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 practice-based environment with an emphasis in evidence-based medicine.

Admissions Information

More About the Program

  • CAT and MAT Programs

    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 combining an undergraduate degree with a master's of athletic training degree. You'll apply to the graduate program during winter semester of your third year. You must meet specific requirements to apply to the MAT portion of the program.

    If you're accepted into the MAT portion of the program, you'll begin taking graduate coursework during the summer after your third year. The final two years of the CAT are year-round coursework. When you graduate from the CAT program, you'll be awarded a bachelor's and master's degree.

    If you have already earned a bachelor's degree, apply directly to the master's of athletic training program. You 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 you're 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).

  • Athletic Training Centralized Application System

    Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) is a service provided by the CAATE to aid in the process of applying to athletic training programs. This service allows you to upload your information and supporting documents to one centralized location and then select from participating programs. Learn more about the ATCAS and apply today.

Athletic Training Students’ Club

In 1986, an organization was formed for the athletic training students at Eastern Michigan University. This organization was designed to supplement the educational program and to provide additional opportunities for the development and refinement of skills, knowledge and practices in the sports medicine, athletic training profession.

Read more about the Athletic Training Students' Club [PDF].

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