Transfer Plans

Select a school and program

For additional information and possible next steps, please refer to the following information:

  • If you are considering transferring to GVSU, please visit our Transfer Admissions resource page for all the information you need to get started.
  • For information on how your courses transfer to GVSU, please review the Course Equivalencies online.
  • If you decide to transfer to GVSU prior to completing your Associates Degree, you should consider taking advantage of the reverse transfer agreement we have with all Michigan community colleges.
  • Our online catalog provides a wealth of information on GVSU's academic programs, policies and procedures, course descriptions, etc.
  • Each college at GVSU has an academic advising center that serves specific majors in that college. If you have specific questions about program requirements, you could contact the advising center to seek additional information.
  • Each academic department at GVSU provides additional information about specific programs of study and links to important resources. You may access a comprehensive list here.
  • Our Career Center provides comprehensive support and resources for all students at GVSU. It is recommended that you connect with the counselors there as soon as you transition to GVSU.
  • The Career Guides by Major allow students to investigate possible career or graduate/professional school opportunities based on specific programs of study.

Transfer plans are meant to provide you with a suggested outline of courses for your respective academic interest. They are simply a guide while you attend community college. If you have additional questions regarding the content of this transfer plan, please contact the GVSU Admissions & Recruitment Office by phone at 616-331-2025 or by email at [email protected].


Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide for Athletic Training - Graduate Program

First Year, First Semester

Course Credits
ENG 111 4
MTH 111 4
BIO 115 + 115L 4
PSY 101 3
Total 15

First Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
ENG 112 4
PHY 105 + 105L 4
Humanities elective 3
CHM 101 + 101L 4
Total 15

Second Year, First Semester

Course Credits
BIO 227 + 227L 5
Global Perspectives elective 3
MTH 131 3
BIO 220 3
Social Science elective 3
Total 17

Second Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
Elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
BIO 228 + 228L 5
Humanities elective 3
Total 15


  • Degrees offered: MAT.  This is a graduate degree.  Students must complete a Bachelors degree before starting this program. Students have two options - 1) complete a Bachelors degree with required prerequisites prior to starting the program.  2) combined degree option with the Exercise Science - Clinical emphasis (with approved substitutions) and earn a B.S. in Exercise Science and an MAT in Athletic Training (5-year program).
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement  (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.    Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
  • Specific requirements for CPR/AED training can be found on the ATCAS application.
  • Global Perspectives electives:   Please see general education guide for list of approved courses
  • U.S. Diversity electives:   Please see general education guide for list of approved course

Admissions Process

Grand Valley State University's (GVSU) Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program utilizes the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) for the application process.  Please refer to to get general information about the ATCAS process.  GVSU specific information is posted on the ATCAS website and can be found at  Students may begin applying when the application portal opens.

Application and all supporting documents for ATCAS and GVSU have a receipt deadline of October 15.  It is strongly recommended that applicants submit application materials 4-6 weeks prior to October 15 to allow ATCAS processing time. (Applications submitted by the application date will be given preference.  Those submitted after will be considered, upon availability).  Additional information regarding deadlines can be found on ATCAS.


Program Eligibility

  • Completion of Bachelor degree prior to the start of the MAT for students applying to the 2-year stand-alone Masters program.  For students applying to the combined degree program (3+2) with Exercise Science - Clinincal, the Bachelors degree must be conferred by the end of the first year in the MAT.
  • Completion of Prerequisite courses.  All prerequisites must be taken for letter grades.  For each course, a grade of C or higher is required with an average of a 3.0 in all required prerequisite coursework.  The prerequisites and undergraduate degree must be completed by the first day of classes of the professional program.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to perform all Essential Functions (technical skills) of the athletic training program.
  • Submission of the following materials:

Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS @

  • ATCAS online application and fees
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended; minimum 3.00 cumulative & prerequisite GPA
  • Two Recommendation Forms - submit the names and email addresses of two references on the ATCAS electronic application.  References complete and return the electronic form to ATCAS.  A licensed athletic trainer with whom you have worked/job shadowed/volunteered must complete 1 of the 2 recommendations.
  • Documentation of volunteer/work/job shadow AT hours on the ATCAS application - minimum of 75 hours required; the 'GVSU AT Verification Form' is not required by/for GVSU admissions
  • Writing sample (located within ATCAS under Questions)
  • Healthcare Provider CPR/AED and First Aid certifications (see approved list within ATCAS, under Documents)

       2.  GVSU Admission Material and Requirements

  • GVSU Graduate School Supplemental Form (within ATCAS)
  • $30 application fee (unless previously paid to GVSU)
  • Students admitted to GVSU MAT program must submit final transcripts demonstrating completion of all prerequisite coursework and Bachelors degree prior to the start of the program (for 2-year MAT), completion of Bachelor's degree by end of 1st year for combined degree program.