Application Process

  • ATCAS Applications Open

    July each year

  • ATCAS Application Deadline

    Early Decision deadline December 15; final deadline March 15

  • Interviews

    November-April (by invitation only for qualified applicants)

  • Deposit Deadline

    14 days after receiving acceptance letter

  • Program Orientation

    The week prior to the beginning of classes for the Cohort

  • Classes Begin

    Summer each year

How to Apply

Apply and submit materials through ATCAS. Questions related to the Master of Athletic Training Program application process should be directed to Jennifer Ballard:

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MAT Application Checklist

Please observe the following checklist to complete your application:

  • Obtain student copies of your college transcripts to assist you in completing the coursework section for the application on the ATCAS site.
  • Create an account and sign in to ATCAS.
  • Review the ATCAS Instructions & FAQs information. Identify school(s) to which you’d like to apply. 
  • Using the ATCAS transcript request form, request official transcripts from each institution you have attended. Complete the form, submit it to the registrar’s office of each institution attended and instruct them to enclose the form with your official sealed transcript. Transcripts must be sent to the ATCAS Transcript Department. ATCAS accepts official transcripts sent directly from the registrar’s office only. Please send transcripts as early as possible and no less than four to six weeks before the application deadline due to the time needed by ATCAS to verify your application. Send transcripts to:

ATCAS Verification Department
PO Box 1932
Watertown, MA  02471

  • On the ATCAS application, enter all coursework listed on your transcripts, not just the prerequisites. If you do not wish to enter each course, you have the option to pay the fee for Professional Transcript Entry Service (PTE) offered by ATCAS. 
  • Pay the initial application fee when submitting the ATCAS application.
  • In ATCAS, identify the three (3) contacts from whom you plan to request letters of recommendation/evaluation. At least one (1) of these contacts must be a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  These evaluations must be submitted through ATCAS, and should attest to your academic ability, work ethic, and potential to be successful in an athletic training program.
  • Self-report your GRE score in ATCAS (GRE must be taken within the last five years). If you have issues with obtaining a testing date due to COVID-19, please contact Dr. Ballard ( 
  • Submit documentation of at least 50 hours of volunteer service, shadowing, or interning with a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). You must self-report these hours in ATCAS as well as upload documentation with the ATC’s signature verifying your hours.  If you are having difficulty obtaining your 50 hours of observation due to COVID-19, please contact Dr. Ballard (
  • Please be sure to complete the ATCAS application in its entirety and monitor your application regularly. Your application will not be considered for admission until it is marked as “VERIFIED” in ATCAS.  
  • Qualified applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews.  

For assistance with ATCAS issues or questions, please contact: 

ATCAS Customer Service Information
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00 EST

For more information regarding the Huntingdon College Master of Athletic Training admission process, please contact:

Jennifer Ballard, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC
Program Director
Huntingdon College Master of Athletic Training Program
(334) 833-4433 

Admission Requirements

  • Earned Baccalaureate degree, majoring in any field, from a regionally accredited institution, prior to beginning the MAT program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Grade of “C” or better in prerequisite coursework.
  • Prerequisites completed within the past 10 years.

Prerequisite Courses

(Hours refer to semester hours)

  • Biology (4 hr., lecture and lab)
  • Chemistry (4 hr., lecture and lab)
  • Physics (4 hr., lecture and lab)
  • General or Sport Psychology (3 hr.)
  • Human Anatomy (4 hr., lecture and lab)
  • Human Physiology (4 hr., lecture and lab)
  • Exercise Physiology (3 hr.)
  • Kinesiology or Biomechanics (3 hr.)
  • Statistics (3 hr.)
  • Nutrition (3 hr.)

Recommended Courses

  • Medical Terminology
  • Research Design
  • Internship with ATC

Other Requirements

  • Three (3) evaluations/letters of recommendation (see ATCAS guidelines for submission). At least one evaluation must come from a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). 
  • Fifty (50) hours of volunteer/shadow/intern experience with a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Hours must be self-reported in ATCAS and documentation of hours with ATC signature must be uploaded as supporting documents. 
  • GRE scores self-reported in ATCAS (GRE taken within past 5 years). *Any applicant who has difficulty obtaining a GRE testing date or meeting the required 50 hours of observation due to COVID-19 should contact Dr. Ballard ( 
  • Qualified applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews once applications are verified in ATCAS.
  • Currently, the MAT program is unable to accept international students.

Provisional/Conditional Admission

An applicant whose undergraduate and/or prerequisite coursework is in progress at the time of application and will be completed before beginning the Huntingdon MAT program may be offered provisional/conditional admission to the program. Any offer of admission is contingent upon successful completion of an undergraduate degree (minimum 3.0 GPA) and prerequisite coursework (grade of C or better in each prerequisite course).

Once You Are Admitted

Enrollment Confirmation

Students who are accepted into the program will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $300.00 confirming their intention to enroll in the program. The fee will be due within 14 days of receiving a letter of acceptance into the program. The deposit will be applied toward the first year MAT program fee.

What Happens Next

Upon admittance into the program, students will be required to complete the following:

  1. Students will be required to attend orientation the week before classes begin.
  2. During the orientation program, students must show proof of immunizations and/or waivers of immunizations. 
  3. During the orientation program, students will undergo fingerprinting, background testing, and drug testing. Failure to complete these activities and/or inability to successfully pass these screening procedures will result in dismissal from the program. 
  4. Students will be required to become certified in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer as a component of the program.  
  5. HIPAA certification, OSHA Training, and bloodborne pathogen training will be conducted onsite. The student must complete training and pass all necessary assessments in order to meet this requirement. 
  6. Students must show proof of health insurance.
  7. Students must sign an understanding of technical standards (pdf) and be able to demonstrate the ability to perform all necessary components of the program.
  8. Students must sign a confidentiality statement for athletic training students.
  9. Contingent upon institutional policies, students may be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving on campus. Students will abide by all federal, state, and local ordinances as well as institutional policies regarding use of masks, social distancing, or other infection control measures.
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