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Application Process

Application Deadline:

MAT program

The MAT program only begins in summer semesters and all applications must be submitted by January 15th. All supporting material must be received by the department before February 15th. Check the FAQ for any questions related to the application.

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Application and Candidate Selection Process:

  1. Completed University of Houston Graduate School application.

  2. Completed MAT Program Application

  3. Official GRE scores sent electronically to institution code 6870 – University of Houston, Main Campus

  4. Official transcripts from all prior institutions attended.

    • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required with special emphasis on the grades in required courses (see required courses below).

  5. Current resume

  6. Statement of professional goals and interests

  7. Three academic/professional letters of recommendation

    • Your recommenders will be contacted automatically and asked to evaluate you through an online system. They should be encouraged to provide comments and/or upload a signed letter as well.

  8. Offsite video interview

  9. Phone interview with potential candidates.

  10. 50 hours of observation directly supervised by a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer

    • Must be documented and approved on this form

  11. Required courses (A grade of a “B” or higher in the Required courses is recommended)

    • General Biology (3 credit hours)
    • Chemistry (3 credit hours)
    • Physics (3 credit hours)
    • Anatomy & Physiology 1 (or equivalent) (4 credit hours)
    • Anatomy & Physiology 2 (or equivalent) (4 credit hours)
    • Biomechanics (3 credit hours)
    • Exercise Physiology (3 credit hours)
    • Motor Learning (3 credit hours)
    • Psychology (3 credit hours)
    • Statistics (3 credit hours)
    • Nutrition (3 credit hours)
  12. Preferred courses

    • Functional Anatomy (or equivalent) (3 credit hours)


ALL supporting materials, with the exception of official transcripts, should be uploaded through the online application system.

Official transcripts should be submitted to: 

University of Houston
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 3947
Houston, Texas 77253-3947