequisite course requirements: 
      • Biology (1 semester)
      • Chemistry (1 semester)
      • Physics (1 semester)
      • Psychology (1 semester)
      • Anatomy (1 semester)
      • Physiology (1 semester)


    Provisional Acceptance to the MAT is granted by the Gannon University Graduate School. A letter will be sent to the Student granting Provisional Acceptance. To obtain Full Acceptance the Student will be required to submit the following documents.


    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

    Costs and 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)