Athletic Training program FAQ

Program FAQ

Master of Athletic Training

The early application deadline is November 1. Applicants that are not admitted during the early admission application phase will be reviewed with the regular admission application phase.

The regular review of applications will begin on January 15.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the cohort is full or April 1, whichever comes first. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by January 15 as there are a limited number of spots available in each cohort. Students interested in applying to the program should visit OSU Office of Admissions.

The program is a two-year, full-time program beginning in June the year of admittance and ending 24 months later.

To be admitted to the program students must have earned a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA from an accredited university prior to beginning the program. The degree can be in any field as long as required prerequisite courses are completed.

Minimum of 50 hours. See work, volunteering and/or observation for details.

The degree is Master of Athletic Training because it is a professional degree similar to a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Business Administration (MBA). A professional degree trains you to work as a professional, whereas a Master of Science degree prepares you be a researcher.

Our mission is to prepare you for the challenges of the ever-expanding athletic training profession and we believe the primary focus should be on your development as a clinician - not as a researcher.

Even though the emphasis is on your clinical skills, you will complete a course that will help you develop skills to evaluate and translate research into practice. Additionally, all of our faculty infuse current research into the courses they teach.

We use MATRN because at OSU the abbreviation, MAT, is a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Yes. You will complete a capstone project as part of the program. You will work directly with one of our six full-time athletic training faculty to complete your project. This individualized approach allows the capstone to be designed in a way that meets your individual goals.

Additionally, many of our full-time faculty have active research agendas. Visit the Athletic Training Faculty Page to learn more about our research.