Deadlines and Information​

​​MAT student MAT Professional Phase

Because a limited number of students can be accepted into the professional phase each year (maximum of 16), the selection committee will formally admit only the most qualified students. There are three different routes into the professional phase of the MAT program:

Direct Admission

This route is only for high school seniors who meet all of the following minimum admission criteria:

  • High school GPA of 3.5 or above
  • ACT of 24 or higher - or - SAT of 1100 or higher

Selection will be based on the first applicants who meet these criteria and have declared "Athletic Training" as their undergraduate major.

Once enrolled at UF, students must also maintain the following during their pre-professional phase:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all AT program prerequisite courses
  • Meet all other AT program and University requirements
After qualified students have been accepted by the Office of Admissions, the AT program director will notify the students of their direct admission status for the MAT program.

Any student who does not meet these admission criteria or fails to maintain the criteria while they are in the pre-professional phase can also elect to pursue the other routes to admission.

Early Admission

This route is for those students who may already hold college degrees or undergraduate students who have finished the admission criteria early.


Applicants must have all of the admission criteria completed and admission documents received by January 2 (we will wait for any academic transcripts that contain courses taken during the fall semester). Applicants will be notified of their admission status around February 1.


Regular Admission

This route is for any undergraduate student or college graduate who did not meet the Early Admission deadline. These applicants should have their AT program application documents submitted by February 1.


Regular admission applicants will be notified of their admission status after March 1.

Admission of qualified students will continue until all available positions have been field and classes begin early July (annually).