Students wishing to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree may do so either as part of the accelerated BS-to-MAT program in 3+2 years, or as an external candidate having already completed a bachelor’s degree.
Our graduates are medical professionals who practice patient-centered care with a global perspective and are useful citizens leading today and tomorrow’s advancing health care needs.
The Athletic Training Program at Norwich University develops individuals who use the knowledge and skills gained to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate health conditions utilizing evidence-based practice such that patients benefit from a safe and efficacious return to activities and lifestyle.
To be considered for admission into the Norwich MAT program, you must meet the following criteria:
Accelerated BS-to-MAT Candidates
To qualify for the accelerated master’s program, students must have completed all undergraduate coursework (course numbers 100-499) by the start of graduate coursework with the exception of HE 439 to be taken spring of senior year.
In addition, Norwich University Health Sciences students must complete prerequisite courses as described in the course catalog.
Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at Norwich or another institution are eligible to enter the accelerated master’s program by meeting the following criteria:
- Providing an official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree.
- Having completed the following prerequisites with a grade of at least a C+:
- 1 year of college Biology
- 1 year of college Human Anatomy & Physiology
- 1 semester of Statistics
- 1 semester of College Chemistry
- 1 semester of College Physics
- 1 semester of Kinesiology/Biomechanics
- 1 semester of Exercise Physiology
- 1 semester of Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent)
- 1 semester of Motor Development
- 1 semester of Nutrition
All students pursuing the MAT must be able to:
- Maintain/provide proof of overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
- Provide verification of Certification in Emergency Cardiac Care through a course that meet the standards set forth by the Board of Certification.
- Provide completed program application
- Provide documentation of having completed at least 30 observation hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer
- Provide a cover letter
- Provide a résumé
- Provide a reference letter from a Certified Athletic Trainer
- Adhere to the technical standards of the program as described in the student handbook.
- Application to the Master of Athletic Training
Norwich Health Science students pursuing the Accelerated transition to the MAT will apply in the spring of their Junior (third) year. Applications are due to the Program Director in electronic format three weeks after the posting of spring midsemester grades. After meeting with the program, Norwich Health Science students will be notified of their acceptance into the MAT within three weeks of the application deadline.
Postbaccalaureate candidates pursuing the 2-year MAT will apply to the program starting Jan. 1. Post-baccalaureate candidates will apply through the Norwich University Admissions Office. Information on how to apply is here.
Candidates for the Master’s of Athletic Training program who are already enrolled at Norwich must submit their application and all materials to Admissions no later than Mar 1. Norwich applies rolling admissions for external candidates for the Master’s of Athletic Training program (candidates who are not already enrolled at Norwich), but the priority deadline for these candidates is Feb 1.
Postbaccalaureate candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the MAT program within three weeks.Additional Costs
The NUATP Student Handbook (PDF) outlines program information for Norwich University Athletic Training students, including all policies and procedures. Each student receives a digital copy of this handbook upon entry into the professional phase of Norwich’s Athletic Training Program and at the beginning of each academic year.