Effective Summer 2020, the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) has been discontinued along with the Health & Wellness 3+2 Master of Athletic Training. No external admissions will be accepted into these programs for Fall 2020.

Admission Requirements

The Department of Athletic Training at Mount St. Joseph University participates in the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service, known as ATCAS. All applicants applying to the Master of Athletic Training Program must apply online using the ATCAS application. See the MAT Admission Requirements web page for more information.

The Mount St. Joseph University Athletic Training Education Program has a limited enrollment program that admits post-baccalaureate students (MAT program) and MSJ undergraduate Health and Wellness majors after completing 98 credit hours (BS/MAT program).

MAT Admission criteria:

  • Conferment of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to program start or currently enrolled Health and Wellness major, junior status
  • Overall and prerequisite GPA > 3.0/ 4.0
  • No prerequisite with a grade < C (includes C-, C, C+)
  • GRE scores (within 5 years of application deadline)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 80 hours of observation verified by an AT
  • At least 2/3rds of prerequisite course work completed prior to application deadline (All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation date.)
  • Completion of the ATCAS application including ALL verifications, transcripts, etc. by the application deadline as posted on ATCAS
  • Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate an established level of English proficiency by taking the internet based TOEFL (iBT) and have a minimum cumulative score of 90 with minimum individual scores of 26 in speaking, 22 in listening, 20 in writing, 22 in reading.  Only official scores will be accepted and the testing must be within two years of application to the program.
  • Participate in an interview process

Completion of the following prerequisite with a grade of C or better and a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (11 hours)*

  • Anatomy & Physiology with lab (8)
  • Statistics (3)
  • General Biology with lab (4)*
  • General Chemistry with lab (4)*
  • General Physics with lab (4)*

*Recommended until 2020; Required after July 1, 2020

Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

  • Psychology (3)* or
  • Sociology/Cultural Anthropology (3)

*Recommended until 2020; Required after July 1, 2020

Health and Exercise Sciences (6 Hours of lecture courses and  at least 1 with lab)
Examples:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Personal/Community Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Motor Control
  • Exercise Prescription

Program Requirements

Hours: 61

Category I Clinical Courses - 16 hours

ATR 541 Prevention and Acute Care Clinical I (1)
ATR 542 Pediatric and Adult Populations Clinical I (2)
ATR 543 Pediatric and Adult Populations Clinical II (2)
ATR 644 Primary Care and Rehabilitation Clinical I (1)
ATR 645 Primary Care and Rehabilitation Clinical II (1)
ATR 646 Prevention and Acute Care Clinical II (1)
ATR 647 Internship I (4)
ATR 648 Internship II (4)

Category II Courses - 45 hours

ATR 511 Assessment and Management I: Prevention and Acute Care (4)
ATR 511A Assessment and Management I: Prevention and Acute Care (LAB) (0)
ATR 512 Assessment and Management II: Musculoskeletal Medicine (4)
ATR 512A Assessment and Management II: Musculoskeletal Medicine (LAB) (0)
ATR 521 Therapeutic Intervention I: Physical Agents and Exercise (4)
ATR 521A Therapeutic Intervention I: Physical Agents and Exercise (LAB) (0)
ATR 522 Therapeutic Intervention II: Athletic Performance and Conditioning (4)
ATR 522A Therapeutic Intervention II: Athletic Performance and Conditioning (LAB) (0)
ATR 530 Research Methods in Health Sciences (3)
ATR 551 Healthcare Policy and Administration (3)
ATR 613 Assessment and Management III: Medical Conditions and Mental Health (4)
ATR 613A Assessment and Management III: Medical Conditions and Mental Health (LAB) (0)
ATR 623 Therapeutic Interventions III: Biomechanical Analysis and Ergonomics (2)
ATR 631 EBP Project Development (1)
ATR 632 EBP Project Implementation (1)
ATR 653 Professional Issues in Athletic Training (2)
ATR 661 Advanced Practice in Athletic Training (2)
ATR 662 Athletic Training Capstone (3)
BIO 526 Human Gross Anatomy with LAB (8)
BIO 526A Human Gross Anatomy (LAB) (0)

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the athletic training program will be able to:

  • effectively communicate and collaborate with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals when providing patient care and advancing knowledge of the AT profession.
  • apply contemporary principles of prevention, health promotion, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention to address patients’ needs and the community
  • utilize critical judgment, problem solving, clinical reasoning, and evidence in the delivery of patient/client care and enhancement of patient/client health and well-being.
  • demonstrate the legal, ethical, and culturally competent behaviors of an athletic trainer while working in a collaborative healthcare team.