​Admission​ Information​​

Undergraduate Admission Process

  • Admission is limited and not guaranteed to those meeting the minimum admission criteria.
  • Admission to The University of Findlay DOES NOT Guarantee admission to the MAT.​​

Graduate Admission Process​​

All graduate students must complete a separate application to the MAT through the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). This includes meeting the admission criteria and completing the application materials listed below​:
  • Formal admission starts with creating an account through the ATCAS
  • A minimum College/University bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and prerequisite GPA of 3.0
  • Criteria such as quality of applicant essay (guidelines can be found on the application checklist)
  • Minimum of 75 clinical observation hours under the direct supervision of a Board of Certification (BOC) - certified athletic trainer
  • Technical standards document​​ - sign this document and return it with your admission materials

  • GRE scores are not required for admission.​ Admission to The University of Findlay DOES NOT Guarantee admission to the MAT.
  • Admission is limited and not guaranteed to those meeting the minimum admission criteria.
  • Only those who are formally admitted into the professional phase can continue with the academic and clinical education components of the program.

Applicants with graduate coursework completed: There may be some graduate courses that will transfer into our MAT curriculum. Each student's case will be reviewed individually according to the ​University transfer policy. Regardless of what courses transfer, the type of clinical experiences and previous degrees earned, our MAT program is still two years in length - as required for CAATE accreditation.​

If a prospective student is lacking any of the requirements by the application deadline, please contact Dr. Steven to discuss your options. Furthermore, admission of qualified students will continue until all available positions have been filled.  Classes for the Professional Phase of the MAT program begin in July.   

Technical Standards for Admission

These Technical Standards are designed for all students who are applying for admission​ into the MAT program. Please download,  review carefully, and sign this document. Return it with your admission materials. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Disability Services​.​​

Undergraduate Pre-requisite Admission Criteria

Minimum pre-requisite course GPA of 3.0. These courses must be completed before the professional phase of the MAT program begins. (Course codes for UF are provided for comparison. Applicants are not required to take these courses at UF).

​​Pre-requisite Course Name ​Findlay Course Equivalent
​Human Anatomy and Physiology I, with Lab ​BIOL 322 / L
​​Human Anatomy and Physiology II, with Lab ​BIOL 323 / L
​General Chemistry I with Lab ​CHEM 130 / L
​Human Nutrition ​HEPR 205
​Personal health or Wellness ​HPE 100
​General Psychology ​PSYC 100
​Statistics ​MATH 123 or 410
​Kinesiology or Biomechanics ​PHED 336
​Exercise Physiology ​HPE 308

Completion of 75 Clinical Observation Hours

  • Completed under supervision of an Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

  • Students completing observation hours locally are not given any preferential attention in the admission process

  • Observation hours must be documented on the Clinical Observation Form​.

  • English as a native language, or Test English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum scores of 550, 213, or 80

  • Students are also evaluated on their written communication skills, goals, maturity and applicant recommendations to predict their success in the MAT and as an athletic trainer

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Students must contact Bart Welte at welte​@findlay.edu or 419 434-5451 to schedule this training session. The student must pass a test at the end of the training with greater than 80 percent. Upon successful completion of BBP training a copy of the test will be placed in the student's academic file.

Local students may contact Bart Welte for assistance in finding an observation experience on campus or other affiliated site.​

All UF students are required to successfully complete OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen training before being allowed to observe athletic training clinical settings on The University of Findlay campus.

Students will not be allowed to gain observation hours with any of The University of Findlay athletic training clinical sites until the test is on file.