Admission Requirements & Costs

Admission requirements & costs

Applicants to the certificate program are classified as Category 1 or Category 2. Category 1 applicants have a completed degree and must meet the criteria outlined below. Category 2 applicants are attending one of our partner institutions mentioned below and must meet criteria as established by the partner institution.

Category 1 Applicants

Applicants for the Athletic Therapy program must possess a degree in kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics, exercise science or equivalent. Successful applicants must have completed the following courses (either as part of their degree matriculation or subsequent to the degree). To determine if courses you have taken are equivalent to these courses, visit Athletic Therapy Course Equivalency Search.

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Strength, Conditioning and Flexibility

Students are conditionally accepted (if all other requirements are met) with the condition of successful completion of the two courses below. Details will be provided once conditionally accepted.

  • Taping and Prophylactic Support
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The following courses may not be part of the standard kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics or exercise science curriculum. Therefore, students are typically accepted into the program but unable to graduate from the certificate until they can provide proof of completion of the courses. Arrangements can be made to take these courses in the department.

  • Sport Psychology
  • Nutrition

For Category 1 students, admission is competitive and preference will be given to applicants with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 on the conditional and final admission average. Conditional admission will be based on the four most recently completed courses by Dec. 31 and final admission will be based on the eight most recently completed courses by June 30. In addition, preference will be given to applicants with a Grade Point Average of 3.00 in Human Anatomy and in Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries.

Additional Criteria - Category 1 Applicants

  • 50 practical hours in the sport medicine field must be completed prior to entering the program (this experience must have been supervised by a Certified Athletic Therapist, a Sports Physiotherapist, a Sports Medicine Physician or a Chiropractor
  • A letter of support from the supervisor that includes a verification of the number of practical hours
  • Applicants will be required to pass an introductory anatomy examination prior to entering the program. Once all other admission criteria have been met, the applicant will be notified regarding the procedures to complete the examination requirement

Category 2 Applicants

  • The department has a formal agreement with the University of Calgary, the University of Regina, Trinity Western University and the University of Lethbridge for this program. Students enrolled in one of the four university partners come to Mount Royal University in the third year of their program and then return to their respective institution to complete their degree requirements. Students interested in this route should refer to each institution's academic advisor(s) and/or Calendar requirements for more admission criteria information..

Money Matters

For students planning to take courses on a part-time basis, please see our course fee table.

Of course costs are influenced by your circumstances — program choice, living at home, living in Residence, etc. Try our budget calculator to get an estimate of your costs.

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