Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Admissions Requirements

The following items are required for successful admission to the Master of Athletic Training Program at Castleton University:

  1. Enrolled in the Castleton University Kinesiology/Pre-Athletic Training bachelor’s degree program OR earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time of matriculation to the MAT program.
  2. Completed admissions application online and submitted your application fee ($40).
  3. A statement that addresses why you want to pursue a master of athletic training degree, previous exposure you have had with an athletic trainer or another health care provider, and your professional goals. Please limit your statement to 500 words or less and include a word count at the end of your statement.
  4. Current Résumé.
  5. Two letters of reference that speak to your scholarship and potential as a health care professional (letters must be from persons other than Castleton University AT core faculty).
  6. Official transcript of all college/university work, both graduate, and undergraduate sent directly or transferred electronically from the issuing institution to the Castleton University Admissions Office. Admission to the program may be granted if the applicant has an undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale and shows an aptitude for graduate studies as reflected in references, writing ability, and personal objectives.
  7. The transcript must verify completion of all of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better:
  • Human Anatomy (3-4 cr with lab)
  • Human Physiology (3-4 cr with lab)
  • Chemistry (3-4 cr with lab)
  • Physics (3-4 cr with lab)
  • Biology (3-4 cr with lab)
  • Kinesiology or Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Public Health (or equivalent)
  • Personal Health (or equivalent)

Application Deadline and Process: 

Castleton University graduate applicants are encouraged to review the specific requirements above as well as learn more about the application process before applying online. Program faculty will review completed applications as they are received, therefore it is highly recommended that interested students apply prior to February 1.

Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after this deadline if space permits. Select applicants will be invited to interview.

After acceptance into the MAT program, students must:

  1. Provide a copy of your current Emergency Cardiac Care card or certificate (CPR certification at the professional rescuer level) by the time of matriculation to the MAT program.
  2. Complete a criminal background check by the time of matriculation to the MAT program.
  3. Meet minimum technical standard requirements to be eligible to participate in the MAT Program. Download the Technical Standards requirements.