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Athletic Training, M.A.T.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a health care profession.


Students become eligible for BOC certification through an athletic training degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students engage in rigorous classroom study and clinical education in a variety of practice settings such as high schools, colleges/universities, hospitals, emergency rooms, physician offices and healthcare clinics over the course of the degree program. Students enrolled in their final term are eligible to apply for the BOC exam.The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program at the University of Houston is an entry-level professional Master’s degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The MAT degree is designed to meet the current curricular content for the profession and prepare the MAT Student to meet the requirements to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Training and enter the medical profession as an Athletic Trainer.Through rigorous classroom study and clinical education assignments in a variety of settings with any one of the MAT Program’s clinical affiliated sites and community partnerships, the MAT Student will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the demands of the profession.Employment settings for Athletic Trainers include:

  • Professional and Collegiate Sports
  • Secondary and Intermediate Schools
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Hospital Emergency Room and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Occupational Settings
  • Fitness Centers
  • Physician Offices
The goals of the Master of Athletic Training Program include the following:Offer a nationally competitive athletic training program that uses the most current National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Educational Competencies and the Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Training Practice Domains as the infrastructure for the curriculum.Give the Master of Athletic Training Students opportunities for learning, inquiry, discovery and personal and professional growth in a real world clinical setting with an interdisciplinary group of faculty and preceptors dedicated to program and student success.Prepare Master of Athletic Training Students to pass the Board of Certification Exam for Athletic Training and enter the workforce as an Athletic Trainer and be successful contributors to the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury
  • Therapeutic Modalities of Athletic Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Major GPA of at least a 3.0. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.6 is required to be considered for graduate school at The University of Houston
  • Official GRE scores sent electronically to institution code 6870 - University of Houston, Main Campus. Competitive applicants typically score above the 30th percentile with at least a 3.5 on the analytical writing section
  • Three academic/professional letters of reference
  • Current resume
  • Statement of professional goals/ personal statement
  • Application Fee ($70 domestic applicants/$100 international applicants)
  • Observation hours form with 50 completed hours
  • MAT application agreement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    911 USD/credit
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  • National

    389 USD/credit
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  • National: $389.93/SCH
  • International: $911.93/SCH

Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
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