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Mount St. Joseph University Announces New 3+2 Path to Master of Athletic Training Degree

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By: Sasha Feldmann

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CINCINNATI (February 1, 2019) – Health and Wellness majors at the Mount will soon have the option to earn their undergraduate degree in Health and Wellness as well as their Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree in five years instead of the traditional six-year path. It is the Mount’s newest Three-plus Programs.

“Advancing AT education to the graduate level will enable AT students to more fully experience a wider breadth of clinical experiences on and off campus, participate in the interprofessional education opportunities in the School of Health Sciences, and utilize the state-of-the-art equipment available in the simulation and anatomy laboratories,” says BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., chairperson and associate professor of Athletic Training.

The Mount’s MAT program is a 24-month (6-semester) program that prepares students to earn the certified Athletic Trainer Credential (ATC). Athletic trainers 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.

Athletic Training incorporates a comprehensive blend of academic, clinical, and professional experiences in collaboration with other allied health care professionals. Clinical rotations for AT students will include semester-long experiences focused on prevention and acute care settings with pediatric and adult populations.

“The Mount’s proven reputation in Athletic Training education continues to attract a variety of students,” says Matt Taske, graduate admission counselor. “This newest Three-plus option for Health & Wellness majors will make the AT program even stronger.”

The MAT Degree Transition application is in progress for accreditation review by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Mount offers several Three-plus Programs, including the 3+3 path to a law degree and the 4+1 MBA. Many of the Three-plus Programs are available through valued partnerships with other institutions, including University of Dayton, NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Miami University (of Ohio), and University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis

About the Mount

As a Catholic university rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University excels at serving the common good. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their future. This is accomplished through individualized educational experiences, a safe, secure campus environment, and an all-in commitment to seeing students reach their highest potential. The Mount fosters life-long learners who serve, care, and contribute to the world beyond their front doors.