Master of Athletic Training | Mount St. Joseph University
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A 24 month (6 semester) full-time program, the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree prepares students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential (ATC).

As a 24-month (six-semester) full-time program, the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree prepares students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential (ATC). Athletic trainers (AT) are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in the prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to optimize physical activity and well-being in all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports.

As awareness grows about the risks of sports-related injuries and the benefits of physical activity throughout the lifespan, employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow more than 20 percent over the next decade. The Mount’s Athletic Training program has begun the Substantive Change Process, seeking approval from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), to transition the accredited undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree to the graduate level MAT degree. 

The MAT Program incorporates a comprehensive blend of academic, clinical, and professional experiences in collaboration with other allied health care professionals.


Features of Distinction

Extensive Relationships for Clinical Rotations

  • Intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional, and recreational athletics
  • Employee wellness and health promotion
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Internal medicine and family practice
  • Musculoskeletal medicine and orthopedics
  • Mass participant and event medicine

Curriculum Focused on the Continuum of Care

  • Curriculum Focused on the Continuum of Care
  • Disease/injury prevention and health promotion
  • Acute care and emergency management
  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Exercise and athletic performance

Leadership in Professional Education & Development

  • Board of Certification (BOC) Exam pass rate above the national average;
  • State-of-the-art technology in human anatomy, diagnostic imaging, and patient simulation;
  • Emphasis on professional development, networking, and intensive clinical hands-on experience;
  • Interprofessional education with faculty and students in nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and social work programs.