Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to the Master of Athletic Training program must meet the following minimum requirements.

  1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  3. Certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  4. Acceptable reference recommendations
  5. Completion of Manchester University Health Form and vaccination record
  6. Completion of each of the following undergraduate courses with a minimum grade of C+ (2.30/4.00):

    • Human Anatomy with lab (Lecture and lab = at least 4.0 semester hours)
    • Human Physiology with lab (Lecture and lab = at least 4.0 semester hours)
    • Exercise Physiology with lab (Lecture and lab = at least 4.0 semester hours)
    • Biomechanics/Kinesiology
    • Nutrition
    • Principles of Fitness and Exercise Prescription
    • General Psychology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Introductory Statistics

Application

To apply to the program:

  • Complete the online application and submit: Graduate Application
  • For those undergraduate courses you wish to count for the published prerequisites for the program, send catalog course descriptions via e-mail attachment to mwhuntington@manchester.edu
  • Request an official transcript from the institution from which you received your undergraduate degree and have it sent to:

Dr. Mark Huntington
Program Director, Graduate Athletic Training
Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
N. Manchester, IN 46962

Review of applications to the MAT program will begin on Feb. 1 each year. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

In addition to the admission requirements listed above, students who earned their degree(s) outside the United States must submit all relevant documentation to World Education Services, Inc. (WES) for evaluation and interpretation. Students should request that WES perform a course-by-course evaluation, and they should have a report sent directly to Manchester University at the following address: Office of Graduate Studies, Manchester University, 604 E. College Avenue, North Manchester, IN 46962. Information about WES can be found at www.wes.org. Students are responsible for payment of fees to WES (not Manchester University) for this service.

Admission Status

Regular Admission
Applicants who meet all of the admission requirements will be awarded regular admission status.

Conditional Admission
Conditional admission may be awarded under the following circumstances:

  1. Student does not meet regular admission standards but shows evidence of capability to achieve success in the graduate program;
  2. Student’s academic background indicates that additional undergraduate course work is warranted before or concurrent with enrollment in graduate classes.

Special Admission
A student who does not intend to work toward a graduate degree at Manchester University but who wishes to take (a) course(s) for graduate credit may apply for admission as a special student. A maximum of six semester hours may be earned as a special student. To be admitted, the applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution by Sept. 1 of the year of admission as a special student, and have permission of the program director.

 


 

*The Manchester University Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


 
 
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