Health and Human Performance: Athletic Training Education Program (ATP)

Degree Offered

Program Degree Offered
Health and Human Performance (ATP Option) M.A.T. Program Description


Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in Athletic Training is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application ( As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average).
    2. 3 Letters of recommendations.
    3. Upload Application Essay (3 page maximum), which should address the following key points:
      • Reasons for desiring this professional career.
      • Career goals.
      • Attributes that you possess that will make you successful in life and as an athletic trainer.
    4. Upload resume.
    5. Pay the application fee.

  2. Second: 
  1. Transcript(s) and course work verification. Obtain a current official copy of all college course work.
  2. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Department of Health & Human Preformance from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana) Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Admission Deadlines

  • Summer Session
    • Early Admission consideration: Students may submit their application for early consideration by November 1st. Up to half of the cohort may be filled at this time depending on the qualifications of the applicants. Applicants not accepted during early admission will still be considered with the regular admissions cycle unless the applicant does not meet the minimum application criteria. 
    • Regular Admissions: Applications and supporting materials are due no later than February 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis if available slots exist. Students are encouraged to apply by the February 1st deadline, as the program will likely reach capacity at that point. 
Health and Human Performance
Department website

Campus Location
32 Campus Drive
McGill Hall 101
Missoula, MT 59812-4536
(406) 243-4211
Fax: (406) 243-6252

For more information contact:

Valerie Moody, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, WEMT-B
Program Director, Athletic Training Program
(406) 243-2703


Scott Richter, MEd, ATC, LAT
Chair, Health and Human Performance Program