Athletic Training Program Admission Requirements

Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Master of Athletic Training

  • Must be enrolled in YSU’s Accelerated Exercise Science degree track or an Affiliated Institution OR have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to the start of the MAT program in May. 

  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C”:

    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I or Gross Anatomy (BIOL 1551/L or BIOL 3705)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II or Human Physiology (BIOL 1552/L or BIOL 3730)
    • General Biology I and Lab (BIOL 2601/L)
    • General Chemistry and Lab (CHEM 1515/L)
    • Physics I and Lab (PHYS 1501/L or PHYS 1506)
    • Kinesiology or Biomechanics (KSS 3720/L)
    • Exercise Physiology (KSS 3710)
    • General Psychology (PSYC 1506)
    • Normal Nutrition (FNUT 1551)
    • Statistics (KSS 3705 or equivalent)
  • Materials to be submitted as supplemental materials (through online application portal)

    • A personal statement (2 page maximum) discussing personal and professional influences that led you to want to pursue a career in athletic training, and short- and long-term goals that you have for your education and future professional career.
    •  A current resume
    •  Two letters of reference and recommendation form to support your application to the program and speak toward you academic and scholarly success and future potential as an athletic trainer. One of the reference letters must be from an Athletic Trainer.
    •  Official transcripts from all College/Universities attended. Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grade point scale for admission into the MAT program. All applicants must receive a “C” or better in all prerequisite coursework.
    •  Proof of a minimum of 50 observation hours with an Athletic Trainer. (Athletic Training Observation Hour Log)
    •  Verification of CPR for Basic Life Support.
    • Completion of an interview with program faculty and programmatic stakeholders.
    •  Must be able to meet the minimum technical standard requirements and complete the technical standards document.
  • The deadline for application submission is May 1. International students must submit applications by January 1. All applications will be reviewed by program faculty. Applications after this deadline will be accepted and reviewed, however, acceptance into the MAT program will be dictated by the space and enrollment in the current cohort. 

  • Be admitted to the University Graduate School