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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:

The UH Graduate School Application and the UH ATCAS application will open on August 1st and close on January 15th.

  1. Completed University of Houston Graduate School application.

    • Submit official transcript from all prior institutions electronically to
      • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required with special emphasis on the grades in required courses (see required courses below).
    • International students only – Submit English language proficiency scores to UH graduate school
  2. Complete ATCAS Application

    • Completed MAT Program Acknowledgment Form

    • 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).

    • Current resume

    • Statement of professional goals and interests

    • Two academic/professional letter s of recommendation

    • 50 observation hours documented on the UH MAT Observation Hour Form
      • Students applying to the Summer 2022 cohort may submit their application with less than 50 observation hours due to the growing concerns of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and minimized access to observation facilities.

Required Prerequisite 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)

MAT Program Prerequisite Course Evaluation Policy

ALL supporting materials, with the exception of official transcripts, should be uploaded through the UH online graduate school application or ATCAS online application.

A virtual interview will be required as a part of the application process.

Official transcripts should be submitted to: 

UH Graduate School


or via Mail

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


ATCAS – Guide for Sending Transcripts