Admissions Information

  • Admission Requirements

    Entry Level Masters of Athletic Training

    1. Apply to Gannon graduate school
      1. Undergraduate degree (or expected completion of undergraduate degree prior to enrollment) in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or related field.
      2. Minimum 2.75 overall GPA, 2.75 in prerequisite courses.
      3. Three letters of recommendation.
    2. After provisional acceptance from the graduate school, complete the following;
      1. Technical Standards
      2. Background Check
      3. Physical (immunizations will be verified prior to beginning first clinical course)
    3. After successful completion of the above paperwork, Gannon University will notify the student electronically of their final acceptance into the MAT Program.

    Five Year Masters of Athletic Training

    1. Apply to Gannon undergraduate admissions
      1. Overall high school GPA of 3.0.
      2. SAT of 1000 (math and verbal) or ACT equivalent of 21.
      3. International students should achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 to be considered for full-time enrollment.
    2. End of Sophomore year;
      1. GPA of 3.0 both overall and in prerequisite coursework.
    3. Junior Undergraduate Spring Semester the following items are required to be completed:
      1. Technical Standards
      2. Background Check
      3. Physical  (immunizations will be verified prior to beginning first clinical course)

    Admissions Process

    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. 

    Tuition and Program Specific Costs

    Specific Gannon University costs can be found at:  There are some specific costs attributed to the Gannon University MAT Program

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Some clinical education sites may require you to purchase ACT 126 credits to confirm you understand the PA child abuse reporting system. This cost is minimal at $9.95 and is available from
    • 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 must have your First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification for this program. If you are in the 5 yr. program, this certification will be obtained through your courses but is still an additional cost
    • 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
    • You will be responsible for any cost associated with required physicals and immunizations. 
    • There may be possible drug testing requirements depending on your clinical placement. Cost will vary depending on clinical site

    Physical Examinations and Health Forms

    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.