Degree Completion Requirements

In order to graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Degree, students must successfully complete all requirements of the MAT program as outlined in the University Catalog, in the MAT Student Handbook and on the MAT website.

Successful completion of the GVSU MAT Program makes students eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination for Athletic Trainers.

To successfully graduate from the GVSU MAT Program, students must:

  1. Pass each required course (see required coursework, not electives) with a C or better with a cumulative MAT GPA 3.0. 
  2. Successfully complete all Clinical Rotation requirements (see clinical rotation requirements).
  3. Complete and pass all Standards and evaluation tools.
  4. Successfully complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical rotation hours.
  5. Maintain First Aid and CPR/AED certifications. Certifications must be from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. CPR/AED cards must be the equivalent for the professional rescuer or basic life support. First Aid cards must be the equivalent of Responding to Emergencies. Any other certifications will not be accepted (e.g. lifeguard).  The course must have hands-on participation - no online only course accepted.
  6. Have any academic restrictions, deferred grades, incomplete grades converted or lifted.
  7. Have all fees completely paid.
  8. Meet all Graduate School and GVSU requirements for graduation.

Failure to complete all of the above will require the student to follow the remediation policy.

It is the student’s responsibility to complete the application to graduate and submit it online at www.gvsu.edu/registrar the semester before graduation is expected. Degree candidates have 30 days from the last day of the semester to complete all course requirements and provide evidence of satisfactory completion to the Registrar. More details are provided on the registrar’s online page under “Apply to Graduate”.

For more information please see our Retention and Remediation Policy.


Suggested Coursework for Master of Athletic Training

Qualified applicants may choose the 2 year Master in Athletic Training Program. Students interested in the MAT Program will follow the Master coursework below. Students wishing to apply, must complete the required prerequisites and apply through ATCAS (opening the end of June, 2018).

First Year

Fall

Major

Class

Credits

ATH 514

Assessment and Evaluation

4

ATH 521

Athletic Training Clinical I

3

ATH 523

Methods of Evidence Based Practice

3

ATH 525

Prehospital Care of the Injured Patient

4

Winter

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

ATH 506 

Intervention and Referral 

2

ATH 515

Assessment and Evaluation II

4

ATH 522

Athletic Training Clinical II

3

ATH 530

General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training

3

STA 610

Applied Statistics for Health Professions

3

Spring/Summer

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

IPE 507

Integrated Team Health Care

2

ATH 575

Therapeutic Interventions I

4


Second Year

Fall

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

ATH 607

Pharmacology in Athletic Training

3

ATH 626

Athletic Training Clinical III

4

ATH 675

Therapeutic Interventions II

4

ATH 693*

Project in Athletic Training

1-3

Winter

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

ATH 628

Athletic Training Clinical IV 

4

ATH 685

Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training

2

ATH 689

Professional Topics in Athletic Training

3

ATH 693

Project in Athletic Training

1-3

*ATH 693 - Project in Athletic Training will be taken twice, once a semester for a total of 4 credits (1-3 credit per semester).


Estimated Program Costs

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition costs = Please go to Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Students will be responsible for the costs associated with required immunizations managed through CastleBranch [$35 one time fee]
  • If initial testing is completed at GVSU Family Health Center for Physical Exam, Blood Titers, and Tuberculosis Testing estimated costs will be $120.  Prices will vary at other health care facilities. 
  • Annual TB Test = $15/test
  • Background checks and drug screenings = $72 
  • BLS face mask = $13 
  • Travel to and from clinical sites (varies based on assignment) 
  • Grand Valley Athletic Training Polo = $33 
  • Student membership ATrack = $45 annually or $90 for student lifetime subscription
  • Additional tuition charges apply for all online hybrid courses at $25 per credit hour 
  • All textbooks and supplemental materials required for each course. 

All cost listed above are estimated as of August 2019.