Athletic Training M.A.T.

Program fee: There is an additional fee of $1186 per semester in addition to regular tuition and fees. This fee will help cover the cost of lab equipment, accreditation costs, adjunct teaching, and software. Other fees may include, but are not limited to: criminal background check ($55), vaccinations ($50), NATA membership fee ($70), ATCAS application fee ($90), graduate school application fee ($60), and a cadaver lab fee ($414).

Application process: Students who desire admission into the Master’s in Athletic Training Program must submit a formal application to ATCAS. 

Early Admission consideration: Students may submit their application for early consideration by November 1st. Up to half of the cohort may be filled at this time depending on the qualifications of the applicants. Applicants not accepted during early admission will still be considered with the regular admissions cycle unless the applicant does not meet the minimum application criteria.

Regular Admissions: Applications and supporting materials are due no later than February 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis if available slots exist. Students are encouraged to apply by the February 1st deadline as the program will likely reach capacity at that point. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis if available slots exist.

Formal notification of admission to the Master’s program will be made in writing.

Candidates who are NOT admitted to the program will also receive written notification of this decision.  Students may be selected as alternates and if a vacancy should become available prior to summer semester, these students will be informed.  Not all qualified candidates may be admitted to the Master’s program due to limited enrollment in clinical experiences.


  1. Submit Athletic Training Student Application through ATCAS (found online at: (pay application fee to ATCAS $90)

  2. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all college coursework (a GPA below 3.0 may be considered)

  3. Completed pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better (students may be enrolled in pre-requisite courses at time of application). Prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to the start of the professional program.

  4. Official transcript(s) of all college coursework (submit to ATCAS). Obtain a current official copy of all college course work.  Students must complete or be in the process of completing required course work prior to application to the professional athletic training program.

  5. Submit 2 professional letters of recommendation (submit to ATCAS)

    • All recommendations must be received by November 1st/February 1st.

    • Please do not request recommendations from personal friends. (At least one letter from a Certified Athletic Trainer or other healthcare professional who engages in routine clinical practice is strongly recommended.)

  6. 6.    Application essay which should address your professional goals and desire for pursuing athletic training as a career. (submit to ATCAS)

  7. Current resume (submit to ATCAS)

  8. Program Interview- in person, videoconference, or by phone.

  9. Submit secondary application to the University of Montana’s Graduate School upon acceptance to AT program ( (separate application fee from ATCAS $60)

Master of Athletic Training

College of Health

Degree Specific Credits: 67

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Required courses


Total Hours


Required Courses




Complete the following courses:

ATEP 534

Emergency Management in AT

3 credits

ATEP 536

Foundations in AT

2 credits

ATEP 537

Foundations of Research and Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training

2 credits

ATEP 540

Practicum in Athletic Training I

3 credits

ATEP 541

Practicum in Athletic Training II

3 credits

ATEP 543

Orthopedic Assessment I

3 credits

ATEP 545

Sports Related Concussion

2 credits

ATEP 546

General Medical Assessment

3 credits

ATEP 547

Orthopedic Assessment II

3 credits

ATEP 550

Practicum in Athletic Training III

3 credits

ATEP 551

Practicum in Athletic Training IV

3 credits

ATEP 560

Clinical Immersion in AT I

2 credits

ATEP 561

Clinical Immersion in AT II

6 credits

ATEP 562

Clinical Immersion in AT III

4 credits

ATEP 569

Clinical Anatomy Lab

1 credit

ATEP 576

Performance and Tech in AT

3 credits

ATEP 580

Pharmacology in Sports Medicine (Online)

1 credits

ATEP 581

Therapeutic Interventions I

3 credits

ATEP 583

Therapeutic Interventions II

3 credits

ATEP 585

Therapeutic Interventions III

3 credits

ATEP 588

Healthcare Administration and Leadership in Athletic Training

3 credits

ATEP 590


2 credits

ATEP 594

Seminar in Athletic Training

1 credit

ATEP 599

Capstone: Research in AT

2 credits

HHP 523

Case Studies in Performance Psychology

3 credits

Total Hours


Minimum Required Grade: C