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Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by athletic trainers comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers provide services according to educational preparation and state practice act.

The University of Missouri School of Health Professions offers a professional program in athletic training. The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree prepares students through the use of an integrated curricular design focused on patient-centered care. The two year program (six semesters) develops collaborative practice ready clinicians through a variety of clinical experiences both on and off campus. In partnership with MU Health, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, the Athletic Training Program provides robust educational experiences, including simulation and standardized patient encounters. The culmination of these rich experiences prepares students to provide exceptional health care and become leaders in the athletic training profession.

Degrees Offered

Athletic Training, Master of Athletic Training

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application Launch Date: Early August

Application Deadline for Summer Entrance: Review of applications will begin in November and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is appropriately filled.

  • Minimum GRE Score: not required
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework (4.00=A)
  • Completion of undergraduate course prerequisites (or equivalent)
  • Completion of all required application materials
  • Acceptance to the Athletic Training Program and the MU Graduate School

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Athletic Training Program

  • Completion of Program Application – must be completed through Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) https://atcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
    • Transcripts
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume
    • Prerequisites (can be in progress) C or better
    • GPA – 3.0/4.0 for last 60 hours of coursework
    • Technical Standards Form
    • CPR Certification
  • ATCAS applicants may be invited to complete an interview before an admission decision is made.*

*Note: Not all applicants will be asked to participate in an interview as part of their admissions process.

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application (Submission completed within 30 days after acceptance to the Athletic Training Program)
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For more information, please visit our website: https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/athletic-training/