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Athletic Training — Special Notification

In compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) WSU is now offering a program which results in a Master’s in Athletic Training. 

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Washington State University (WSU) is to provide future athletic trainers with the highest quality of education, knowledge, and skills to enhance the health and well-being of physically active populations throughout our community and the world.

The Masters in Athletic Training (M.A.T.) is a comprehensive 5-Year Program in conjunction with WSU’s B.S. in Sport Medicine program. All five years must be completed at WSU for application and consideration to the M.A.T. program.

Students who graduate from the program will be well-prepared for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination and a future in helping all individuals safely participate in physical activity. As faculty, we educate our students with the most current evidence-based and practical knowledge while providing an example of expert, professional, and compassionate service.

The M.A.T. is a professional master’s degree program that prepares the student and provides eligibility to take the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification exam obtain an Athletic Trainer Credential (ATC®).


Please note several items of importance of this degree:

  • The ENTIRE 5 years must be completed at WSU.
  • Application to the Athletic Training (AthT) program will take place in the Fall of your second year (sophomore year), with pre-admittance status.
  • You must have at or above a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to apply.
  • There is a required summer enrollment between the 4th and 5th year at the graduate level.
  • There will be 3 semesters in the graduate portion of the program; these semesters are not usually eligible for financial aid, however, scholarships or loans may be available.
  • Please make sure to review the AthT Program Fees document.

Advance to Athletic Training Webpage

All questions about the program should be addressed to:
Katy Pietz, Clinical Coordinator