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.
Combined Athletic Training Program (CAT)
Master of Athletic Training Program (MAT)
CAT and MAT Information
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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].
Handbooks and Manuals
Student Grievance Procedures
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) (Michigan residents can request a free copy of this from the state)
- 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)
- 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)