Applicants can find the complete admissions requirements, including prerequisite courses, in the UCF Graduate Catalog. A complete application requires the basic application through the UCF Graduate Application AND an application through ATCAS.

The following items are required:

All materials are submitted in the ATCAS system. No materials are to be submitted to the UCF Graduate Application.

  1. Transcripts – one official transcript from each college/university attended. Original transcripts from every college/university attended must be submitted even if previous credits are already reflected on another transcript. The transcripts must demonstrate a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework and completion of prerequisite coursework with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0).
  2. Proof of bachelor’s degree – the bachelor’s degree may be in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution and may be in progress at the time of application. However, the degree must be awarded prior to the program’s start date in the Summer C semester (mid-May).
  3. International coursework – Applicants who have attended a college/university outside the United States must also provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
  4. 50 hours of observation – a letter confirming hours must include the name, credentials, and contact information of the athletic trainer (BOC certified) you observed in a high school, collegiate, and/or professional sports setting.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation. One must be from an athletic trainer. The second must be from a current (or former) employer, coach, or professor/instructor. The third letter may be from a person of your choice, but clergy, family, or close friends are inappropriate choices.
  6. Personal statement – about your professional goals, including your understanding of the profession and why you have chosen athletic training as a career.

Admission to the MAT program is competitive. Applications are open in mid-fall and are reviewed as they are received.

First decisions are made February 1st.

Students may continue to apply after February 1 and will be evaluated (rolling admissions) until seats are filled. The final deadline for applications is April 1st.

International students have an earlier deadline of November 1 and additional requirements. Visit UCF Global for more information.

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