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Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is expected to be competitive, and predicated on a strong
academic background, a demonstrated interest and a successful interview. Newly admitted
students begin the program in the summer semester each year. To be considered for the
proposed MAT program, applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall 2.75 grade point average
  • The following courses must be completed with at least a “C” before entering into
    the program.
  • Biology with lab
  • Human Anatomy I
  • Human Physiology II
  • Statistics (Algebra based)
  • Nutrition or Sports Nutrition
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab
  • Psychology
  • A minimum of 50 documented hours working, volunteering, or shadowing with a
    certified athletic trainer (ATC) prior to admission to the program. At least 30 of
    these hours must be in a traditional athletic training setting (college, high school
    or professional).
  • All students must have taken and submitted scores for the graduate
    record examination.
  • All students must interview with MAT panel
  • A ll students must have three letters of recommendation (at least one from
    faculty member)
  • A written personal statement of educational goals,
  • Pass a level II background check


The Bethune-Cookman University's Master in Athletic Training Program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). We will seek initial accreditation in the Summer of 2019

This minor is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is not intended for Athletic Training Majors. The minor will not prepare students for the Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

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