Master of Athletic Training Admission Requirements

The Master of Athletic Training two-year program will begin May 2025. The 3+2 program that features three years in a relevant undergraduate degree followed by two years of master's study will begin fall 2022.

Acceptance into the program is based on the admission material completed and submitted to the program director (or postmarked) on or before January 15. 

Admission to the standalone MAT

To be considered for admission to the MAT program, applicants must:

  • Complete the Master of Athletic Training application form when it becomes available.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Satisfactorily complete (C or better) pre-requisite courses:
    • Anatomy (1 course with lab)
    • Physiology (1 course with lab)
    • Biology (1 course with lab)
    • Chemistry (1 course with lab)
    • Physics (1 course with lab)
    • Exercise Physiology (1 course)
    • Biomechanics (1 course)
    • Psychology (1 course)
  • Submit a resume that documents previous volunteer, internship and/or work experience 
  • Complete 50 hours of documented observation under a Certified Athletic Trainer within the past year (e.g., in ATrack or similar)
  • Include three reference letters that speak to the applicant's readiness for graduate work. At least one reference must be from an allied health professional
  • After the application materials for the Master of Athletic Training program are submitted, they are reviewed by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee; qualified applicants will interview with the committee.

Admission to the 3+2 MAT for NWU students

Starting fall 2022, full-time undergraduate students at Nebraska Wesleyan University who meet certain eligibility requirements may apply for early admission to the Master of Athletic Training program. Students typically apply in the spring semester of their junior year. 

After the application materials listed above in the standalone Master of Athletic Training program are submitted, they are reviewed by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee; qualified applicants will interview with the committee.