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
- Admission Deadline: November 1, 2023
- Classes begin: June 24, 2024
Review of applications will occur as applicants are submitted and will be completed prior to interviews. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted within 2-3 weeks of submitting their application to schedule an interview. All applicants that submit by the admissions deadline and meet the minimum application requirements will be invited for a video conference interview. This allows us to consider all applicants the same and get to know them during the interview process. Interviews will occur between November 1st and 17th.
Our goal is to offer admissions decisions by December 1, 2023.
***Interviews will take place virtually via Zoom.***
AT Central Application System (ATCAS): https://atcas.liaisoncas.com
- 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
- 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 admissions offer has been extended. Detailed instructions for the University of Utah Graduate School application process will be included in the offer letter.
Please review the International Student Application Policy prior to applying through ATCAS.
- 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 3.0 or higher GPA in prerequisite coursework
- 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.
- Respecting the rights of others
- Welfare and dignity of others
- Best possible patient care at all times
- Seek evidence-based practice patterns
- 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.
First-generation college graduate, self-supporting
To ensure we are properly able to assess these values, attributes, and characteristics all qualified applicants are invited for an interview.
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.
Justin Rigby, PhD, LAT, ATC
Program Director, Athletic Training