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The Manchester University Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program was initially accredited in 2012 and received a 10-year reaccreditation in 2016.

Master of Athletic Training

work1 What is an Athletic Trainer?

They are often the first health-care professionals on the scene...

Why an MAT Degree? Why a Master's Degree?

All athletic trainers will need a master's degree in the near future...

degree-options Two-year Master's or 3+2?

Manchester offers two options to become an athletic trainer...

Personal Attention and Hands-on Experience

Manchester stands out from athletic training master's programs at competitor schools with large enrollments. At Manchester, class sizes are small, affording plenty of personal attention from highly trained, skilled faculty, making sure your questions are answered and lessons are understood.

Master of Athletic Training students get practical, hands-on experience that prepare them for jobs. They get teaching experience in Manchester’s program, and they have immediate opportunities for clinical rotation at off-campus locations and with the University’s athletic teams.

Excellent Outcomes

Manchester has a history of excellence in the health sciences, and our Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program stands out as one of the Midwest’s top athletic training graduate programs. Since the program’s inception in 2010, 100 percent of MAT candidates have passed their national Board of Certification exam – 95 percent on their first attempt.

MU athletic training grads are employed in a variety of industries and with professional sports teams.

Read about some of our successful graduates.


Graduates who pass the exam for ATC certification


Graduates who pass the exam on the first attempt


Projected employment growth for athletic trainers from 2016 to 2026

New Location

Starting in Fall 2019, Manchester’s Master of Athletic Training Program took residence at our Fort Wayne, Ind., campus, offering expanded opportunities for our students. Learn more >