University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Master of 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.

Admission Requirements for Professional Athletic Training Program (ATP)

  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. 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


Required courses67
Total Hours67

Degree Specific Credits: 67

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Required Courses

Complete the following courses:
ATEP 534Emergency Management in Athletic Training3
ATEP 536Foundations of Health Care in Athletic Training2
ATEP 537Foundations of Research and Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training2
ATEP 540Practicum in Athletic Training I3
ATEP 541Practicum in Athletic Training II3
ATEP 543Orthopedic Assessment I3
ATEP 545Diagnosis and Management of Sports Related Concussion2
ATEP 546General Medical Assessment3
ATEP 547Orthopedic Assessment II3
ATEP 550Practicum in Athletic Training III3
ATEP 551Practicum in Athletic Training IV3
ATEP 560Clinical Immersion in Athletic Training I2
ATEP 561Clinical Immersion in Athletic Training II6
ATEP 562Clinical Immersion in Athletic Training III4
ATEP 569Clinical Anatomy Laboratory1
ATEP 576Performance and Technology in Athletic Training3
ATEP 580Pharmacology for Sports Medicine1
ATEP 581Therapeutic Interventions I3
ATEP 583Therapeutic Interventions II3
ATEP 585Therapeutic Interventions III3
ATEP 588Healthcare Administration and Leadership in Athletic Training3
ATEP 590Research2
ATEP 594Seminar in Athletic Training1
ATEP 599Research Capstone in Athletic Training2
HHP 523Case Studies in Performance Psychology3
Total Hours67

Minimum Required Grade: C