Program Academic Focus
Students wishing to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree may do so either as part of the accelerated BS-to-MAT program in 3+2 years, or two years as an external candidate.
The Master of Athletic Training uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Using a medical education model, athletic training students gain experience in a variety of educational domains to prepare them to serve as allied health care providers for the physically active population. Certified Athletic Trainers have specialized education in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and illness affecting physically active populations. Educational content is based on cognitive (knowledge), psycho-motor (skills), and clinical proficiencies (professional, practice-oriented outcomes). The Athletic Training Program incorporates hands-on experience in various professional settings. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
Students will be prepared to enter the field of Athletic Training upon graduation and successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.
Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary for clinical practice and leadership within the profession of athletic training.
Students will be instructed in didactic, lab, and clinical settings in a manner that encourages the development of critical thinking skills, utilization of technology, and promotes a culture of lifelong learning.
Additional Program Information
Careers for this Major
The following areas are opportunities where Certified Athletic Trainers are being employed.
Colleges & Universities
Hospital & Clinical Settings