The mission of the MAT program is dedicated to professional instruction and clinical experiences through education, research, professional preparation and collaborative interprofessional engagement. Through didactic preparation, clinical education, and student-faculty interactions, the MAT program will promote critical thinking, develop interprofessional collaboration, appropriate professional dispositions, encourage life-long learning, focus on ethical and evidence-based practice in an ever-changing healthcare environment.  The goal is to empower, engage, educate and develop exceptional clinical practitioners who will recognize their role and lead their field to best serve the health, well-being and quality of life of the patients they encounter. Professional preparation will be under the framework of a “faith-based” environment of academic excellence and experiences that is congruent with the mission of Bethune-Cookman University.

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MAT Student Handbook

Outcomes MAT 3 year aggregate


Admission to the program is competitive and predicated on a strong academic background, a demonstrated interest, and a successful interview. This is a selective admission process. All qualified applicants may not be accepted. 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 minimum requirements:

Completion of a bachelor’s degree with 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
  • All students must have three letters of recommendation (at least one from
  • A faculty member).
  • A written personal statement of educational goals
  • Pass a level II background check