MAT Admission Requirements

Admission to the MAT program is competitive and selective. Applicants are required to complete the online application and submit on or before March 1st. 

Admission Requirements

Required Prerequisite Coursework

(All courses below need a C or better)

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics (or equivalent)
  • General Chemistry (or equivalent)
  • Physics (or equivalent, such as Biomechanics, etc..)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • 1st Aid/AED/CPR/EMT certifications

Additional Requirements

  • A minimum College/University bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and prerequisite GPA of 3.0.
  • In-person or Zoom interview with MAT Faculty

Optional Requirements

  • Clinical observation hours under the direct supervision of a Board of Certification (BOC) and state credentialed, certified athletic trainer.
Application and Admission Directions

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application*
  • Pre-requisite coursework completed (unofficial transcript acceptable until completion of undergraduate coursework)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Interview with MAT Program faculty

*Students also have the option to apply through the ATCAS (Athletic Training Centralized Application System).

Entry into the Master of Athletic Training Program involves formal application by candidates and competitive selection by the MAT admissions committee. Thus, admission of qualified applicants is not guaranteed and is competitive. Applicants must achieve the minimum acceptance score on the Heidelberg University MAT Applicant Admission Assessment form in order to be considered for acceptance. If there are more applicants who meet the minimum threshold than there are available slots in the MAT, then applicants will be rank ordered based upon their score on the Applicant Admission Assessment Form.