Master of Athletic Training Program

Prequisites and Admission Process

Admissions to the UT MAT Program are on a rolling basis.  The first review of applications will take place on December 1, 2020 so candidates are encouraged to submit their materials prior to this date in order to receive full consideration.  Final deadline for application is April 3, 2021.

Prerequisite Requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (degree must be completed by the time of enrollment however degree may be in progress at the time of application)
  • 3.000 cumulative GPA for all academic work    
  • 3.000 GPA in prerequisite coursework (see below for details)
  • GRE score of 300 (150 verbal, 150 quantitative)
  • Required prerequisite courses include: biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, general psychology, statistics, nutrition and first aid.
  • Recommended prerequisite courses include: pharmacology, medical terminology, cadaver anatomy, medical ethics, scientific writing, research methods, personal health/wellness, pathophysiology, growth and motor development.

Application Components/Process:

  • Completed University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies Application 
  • 3 letters of recommendation- 1 letter must be from a Certified Athletic Trainer, 1 letter must be from a Professor/Instructor (if a student at the time of applying) or employer (if not a student at the time of applying), remaining letter must be from a non-relative 
  • Personal Statement that discusses the role of an athletic trainer in healthcare and their desire to join the field.  
  • Official transcripts 
  • Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care certification 

Prerequisite Coursework


  • Biology + Lab (6-8 credits)
  • General Chemistry + Lab (6-8 credits)
  • General Physics + Lab (6-8 credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology + Lab (6-8 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology + Lab (3-4 credits)
  • Human Biomechanics/Kinesiology + Lab (3-4 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • First Aid (3 credits) ***


  • Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (3 credits)
  • Cadaver Anatomy (3 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits)
  • Scientific Writing/Research Methods (3 credits)
  • Personal Health/Wellness (3 credits)
  • Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • Growth and Motor Development (3 credits)

 ***Students may also obtain CPR/AED Certification without having completed a course.  Certification must be accepted by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (see UToledo MAT Policies and Procedures Manual for the complete list)

Course Equivalency
A list of UToledo Course Equivalents can be found here.

Early Acceptance for UToledo Students

Up to five (5) qualified students will be offered admission into the MAT Program as part of an Early Acceptance process.  These students will apply by an earlier deadline (November 2, 2020) and be notified of their status by December 11, 2020.

Any student meets the following criteria can apply for Early Decision:

  • Pursuing a major in the School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences with at least undergraduate Junior status
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses in biology and chemistry, completion of one physics course and one psychology course, and completion of at least one of the following courses: anatomy with lab or human physiology with lab.  All courses must have been taken at UToledo or as a high school Post Secondary Option with a grade of B or better
  • 3.500 or greater cumulative GPA with no prerequisite courses repeated
  • One letter of recommendation from a UToledo Faculty member (outside of the AT Faculty)
  • One letter of recommendation from an ATC who is not a relative of the applicant
  • Personal Statement (provided by the program)

Interested students should email MAT Program Director ( for an application packet, or with questions or requests for additional information.

Last Updated: 8/28/20