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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Master of Athletic Training at the University of Utah. Please review all the application materials carefully.

Application Deadlines & Timeline

  • Priority admissions: December 1, 2021
  • Late admissions: February 1, 2022
  • Classes begin: June 23, 2022

Priority Admissions

For applicants seeking first consideration and to be eligible for AT program scholarships.


Review of applications will occur as applicants are submitted and will be completed prior to interviews. Interviews will occur on January 14, 2022, for all applicants that submit their application before the priority deadline. Admissions decisions for these applicants will occur by January 28, 2022.

We do not have admission decisions prior to January 28, 2022. This allows us to consider all the applicants the same and get to know them during the January 14, 2022 interview process

**If an on-campus interview is difficult due to travel or other circumstances, a video-conference interview can be requested.

Late Admissions

Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2022. Applications accepted after the priority admissions process will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Once all cohort spots are filled, applicants during the late admission period may be placed on the program’s waitlist. Late admissions applicants may be subject to a $30 extra Graduate School application fee.

Direct Admit

Direct admit candidates are outstanding applicants who are offered admission without the necessity of an interview. Applicants selected for direct admit will be notified by email prior to January 14, 2022.


AT Central Application System (ATCAS):

  • General application on ATCAS
    • Includes a CV and Personnel Statement
  • 2-letters of recommendations. We recommend the following for your letters of recommendation:
    • One letter should come from a certified athletic trainer about your clinical ability
    • One letter should come from a professor or any professional about your academic ability
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended
  • Essay
    • Describe how your life experiences have prepared you for the rigors of graduate education and how they make you a qualified candidate for the athletic training program.
  • Prerequisite Information
  • Signed Technical Standards document

*Applicants DO NOT need to apply to the University of Utah Graduate School unless a formal offer for an interview has been extended. Detailed instructions for the University of Utah Graduate School application process will accompany a request for an interview.

International Applicants

Please review the International Student Application Policy prior to applying through ATCAS.

Minimal Requirements

  • At least a 3.0 or higher undergraduate weighted mean GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated based upon the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) if the student attended a U.S. institution.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university
  • Completion of the prerequisite course and observation hours

**NO GRE score is required


Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to provide evidence of completed vaccinations for Hepatitis B (three successive shots), TB test (within one year), MMR, and TDAP (within the last 10 years). We recommend other vaccinations that are standard for all healthcare providers, for example, flu vaccine.

Master of Athletic Training Admissions Mission Statement

The University of Utah Master of Athletic Training program's mission is to admit individuals from varied backgrounds and experiences to create a vibrant learning experience that highlights each individuals' contributions. This dynamic learning environment is aimed to create better athletic training clinicians that care for and understand their patients better. The following values, attributes, and characteristics are values in our admissions process.

  • Compassionate
  • Respecting the rights of others
  • Welfare and dignity of others
  • Advocate
  • Best possible patient care at all times
  • Seek evidence-based practice patterns
  • Integrity
  • Promote the highest quality of health care

Values, attributes, and characteristics were adapted from the National Athletic Trainers' Association Code of Ethics and Manifesto.

We recommend applicants share how they hold these values, attributes, and characteristics through the following means in their application.

Life experiences: Compassion, respect, welfare, dignity, and advocate for others

Volunteer and community service, experience with diverse populations, and employment history

Educational background: Promote evidence-based practice patterns and highest quality of health care

Research activities, history of health care employment or volunteer, undergraduate major, science and non-science academic merit

Cultural background: Advocate and best possible patient care at all times

Multicultural and international experiences. Bilingual/multilingual.

Socioeconomic background

First-generation college graduate, self-supporting

To ensure we are properly able to assess these values, attributes, and characteristics all applicants are invited for an interview. We do not have admissions decisions prior to January 28, 2022. This allows us to consider all applicants the same and get to know them during the January 14, 2022 interview process.

College of Health Commitment to Diversity Excellence in Admissions

The University of Utah College of Health strives to promote diversity and inclusion among its students, faculty, and staff with the realization that diverse perspectives and life experiences strengthen our academic community in multiple ways. By creating a welcoming and supportive environment that encourages academic excellence and diverse perspectives, we work toward the creation of opportunities for all to learn from one another by sharing our wealth of talents and histories. Each of our departments offers degrees in professions focused on health, wellness, and research. With the increasingly rich complexity of our population, we recognize the need for our graduates to reflect on the diversity of our community. Furthermore, we also recognize the strong and positive impact a diverse collection of faculty, staff, students, and alumni can have on issues of health equity and the valuable role our College can play in reducing health disparities for all populations.


The Master of Athletic Training program was awarded a certain number of slots for the Western Regional Graduate Program. If you are a non-resident from the Western United State, please reference tuition costs associated with the program.

For information about The University of Utah MAT program tuition, please visit the Financial and Business Services website.

Please refer to the MAT Program Cost & Financial Assistance guide for additional information regarding tuition costs and available financial assistance.

Application Process

MAT Admissions Application Process


Justin Rigby, PhD, LAT, ATC

Program Director, Athletic Training


Phone: 801-213-1315