MAT Curriculum | Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph’s Athletic Training program has begun the Substantive Change process, seeking approval from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which is anticipated in Fall 2017.

BS in Health and Wellness and Masters in Athletic Training Combined (3 +2 BS/MAT) Degree Applicants:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness degree program leading to the major in Health and Wellness with a minor in Exercise Science and Fitness at Mount St. Joseph University may apply to the combined degree program following completion of 65 undergraduate credit hours.  During the fall semester, students will complete the ATCAS application with all other external applicants. All admission requirements apply minus the requirement that applicants possess a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation,

Following completion of the first year of the MAT curriculum and all MSJ undergraduate core curriculum requirements, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness degree with an Exercise Science and Fitness minor.  The Master of Athletic Training degree will be awarded following completion of the remaining program requirements.  Students are eligible to challenge the Board of Certification examination in the final semester of the program.

Program Requirements for the Master of Athletic Training Degree
(62 hours)

Category I Clinical Courses – 18 credits

ATR 541 – Prevention and Acute Care Clinical I (2)
ATR 542 – Pediatric and Adult Populations Clinical I  (2)
ATR 543 – Pediatric and Adult Populations Clinical II (2)
ATR 644 – Primary Care and Rehabilitation Clinical I (1)
ATR 645 – Primary Care and Rehabilitation Clinical  II (1)
ATR 646 – Prevention and Acute Care Clinical II (2)
ATR 647 – Internship I (4)
ATR 648 – Internship II (4)

Category II courses – 46 credits

ATR 511  Assessment and Management I: Prevention and Acute Care (4)
ATR 511A  Assessment and Management I: Prevention and Acute Care Lab (0)
ATR 512  Assessment and Management II: Musculoskeletal Medicine (4)
ATR 512A  Assessment and Management II: Musculoskeletal Medicine Lab (0)
ATR 521  Therapeutic Interventions I: Physical Agents and Exercise (4)
ATR 521A  Therapeutic Interventions I: Physical Agents and Exercise Lab (0)
ATR 522  Therapeutic Interventions II: Athletic Performance and Conditioning (4)
ATR 522 A Therapeutic Interventions II: Athletic Performance and Conditioning LAB (0)
ATR  530  Research Methods in Health Sciences (3)
ATR 551  Healthcare Policy and Administration (3)
ATR 613  Assessment and Management III: Medical Conditions and Mental Health (4)  
ATR 613A Assessment and Management III: Medical Conditions and Mental Health LAB (0)
ATR 623  Therapeutic Interventions III: Biomechanical Analysis and Ergonomics (2)
ATR 631  EBP Project Development (1)
ATR 632  EBP Project Implementation (1)
ATR 653  Professional Issues in AT (2)
ATR 661  Advanced Practice in AT (3)
ATR 662  AT Capstone (4)
BIO 5xx  Anatomy (8)


Academic Standards

After gaining admission to the AT program, degree candidates must meet specific educational requirements to progress and remain enrolled in the program, including:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 as required by the University for all graduate programs.
  2. Earn a grade of B or better in all Category I clinical courses.
  3. Earn a grade of C or better in all Category II didactic courses.

Academic Probation
Students are placed on academic probation if either of the following two conditions occur:

  • the student earns a “C" in a Category I course.
  • the student earns two or more “C”s in Category II courses.
  • the student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.0/4.0.

Program Dismissal
Students may be on academic probation for one semester.  Students will be dismissed for any of the following:

  • the student earns a second “C” in a Category I course
  • the student earns a fourth “C" in a Category II course
  • the student earns an “F” in any Category I or II course
  • the cumulative GPA remains below a 3.0 for a second semester. 

Please see the Athletic Training Student Handbook for and Graduate Catalog for additional policies and procedures and/or updates subject to change that apply to the MAT program.

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