The CAT and MAT are accredited 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).