A maximum of 16 students will be admitted to the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program each year. Applicants must apply for admission to the MAT through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) portal.
Apply for MAT
The following items need to be submitted through ATCAS:
- Official transcripts verifying completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and completion of prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better.
- Human Anatomy*
- Human Physiology*
- General Psychology
- Exercise Physiology
*Courses must be a minimum of 4 credits and include a laboratory component.
Although not prerequisite courses, the following are highly recommended:
- Kinesiology or Biomechanics
- Medical Terminology
- Athletic Training
- Health and Wellness
- Complete 25 hours of documented observation/job shadowing in athletic training under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
- 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 virtually.
After You're Accepted
Apply for graduate studies admission at UW-Green Bay. There will be $56 application fee paid through the UW System application.
Apply to UW-Green Bay
Once accepted to the UW-Green Bay MAT program, the following documentation need to be submitted:
- Review and sign the Technical Standards Form. Indicate if you require accommodations to successfully complete the master's of athletic training.
- Proof of certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association prior to beginning clinical experiences. BLS certification is offered by the MAT during the summer.
- 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.
- Provide immunization verification prior to beginning clinical experiences indicating the following vaccinations have been completed: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap), influenza vaccine, and COVID vaccination. Students may request exemption for medical, or religious reasons, students requesting exemption will need to contact the Program Director for more information.
- Provide proof of a Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the past 12 months.
- Complete a health care provider background check. Information on how to complete the health care provider background check will be provided by the Program Director after applicants have accepted their MAT admission.
Priority Admissions Policy
Applicants that have submitted their materials through ATCAS prior to November 1 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 1 will be considered for admissions after priority admissions decisions have been made.
MAT Provisional Admissions Policy
If you don't meet the minimum overall GPA requirement of a 3.0, you 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 of 2.6-2.9.
- Prerequisite GPA of 2.0 or better.
- Overall recommendation of at least "recommend" on letters of evaluation.
- MAT selection committee unanimous recommendation of provisional admission.
If you're admitted to the MAT on provisional status, you must complete the first 9 credits of MAT coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you're not able to achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher following completion of the first 9 credits, you will be removed from the program.
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