Admission to the Program
The athletic training program begins in late May each year. A Bachelor’s Degree is
required for admission in addition to the specific requirements listed below. Fulfillment
of the basic admissions requirements does not guarantee admission. Acceptance into
the MAT program is based on a holistic scoring system including grade point average
(cumulative & prerequisite courses), completion of all prerequisite courses, athletic
training observation/experience, essay, letters of recommendation, and interview (professional
and scholastic aptitude) scores.
Applicants to the MAT program at TTUHSC must have earned an undergraduate degree from
a four-year accredited college or university. In addition, applicants must have completed
or plan to complete all prerequisites prior to enrollment. To be considered for admission,
an overall grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale is required. A grade of "C" or
better is required in all prerequisite courses.
Applicants must have at least 50 hours of athletic training experience. Experience
can be gained through volunteer work, observation or paid employment with an ATC or
|Human Anatomy (or A&P I)
|Human Physiology (of A&P II)
|Statistics (Tests & Measurements is not accepted)
|Physics with lab
|Chemistry with lab
If prerequisite courses have not been completed in the last seven years, program director
approval for acceptance of courses may be required. AP and CLEP credit will not be
accepted for any prerequisite course.
The following information is required for an individual to be considered for the MAT
A completed and submitted online application (including essay)
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
Verification of observation hours (a minimum of 50 hours completed with a credentialed
Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the athletic training
program. The application deadline is February 1st of each year, but the MAT program
will begin reviewing applications October 15th. The Office of Admissions and Student
Affairs accepts applications each year between August 1st and February 1st for admission
into the class beginning the following May. It is in the best interest of the applicant
to apply as early as possible. Qualified candidates selected by the Athletic Training
Admissions Committee will be contacted for either a phone or on-campus interview.
All applications are made online at the following web address:
Additional application materials should be sent to the Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center, Office of the Registrar, 3601 4th Street, Stop 8310, Lubbock, Texas
79430. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials have
been received by the TTUHSC Registrar’s Office prior to the application deadline.
Additionally, the following information must be provided prior to a student’s matriculation
in the MAT program:
- Completed Essential Functions/Technical Standards form (see below)
- Verification of all required immunizations.
Essential Functions/Technical Standards
A student admitted into the Athletic Training program must meet essential functions/technical
standards that are necessary to be able to obtain employment. These are established
minimum physical and mental guidelines necessary for the MAT program. Prior to matriculation,
all students must submit verification of their ability to perform at or above the
minimum physical and mental guidelines established by the Department of Rehabilitation
Sciences. A list of the essential functions for the MAT program can be found in the
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Student Handbook (http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sah/current/handbooks.aspx) or obtained from the MAT program director. Please familiarize yourself with the
essential functions document.
In addition to tuition and fees, additional expenses (i.e. travel, clothing, Criminal
Background Check, etc.) associated with the program and clinical experiences are the
responsibility of the student. An estimated cost of tuition and fees is available
on the SOAHS website (http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sah/prospective/).
A list of expenses that may be incurred by the student include: (this list may not
|Criminal Background Check
||$43.50 base rate Cost increases based on number and location of places lived.
||All SOAHS students are required to undergo a criminal background check, from the TTUHSC
School of Allied Health Sciences Approved provider, prior to matriculation.
||Required immunizations are the responsibility of the student, but a discount price
is available through the TTUHSC Family Medicine clinic. A list of the TTUHSC Immunization
Requirements is located at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sah/current/policies.aspx
||See the MAT textbook tab on the website for a list of required and recommended textbooks
with estimated cost.
||$45 per course per semester
||A laptop computer is required for the MAT program (minimum specifications are available
in the SOAHS Catalog at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sah/prospective/).
||$100-$150 over 2 years
||MAT program clothing is available from the Athletic Training Student Association.
Polos, t-shirts and jackets are most often purchased by the students.
|Travel to/from clinical site
||The cost varies based on location of clinical site and price of gasoline. Students
are paired and carpooling is encouraged. Unless requested by the student, no more
than one (1) clinical site will require significant driving by the student.
|Lubbock Cost of Living
||The United States Census Bureau website has information about cost of living in Lubbock