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Admission Requirements

A limited number of applicants will be admitted to the Master of Athletic Training program. A maximum of 16 students will be admitted to the program each year. The following are program admission requirements and required application materials. Applicants must apply for admission to the MAT through the ATCAS portal.

Exceptions to Admission Policy for 2021-2022 due to COVID-19

  • If your institution converted course grading to Pass/Fail or similar due to COVID-19, the passing grade will be accepted without affecting your prerequisite GPA.
  • Due to challenges obtaining the required observation hours for admission to the MAT, we have decided to make observation hours optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

The following items need to be submitted through ATCAS:

  1. Official transcripts verifying completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and completion of pre-requisite coursework with a grade of C or better.

    Pre-requisite courses:
    • Biology*
    • Physics*
    • Chemistry*
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology**
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Kinesiology or Biomechanics
    • General Psychology
    • Human Nutrition
    • Statistics
    *Courses must be a minimum of 4 credits and include a laboratory component.
    **Applicant must complete a two-semester sequence of anatomy and physiology with a laboratory component. This can be a two-semester combined anatomy and physiology course, or separate anatomy and physiology courses.

  2. Letters of Recommendation​​
    • Applicants must provide letters of evaluation from two individuals who can speak directly to the applicants’ potential success in a professional studies program in athletic training.
    • At least one letter from either a healthcare provider or a current or former faculty member from the applicant’s undergraduate degree program is preferred.
  3. Personal Statement describing your professional goals and why you have chosen Athletic Training as a career.
  4. Technical Standards Form
    • Applicants must review and sign the Technical Standards Form (TSF).
    • Applicants must indicate on the TSF if they require accommodations to successfully complete the MAT.
  5. Observation Hours
    • ​Applicants must complete 50 hours of documented observation/job shadowing in athletic training under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
  6. Proof of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association
  7. Interview with MAT admission committee
    • Once all required application materials have been submitted to ATCAS, qualified applicants will be invited to interview with the admissions committee.
    • Interviews can be conducted in person or through a web conference such as Skype.
  8. After acceptance to the MAT, students must also apply for graduate studies admission at UW-Green Bay.

Priority Admissions Policy

Applicants that have submitted their materials through ATCAS prior to November 1st each year will be reviewed by the admissions team as they are submitted, and applicants will receive an early admissions decision. Applications received after November 1st will be considered for admissions after priority admissions decisions have been made.

MAT Provisional Admissions Policy

  • Applicants that do not meet the minimum overall GPA requirement of a 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission to the program if space is available. 
  • Applicants that meet the following criteria will be considered for provisional admissions:
    • Overall Undergraduate GPA 2.6-2.9
    • Pre-requisite GPA of 2.0 or better
    • Overall recommendation of at least "recommend" on letters of evaluation.
    • MAT selection committee unanimous recommendation of provisional admission.
  • Students admitted to the MAT on provisional status must complete the first 9 credits of MAT coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If the student is not able to achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher following completion of the first 9 credits, they will be removed from the program.

Required documents for admitted students

Once accepted to the UW-Green Bay Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program, the following documentation must be submitted to the Program Director prior to starting classes: 

  • Applicants are required to provide verification that a Physical Examination has been completed within 12 months of applying to the program by an approved health care provider (MD, DO, PA, CNP) confirming students meet the physical and mental abilities required of an athletic trainer.
  • Applicants are required to submit the UW-Green Bay Vaccination Verification form indicating the following vaccination have been completed: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis(Tdap).
  • Proof of a Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the past 12 months. 
  • Complete a healthcare provider background check. Information on how to complete the healthcare provider background check will be provided by the Program Director after applicants have accepted their admission to the MAT.
  • MAT students will need to show proof of antibody titers and/or influenza vaccination prior to starting clinical rotations.