Website Maintenance

Beginning on Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m. EST, we will be performing maintenance to our website which may impact your ability to register for admissions events or apply for admission online. We expect this process to be complete by Wednesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. If you experience issues outside of those hours, please call 1-800-GANNON-U and press 1 for Admissions. Thank you!

📷 Morosky Academic Center

Admissions Information

  • Admission Requirements

    Entry Level Masters of Athletic Training

    1. Apply to Gannon graduate school http://www.gannon.edu/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions/
      1. Undergraduate degree (or expected completion of undergraduate degree prior to enrollment) in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports medicine or related field.
      2. Minimum 2.75 overall GPA, 2.75 in prerequisite courses.
      3. Three letters of recommendation.
    2. After provisional acceptance from the graduate school, complete the following;
      1. Technical Standards
      2. Background Check
      3. Physical (immunizations will be verified prior to beginning first clinical course)
    3. After successful completion of the above paperwork, Gannon University will notify the student electronically of their final acceptance into the MAT Program.

    Five Year Masters of Athletic Training

    1. Apply to Gannon undergraduate admissions http://www.gannon.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate-Admissions/
      1. Overall high school GPA of 3.0.
      2. SAT of 1000 (math and verbal) or ACT equivalent of 21.
      3. International students should achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 to be considered for full-time enrollment.
    2. End of Sophomore year;
      1. GPA of 3.0 both overall and in prerequisite coursework.
    3. Junior Undergraduate Spring Semester the following items are required to be completed:
      1. Technical Standards
      2. Background Check
      3. Physical  (immunizations will be verified prior to beginning first clinical course)

    Admissions Process

    Candidates for the entry-level master's program will be considered for enrollment on a rolling basis. Students will only be considered for a summer entry start. Students will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along with the standard graduate school application as well as three letters of recommendation. Students will be notified of admissions decisions through the Office of Graduate Admissions after review of the application. Students will be required to submit official transcripts and verification of degree completion prior to starting coursework.

    Candidates who wish to be admitted to the five-year master's program will be considered according to the entry guidelines that have been set forth above. Students who meet admissions criteria for the program will adhere to the application deadlines defined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

    Tuition and Program Specific Costs

    Specific Gannon University costs can be found at: http://www.gannon.edu/Financial-Aid/Tuition-and-Fees/.  There are some specific costs attributed to the Gannon University MAT Program

      1.      National Athletic Training Association (NATA) membership fee is required. Gannon University subscribes to ATrack Online as a way to track student learning and document clinical education experience hours. ATrack is free to NATA student members. The NATA membership for non-certified students is $65/year for new members and $85/yr. for renewing members.  Each student will have to be renewed yearly.

      2.      Criminal background checks are required for any clinical site where you may come in contact with minors. There is a fee associated with obtaining this background check. You must have a PA Child Abuse Background Check, a PA State Police Background Check and a FBI fingerprinting check completed.

      3.      Some clinical education sites may require you to obtain mandatory child abuse reporting training. This training is available through the PA Crime Prevention Unit. Courses are live events scheduled through the Crime Prevention Center. The cost is approximately $10 but the fee structure is determined by the Crime Prevention Center and is subject to change.

      4.      As part of the professional MAT Program you will be required to purchase apparel for your clinical education experiences. The cost is dependent on the clothing retailer. The polo shirts will be available to order after you come to campus.

      5.      You must have your First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification for this program. This certification will be obtained through your courses (GSPRT 505) but is still an additional cost. The cost for the initial certification is approximately $29 but is subject to change based upon the American Red Cross and/or provider cost. Supplemental oxygen certification is also an addition cost TBA according to instructor.

      6.      If you are a 5 yr. program student, you will have the option to sit for the certified strength and conditioning specialist exam. This exam is an additional cost of $260 for NSCA members and $395 for non NSCA members

      7.      In order to become an athletic trainer, students must pass the Board of Certification exam. The exam cost for first time test takers is $300. Re-take candidates fee is $400.

      8.      You are responsible for any cost associated with required physicals and immunizations. 

      9.      There may be possible drug testing requirements depending on your clinical placement that is the student's responsibility. Cost will vary depending on clinical site.

      10.  Students are responsible for their own travel to and from clinical sites. Based upon distance of clinical sites and gasoline prices, your cost will vary throughout the year.

      11.  Each student is required to provide proof of health insurance prior to entry into the MAT Program. If you do not have health insurance through your parent and/or guardian, this cost will vary.

    Physical Examinations and Health Forms

    MAT Program students are required to undergo a physical examination annually. A copy of the completed health form must be sent to the Gannon University MAT Program Director for review prior to the beginning of the clinical education experience. A list of current immunizations is also needed along with the physical. The physical and immunization form is located on the website.  All physical examination records are housed with the Gannon University MAT Program in a secured location. The deadline for completion is specified in the letter you receive from Gannon University. Receipt must be verified before Athletic Training Program Students will be allowed to attend the clinical education experience.