Admission and Progression - Oxley College of Health Sciences

Admission and Progression

To maintain high program standards, enrollment in the professional program curriculum is limited and competitive. The number of applicants accepted will reflect an appropriate student-faculty ratio and the availability of appropriate clinical resources. Students should submit all application materials prior to October 1 for first consideration for acceptance into the program. The regular application deadline is February 15. The program begins in late May during the first summer school session.

Students in the BS to MAT program who meet the requirements outlined are given preferential consideration for admission into the MAT portion of the program.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance status within 45 days of completed application and the submission of all required documentation.

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  • MAT Prerequisite Coursework and Admission

    Formal acceptance into the athletic training program will be granted prior to the conclusion of the spring semester. For students seeking the Master of Athletic Training, admission will be based on the following criteria:

    • Admission to The University of Tulsa Graduate College
    • Completion of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Satisfactory completion of the following prerequisite coursework, or equivalent (letter grade of C or better)
      • Biology -12 credits consisting of:
        • Human Anatomy w/lab (4cr)
        • Human Physiology w/lab (4cr)
        • Intro to Biology w/lab (4cr)
      • Chemistry – 4 credits
        • General Chemistry w/lab
        • or Chemistry in Medicine
      • Physics – 4 credits
        • Intro to Physics w/lab
      • Psychology – 3 credits
        • General Psychology
      • Statistics – 3 credits
        • Intro to Statistics
      • Nutrition – 3 credits
        • Nutrition or Sports Nutrition
      • Kinesiology or Biomechanics – 3 credits
        • Functional Anatomy or Kinesiology
        • Biomechanics
      • Exercise Physiology – 3 credits
    • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Accelerated Program Admission

    Students interested in the 5-Year Exercise Science to Master of Athletic Training program should apply to The University of Tulsa through undergraduate admission, which can be found at During the application process, students will declare an Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training Degree.

    Progression in the 5-Year Accelerated program includes completion of all pre-requisite courses, which include:
    • Biomechanics
    • Exercise Physiology and Lab
    • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
    • General Chemistry and Lab
    • General Psychology
    • Human Anatomy and Lab
    • Human Physiology and Lab
    • Introduction to Physics
    • Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
    • Sport Nutrition
    • Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

    In addition to completing the pre-requisite courses, the students will take Practicum courses that provide observation experience in the field of athletic training. These courses provide the student with the opportunity to experience the profession of athletic training alongside licensed and certified professionals in a variety of job settings.

    During the fall of a student’s junior year, interested students will apply to the Master of Athletic Training Program. Each September, the Athletic Training Faculty, along with the graduate school, hosts an informational night at the Oxley College of Health Sciences to aid Junior level students in the application process into the Master of Athletic Training. Information about this night will be disseminated through Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences courses.

    TU students who have met all of the admission requirements will be given preferential consideration for admission. Students should submit all application materials prior to October 1st for first consideration for acceptance into the program. The regular application deadline is February 15th. The program begins in late May during the 1st summer school session.

    In addition to pre-requisite coursework, the student will need to work with their advisor to ensure progression to graduate with the Exercise Science degree in fall of their senior year, and will need to maintain at 3.0 GPA.

    Financial Assistance Policy

  • Progression

    Master of Athletic training students must earn a ‘B’ in each ATRG course. In the event that the minimum grade is not earned, the student must repeat the course. Master of Athletic training students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. Any student who falls below this standard or is not making progress in the ATRG courses will be suspended and/or placed on probation with the graduate school. A student will be notified of their status in a letter from the Dean of the Graduate School. The letter will also explain the progress that must be made during the subsequent semester in order to be removed from suspension and/or probation. Progress can be demonstrated through successful completion of a remediation independent study (at the discretion of the athletic training faculty) or by repeating the course. Inability to demonstrate progression will result in dismissal from the MAT program. Petition for readmission must be made to the program director and graduate school.

  • Health/Safety Requirements

    Physical Exam and Medical History: Students must submit documentation of a recent physical examination by a physician of the student’s choice. This must be completed prior to beginning observation experiences during the prospective semester.

    Written Technical Standards: The written technical standards verify that the student is capable of meeting minimum standards relating to physical, mental, and emotional health with or without accommodations. The student must read and sign this form. Students who require accommodation to meet the technical standards must submit appropriate documentation to the Center for Student Academic Support and obtain verification so that the program can provide reasonable accommodation. This form must be completed prior to beginning coursework in the MAT.

    Health Requirements: Prior to beginning supervised professional practice experiences and annually thereafter, students must complete online training in blood-borne pathogens, HIPAA, the Right to Know (OSHA communication standard), and TB prevention. Prior to beginning supervised professional practice experiences and annually thereafter, students are required to present proof of the following immunizations and screenings to the School of Nursing: TB test (using CDC guidelines for two step method or chest X-ray), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (TdaP), hepatitis B, varicella and flu. These may be done at the Alexander Health Center on campus for a fee or at a private physician’s office. For some immunizations, a declination waiver may be signed in lieu of immunization records.

    Criminal Background Check: Students are required to submit to a criminal background check upon formal admission to the program as required by the contract with off-campus clinical agencies. This will allow proper placement of students for supervised professional practice rotations.

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Students must provide documentation of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification upon completion of ATRG 4116/6116 and must maintain continuous certification throughout the remainder of the program.

    Liability Insurance: Liability insurance is required for all students who have been formally accepted into the athletic training program. Liability insurance policy premium fees are automatically billed to the student’s account through the University Business Office.

    Apprentice Licensure Status: Students are required to obtain apprentice athletic trainer status through the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision upon formal admission to the program.

    Transportation and Uniforms: Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites and are required to buy their own uniforms (some uniforms will be provided by the athletic department), in accordance with the program dress code. (See ATRG Student Handbook for dress code.)

  • Program Fees

    Course Fees: Annual Immunizations: Immunizations upon expiration:

    ATRG 5116/7716 $90
    ATRG 5216/7216$80
    ATRG 7746 – BOC Self-Assessment Exam.$30 approx.
    E-Medley Fee$250
    Castlebranch Fee$101
    CPR for Prof Res/BLS Healthcare Provider$30 approx.
    Athletic Training Apprentice Licensure - initial$65 (licensure & criminal background check)
    Athletic Training Apprentice Licensure - renewal$15
    Criminal Background Check$25 (some states require an additional fee)
    Liability Insurance$25 billed to account each semester
    Transportation to off-campus rotation siteCost varies
    Participation in professional conferenceCost Varies
    ImmunizationsCost varies
    TB testCost varies ($8 at Alexander Health Center) annually
    Flu Shot$25
    Varicella (documentation or 2 immunizations)$220
    Hepatitis B (waiver or 3 immunizations)$150
    TDaP Adult$35
  • Financial Assistance Policy

    Scholarship money is available through the athletic training program. This money is divided evenly to all students.

    A student who is on academic probation will not receive scholarship money. Students who have a tuition waiver, full scholarship, or other monies that cover tuition cannot qualify for athletic training scholarship money per university policy.

    Students who are on the accelerated athletic training track who qualify for assistance through the federal work-study program, can be employed by the Athletic Department Athletic Training Room as a work-study student. This is not a part of the Athletic Training education. Therefore, any work done as a part of work-study does not count as clinical education and vice versa. Work Study typically consists of morning hours to assist with athletic training room maintenance and filing documents. While working as a work-study student, athletic training students cannot provide any patient care or perform any tasks that are within the scope of practice of an athletic trainer.