Prospective Athletic Training Students

Prospective Athletic Training Students

Athletic Training as a Profession

  1. What is an athletic trainer?

    Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others who are engaged in everyday physical activities. To learn more we encourage you to visit the following websites: and

    • Where do athletic trainers work?

      Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) provide services to secondary schools, colleges/universities and professional sports. They can also serve sports medicine clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals, physician offices, military, performing arts and a variety of occupational settings.

Athletic Training Program (ATP)

  1. How to I get into the athletic training program at Baylor University?

    The Master's of Athletic Training (MAT) program offers two avenues for a student to apply for admission:

    Joint Degree Admission-Undergraduate students at Baylor University can enter a joint degree program in which they receive two degrees in five years (i.e. Bachelor of Science in Education; Master of Athletic Training). To enter the joint degree program, a student must choose the Pre-Athletic Training (Pre-AT) track within the Health Science Studies (HSS) degree plan. After a student has completed 89 hours of undergraduate coursework in the Pre-AT track, they will eligible to submit an application for the MAT portion of the joint degree plan. Students will apply to the MAT program through the graduate school application system

    Traditional Graduate Admission-Students who have received a bachelor’s degree will apply to the MAT program through the graduate school application system.

    Applications from both avenues (i.e. join-degree, traditional) will be reviewed by the MAT faculty for consideration into the same cohort. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 class is April 4, 2020. However, the MAT program will offer an early application period. Those who want to receive an early admission decision should submit their application materials by October 31, 2019. Applicants from both avenues should follow the MAT program application procedures outlined by the MAT faculty.

  2. How can undergraduate students benefit from the joint degree program? 

    Students receive 15 hours of dual credit that will be applied to both the BSEd and the MAT degrees. This will result in the reduction of time and cost required to complete both degree programs separately. Also, the rigorous coursework associated with the Pre-AT track exceeds the prerequisite requirements for admission into the MAT program. Students who successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the joint degree program will have highly competitive qualifications for admission into the MAT program.

  3. What if I am also interested in, pre-med, pre-PT, etc? Can I do both? 

    The HSS degree program has designed many tracks that allow a student to fulfill the prerequisite coursework for many professional programs (e.g. pre-med, pre-pt) in allied health. Students will have the option of transferring from one the other tracks into pre-AT. However, students will not be able to be on multiple tracks within HSS at the same time.

  4. What are the scholarship opportunities associated with the MAT program?

    All students who are offered admittance and enroll in the MAT program will receive a 40% tuition remission in the first year that will be increased to at least 45% in the second year of the program. MAT students are also eligbile to apply for any scholarships associated with Baylor's Graduate School.