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9MATR - Master of Athletic Training

Health and Human Performance Graduate Master of Athletic Training

Program Delivery

Residential Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Master of Athletic Training

Program Type



College of Science & Mathematics

Program Description

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.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Providing an official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree.

  • Maintain/provide proof of an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.

  • Provide verification of Certification in Emergency Cardiac Care through a course that meets the standards set forth by the Board of Certification.

  • Provide completed program application

  • Provide documentation of having completed at least 30 observation hours with a Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Provide a cover letter

  • Provide a résumé

  • Provide a reference letter from a Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Adhere to the technical standards of the program as described in the student handbook.

  • Application to the Master of Athletic Training.

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 a graduate student.

To be considered for admission into the MAT program, the following criteria is required:

Accelerated 3+2 program candidates: Completion of all undergraduate coursework (course numbers 100-499) in an approved undergraduate program by the start of graduate coursework with the exception of HHPR 439 to be taken spring of senior year; cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75. In addition, Norwich University Health Sciences students must complete prerequisite courses as described in the course catalog.

Graduate candidates: Provide an official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75. Completed the following college-level courses with a grade of at least a C+ in: 1 year Biology, 1 year Human Anatomy & Physiology; and 1 semester each in Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent), Motor Development, Nutrition.

Additional Program Information

Careers for this Major

The following areas are opportunities where Certified Athletic Trainers are being employed.

  • Colleges & Universities

  • Hospital & Clinical Settings

  • Occupational Health

  • Military

  • Performing Arts

  • Physician Extender

  • Professional Sports

  • Public Safety

  • Secondary Schools


Students will develop the knowledge necessary to pass the Board of Certification exam.


Students will demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary to practice Athletic Training as an independent clinician.

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