Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Master of Athletic Training - Admissions

Athletic Training

The Manchester University Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to the Master of Athletic Training program must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • Certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Acceptable reference recommendations
  • Completion of Manchester University Health Form and vaccination record

Completion of each of the following undergraduate courses with a minimum grade of C+ (2.30/4.00):


  • Human Anatomy with lab (Lecture and lab = at least 4.0 semester hours)
  • Human Physiology with lab (Lecture and lab = at least 4.0 semester hours)
  • Exercise Physiology with lab (Lecture and lab = at least 4.0 semester hours)
  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Principles of Fitness and Exercise Prescription
  • General Psychology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Statistics 
    • Statistics courses counted for the prerequisite should address the following topics. These topics should be included in the course description provided by the applicant.
      An introduction to statistical techniques used in the social and natural sciences. Topics include: graphical and numerical summaries of data; sampling and experimental design; elementary probability; binomial, uniform, normal, student’s t, and chi-squared distributions; hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means and proportions, ANOVA, and linear regression. Statistical software is introduced during weekly lab sessions. Students are expected to be proficient in using computer applications and the campus network.


Review of applications to the MU MAT program begins on January 1 of each year. Applications received after January 1 will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications may be submitted any time after October 1.

To apply to the program:

There are two ways to submit your application:

  • Applying ONLY to Manchester University – use the MU online submission form.  There is a $60 application fee associated with this method, and applicants are required to upload course descriptions for prerequisite courses.  Click here.
  • Applying to multiple programs - MU is a participating member of the Athletic Training Centralized Application System™ (ATCAS).  ATCAS allows applicants to upload all application information one time, and then that information is shared with the programs to which applicants are applying.  There is an initial fee plus a per application fee. Click here.

In addition to the admission requirements listed above, students who earned their degree(s) outside the United States must submit all relevant documentation to World Education Services, Inc. (WES) for evaluation and interpretation. Students should request that WES perform a course-by-course evaluation, and they should have a report sent directly to Manchester University at the following address: Manchester University, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Attn: Dr. Mark Huntington, 604 E. College Avenue, North Manchester, IN 46962. Information about WES can be found at Students are responsible for payment of fees to WES (not Manchester University) for this service.

Admission Status

  • Regular Admission
    Applicants who meet all of the admission requirements will be awarded regular admission status.
  • Conditional Admission
    Conditional admission may be awarded under the following circumstances:
    • Student does not meet regular admission standards but shows evidence of capability to achieve success in the graduate program; 
    • Student’s academic background indicates that additional undergraduate course work is warranted before or concurrent with enrollment in graduate classes.
  • Special Admission
    A student who does not intend to work toward a graduate degree at Manchester University but who wishes to take (a) course(s) for graduate credit may apply for admission as a special student. A maximum of six semester hours may be earned as a special student. To be admitted, the applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution by Sept. 1 of the year of admission as a special student, and have permission of the program director.

Financial Aid and Costs

Tuition and Fees

M.A.T. students are enrolled full time and tuition and fees are the same as those charged for Manchester’s full-time undergraduate students.

Tuition covers one summer course before the first year and two before the second year of the program.

2017-18 Tuition and Fee Table





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Other Costs

Other Course fees:

  • ATTR 501: Requires a $20 maximum fee for purchasing first aid supplies and CPR mask and a $35 fee for the purchase of taping and wrapping supplies.
    ATTR 511: If a student registers for the BOC exam, he/she will be required to pay for ALL associated fees.
    ATTR 573: Requires an approximate $60 fee for drug screening and background check for selected site(s).

Graduate Housing and Dining Services


Manchester University is unable to provide housing for graduate students. Graduate students are responsible for finding their own accommodations and most rent apartments in either North Manchester or in Fort Wayne (30 miles from North Manchester.) Keep in mind that most of the second year of the program is spent in off-campus clinical rotations with students being on the North Manchester campus 2-3 days per week. Housing costs are not included in tuition fees.

Meal plans can be purchased for the campus dining service. Meal plan purchase is optional. 

Transportation Costs and Attire

Manchester University requires the payment of additional fees with respect to certain courses, transportation, events and registrations. These fees are summarized below, and are subject to change by academic year. 

All athletic training students at Manchester University are responsible for their own transportation and expenses related to any off-site clinical module while at Manchester University. If students do not have transportation to travel a clinical module, their grades will be subject to change for their clinical, field, or general medical experiences, which may affect their GPAs, course grades or graduation date.

All athletic training students will be given minimum athletic training attire (i.e., t-shirt[s], polo shirts) by the program, but may be required to purchase extra clothing to meet the program's dress code. All students will also be given the opportunity to purchase additional clothing at discounted prices annually. Discounted prices depend on the number of students who order clothing.