Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for competitive admission to the Master of Athletic Training program.

  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE: A bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) from an accredited North American college or university, or a comparable degree from a recognized foreign college or university must be earned before the start of the program.
  • PREREQUISITES: Completion of prerequisite courses or acceptable approved equivalents with a grade of C- or higher by the start of the program. Due to COVID-19, any prerequisite course taken as PA/NP or S/U will be accepted if taken any semester between Spring 2020 and Summer 2021. Required prerequisite course:
    •  Biology I - BIOLOGY 1113
    • Chemistry - CHEM 1210
    • Physics I - PHYSICS 1200
    • Introductory Psychology - PSYCH 1100
    • Human Anatomy - ANATOMY 2300 or 3300
    • Human Physiology - EEOB 2520 or PHYSIO 3200
    • Lab sections of Anatomy, Biology I, Chemistry I and Physics I are required. However, a lab is recommended but not required for Physiology
    • If Anatomy and Physiology courses are offered as a combined course, two course of the combined anatomy-physiology content are required (ex: A&P I and A&P II)
  • GPA: Academic achievement is demonstrated by the cumulative grade-point average and the grades earned in the program prerequisites. The GPA will be computed using ALL grades earned from ALL institutions attended, and only applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of application will be evaluated for possible admission.
  • STATEMENT: A statement is required from all applicants relative to their background and interest in the Athletic Training profession and their viewpoints on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the athletic training profession. A maximum 4500-character count. 
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Two letters of recommendation are required for all applicants. One recommendation must be from a certified athletic trainer. Other suggested recommendations include a faculty/professor, supervisor, or non-personal individual.
  • INTERVIEW: An interview (on campus or virtual) will be offered to qualifying applicants and is by invitation only.
  • TOEFL (International Students Only): A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (or 79 on the internet version) will be required of applicants whose native language is not English. An alternative English proficiency test, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will also be accepted with scores of 7 or higher.
  • HOURS OF OBSERVATION (Preferred): 
    There is no minimum hour requirement and Ohio State does not organize or provide these experiences. If hours are submitted as supplemental material, no specific format is required for submitted hours.

Application Process

Application Process

Applicants must meet minimum requirements and submit requested materials to be considered for admission. Contact with questions.

MAT Application

Important Dates

August 15, 2022 - MAT application opens

October 1, 2022 - Deadline to submit the MAT application and required materials for early action and consideration for Ohio State Graduate School Fellowships

December 15, 2022 - Final deadline to submit the MAT application

January 2023 - Interviews held 

May 31, 2023 - Classes begin for the first MAT cohort