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CAT and MAT Programs

Pending final approval, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a Combined Athletic Training (CAT) program as well as a Master of Athletic Training Program (MAT) in the 2017-2018 academic year. The CAT and MAT are currently applying for accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, CAATE.

Students entering EMU as a first year student (or transfer student) will begin the CAT program. This is a 3 + 2 program that combines an undergraduate degree with a Master of Athletic Training degree. Students will apply to the Master of Athletic Training Program during the winter semester of their third year. Students must meet specific requirements to apply to the MAT portion of the program (See CAT application). If they are accepted into the MAT portion of the program they will begin taking graduate coursework during the summer after their third year. The final two years of the CAT are year round coursework (summer, fall, winter). When students graduate from the CAT program they will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Athletic Training degree.

Students who already have an earned bachelors degree can apply directly to the Master of Athletic Training Program (MAT). They must have completed all of the admissions requirements listed on the MAT application. Applications will be accepted during the winter semester (beginning winter 2018). If a student is accepted, coursework will begin in the summer semester immediately following. The MAT is a year round program that is two years long (summer, fall, winter). When students graduate from the MAT program they will earn a Master of Athletic Training degree.

Mission Statement:
The Eastern Michigan University Athletic Training Program (CAT/MAT) is committed to developing Athletic Training professionals through outstanding didactic and clinical instruction. The MAT works to develop globally aware and intellectually competent allied health care professionals by providing experiences in a practical-based environment with an emphasis in evidence-based medicine.

  As part of the Professional Program there are additional costs incurred by students in the Athletic Training Program:

·      Uniform ($25)

·      Application to the Graduate School ($45) 2017

·      The cost of obtaining a copy of your immunization record (varies)

o   Michigan residents can request a free copy of this from the state at: https://www.mcir.org/public/

·      The cost of maintaining or getting your immunizations required by the ATP (varies)

·      The cost of a physical exam by a physician/PA/NP for completion of the Technical Standards        Certification Form (varies)

·      Any travel to clinical education and/or observation sites (varies)

·      NATA student membership fee, which includes ATrack ($75) 2017

·      Background check completed (approximately $10, Michigan)

o   Other states may have additional costs

·      Health Insurance (varies)

·      GRE General Test  ($205) 2017

·      BOC Self Assessment Exams ($30-$80)

·      Drug screening (varies, not all sites require)

The Athletic Training Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090