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Athletic Training, MAT

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. 

Programme Structure

  • General Biology
  • Infectious Human Disease; Prevention and Control
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Pathophysiology
  • Organic and Biochemistry
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Motor Skill Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

  • ATCAS online application and fees ($85.00 for first school application and $45.00 for each additional school application)
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • Resume/CV and Personal Statement.
  • Two Recommendation Forms 
  • Documentation of volunteer/ work/job shadow AT hours on the ATCAS application– minimum of 75 hours required. 
  • Completion of writing sample (located within ATCAS, under Questions)
  • Healthcare Provider CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
  • Electronic copies or a photocopy 
  • GVSU Athletic Training Supplemental Form
  • $30 application fee (not required for those who previously paid - one-time application fee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    682 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 682 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    682 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 682 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    682 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 682 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Allendale

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In honor of Doug and Linda, the Woods Scholarships are awarded to the athletic training students in appreciation of their academic success and dedication to Grand Valley’s athletic training department. Two, four thousand dollar scholarships are granted to the successful applicants. Eligibility for the Woods scholarships requires an athletic training student to:1) Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA2) Be in good standing in Grand Valley’s CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program3) Have at least one semester of clinical experience remaining in the program4) Demonstrate commitment to the athletic training profession

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