Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Master of Athletic Training - Admissions

Athletic Training

Admission Requirements

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

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • Acceptable reference recommendations
  • Completion of Manchester University Health Form and vaccination record

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
  • Statistics 
    • Statistics courses counted for the prerequisite should address the following topics. These topics should be included in the course description provided by the applicant.
      An introduction to statistical techniques used in the social and natural sciences. Topics include: graphical and numerical summaries of data; sampling and experimental design; elementary probability; binomial, uniform, normal, student’s t, and chi-squared distributions; hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means and proportions, ANOVA, and linear regression. Statistical software is introduced during weekly lab sessions. Students are expected to be proficient in using computer applications and the campus network.


Application and Admission

Manchester University employs a rolling application and admissions process for the MAT program. Applications can be submitted any time after September 15 of the year prior to entrance into the program. When an application is received the applicant’s record is immediately reviewed by the admissions committee with regard to admission requirements. If most entrance requirements are met, an in-person or video interview will be scheduled. The admissions committee will then convene, and the admission decision will be communicated to the applicant soon after the completion of the interview. Any offer of admission is contingent upon completion of an undergraduate degree and completion of the MAT program prerequisites (see Conditional Admission below). 

To apply to the program:

There are two ways to submit your application:

    • Applying ONLY to Manchester University – use the MU online submission form.  There is a $60 application fee associated with this method, and applicants are required to upload course descriptions for prerequisite courses.  Click here.
    • Applying to multiple programs - MU is a participating member of the Athletic Training Centralized Application System™ (ATCAS).  ATCAS allows applicants to upload all application information one time, and then that information is shared with the programs to which applicants are applying.  There is an initial fee plus a per application fee. Click here.

    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: Manchester University, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Attn: Dr. Mark Huntington, 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

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

    • 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:
      • Student does not meet regular admission standards but shows evidence of capability to achieve success in the graduate program; 
      • 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.

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