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.

Application deadlines

  • Apply early decision by October 15 (application opens May 15, 2024)
  • Apply priority decision January 15 (application opens October 15, 2024)
  • If you apply after January 15, you’ll be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full

Admission criteria 

Nebraska Wesleyan University uses a holistic process to review all applications and select students with a variety of skills, views and experiences. NWU’s Master of Athletic Training program requires the following for admittance.

  • Complete the Master of Athletic Training application form.
  • Earn a GPA of 3.0 with junior standing at NWU in the Exercise Science (Pre-AT) major or earn 3.0 GPA and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (Traditional MAT). 
  • Satisfactorily complete (C or better) pre-requisite courses by the time of official acceptance:
    • Anatomy (1 course with lab)
    • Physiology (1 course with lab)
    • Biology (1 course)
    • Chemistry (1 course)
    • Physics (1 course)
    • Exercise Physiology (1 course)
    • Biomechanics (1 course)
    • Psychology (1 course)
    • Nutrition (1 course)
  • Submit a resume that documents previous volunteer work, internship and/or work experience.
  • Complete 50 hours of documented observation under a Certified Athletic Trainer.
  • 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 listed above are submitted, they are reviewed by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee; qualified applicants will interview with the committee.