Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Master of Athletic Training

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Purpose, Goals and Objectives

Goals of the MAT Program
The goal of the Master of Athletic Training Program (“the program”) at Manchester University is to prepare qualified entry-level Athletic Trainers for the profession of Athletic Training. Through a curriculum which includes both classroom and clinical, "hands-on" education, the program endeavors to prepare individuals who are educationally well-rounded, critical thinkers, good citizens, and professionally active, as well as competent health care providers.

Purpose of the MAT Program
The purpose of the program is to prepare qualified entry-level Athletic Trainers for the profession of Athletic Training.

Objectives of the MAT Program 

  1. To produce quality Athletic Training professionals for potential employment in a variety of health care settings;
  2. To prepare student to pass the BOC certification examination through a CAATE-accredited educational program;
  3. To promote professional and ethical conduct at all times in accordance with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics;
  4. To provide exemplary classroom and clinical learning environments in which students can develop the appropriate knowledge, skills, and clinical proficiency for an entry-level Athletic Training professional.
MAT has a perfect record! Since the program’s inception in 2010, 100 percent of Master of Athletic Training candidates have passed their national Board of Certification exam on the first attempt.

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