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The College of Health Professions

The Master of Athletic Training is housed within the College of Health Professions which provides early interaction and collegiality with a variety of other health care professionals and student. There are a number of courses that are taken with students of other health care professions.


Brewer Center for Health Sciences

The Brewer Center for Health Sciences (BCHS) serves as the home for the Athletic Training Education Program as well as a number of other programs in the COHP. It contains the designated Athletic Training Classroom/Lab and the gross anatomy lab.


Graduates

Graduate Degree

Nationally, more than 65% of BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) have a master's degree or higher. Furthermore, more job descriptions are requiring or preferring a master's degree. The first time pass rate is 96.15 percent.

Location

There are only 25 CAATE accredited entry-level master of athletic training programs in the world. The MAT at Findlay is the only such program in Ohio and the mid-western Great Lakes area. The closest similar programs are more than 350 miles away.
 

Qualified and Experienced Faculty

Courses are taught by a variety of health care professionals including athletic trainers, physicians and physical therapists. All faculty have experience as practitioners which allows them to bring real world examples and experiences into the classroom. Several other local practitioners in a variety of fields guest lecture.

Cadaver Lab - Gross Anatomy

Findlay has one of the largest cadaver laboratories in the region offering hands-on training to our health professional students.​ A strong foundation in human anatomy is essential to practicing as an athletic trainer. UF athletic training students take two semesters of gross anatomy with cadaver dissection.

 

Clinical Experiences

All students will complete rotations in NCAA II intercollegiate athletics, local high school athletics, an equipment intensive environment and a rehabilitation intensive environment. Each student will also complete rotations with a variety of patient populations and types of injuries. Students also have the opportunity to participate in experiences with other health care providers including orthopedic surgeons(office and surgery), EMT-paramedics, The University of Findlay Cosiano Health Center and others.

 

Athletics High Level NCAA II Athletics

The University of Findlay is competitive in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and at the NCAA II level in multiple sports. Check out the athletics website for more details. Findlay fields 24 intercollegiate athletic teams with more than650 student-athletes.

Technology

Students are exposed to a significant amount of technology. All athletic training courses are developed with Blackboard (which is a web-based course environment) support. Furthermore, students use all Windows Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) plus a statistics program (SPSS). Students also learn to use and apply digital technology (e.g., still camera, digital video, scanners, etc.).