Health and Human Performance: Athletic Training Education Program (ATP)
The University of Montana offers an entry-level Master's in Athletic Training. The program provides students with the opportunity to become certified/licensed athletic trainers and will advance their studies in the profession. The accelerated three-two model allows students to complete the degree in 5 years rather than 6. It involves three years of undergraduate prerequisite courses and general education requirements, followed by two years in an entry-level master's professional program. At the end of the program, students will have earned both a B.S. in Health and Human Performance and a Masters in Athletic Training (MAT).
Acceptance into graduate school and the professional program requires both sequential curriculum and completion of clinical hours; therefore, students must enter the program during summer semester. The application deadline for Summer 2013 is March 1. The application process is competitive and the number of students admitted to the program is limited.
Students may apply for admission into the professional program by obtaining an application from the Athletic Training website.
|Health and Human Performance (ATP Option)
1. Application Materials and Deadline
- Students must enter the program during the summer semester. All application packet materials must be completed and postmarked by March 1st.
- Instructions for applying to the Graduate School are in the Applying for Admission section on this web site.
2. Program Requirements for Admission
For the Athletic Training option, the Department of Health and Human Performance requires:
- Entrance athletic training essay (Statement of Purpose) listing your background and goals.
- A resume/curriculum vitae (this can be attached to the online application).
- Submission of 3 or more letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a Certified Athletic Trainer. (We prefer electronic submission through the Admission Application. If the electronic method is used there is no need to send paper copies of the letters to the department.)
- Official transcript(s) of all previous college coursework.
- Detailed requirements for admission are listed on the Athletic Training webpage under "Application and Manuals."
3. Financial Information
- For additional information about financial assistance, see the Financial Information section on this web site.
Health and Human Performance
32 Campus Drive
McGill Hall 101
Missoula, MT 59812-4536
Fax: (406) 243-6252
For more information contact:
Valerie Moody, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, WEMT-B
Co-Program Director Athletic Training Program
Scott Richter, MEd, ATC, LAT
Co-Program Dirctor Athletic Training Program