Whether you are just starting college or you already have bachelor’s degree and want to make a career change, the University of Findlay’s Master of Athletic Training Program can help you excel as a certified athletic trainer!The Master of Athletic Training Program has a 96 percent employment rate within three months of graduation! Graduates of the program have found employment working in professional sports, NCAA divisions I, II, and III athletics, physician offices, high schools, performing arts, the military and outpatient rehabilitation clinics.
Findlay'saccredited Athletic Training Programs is one of the few programs offered within the Midwestern Great Lakes area.
Two Program Options:
- 3+2 program (for entering freshmen)
- Two-year professional program (for students with a bachelor's degree)
- Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- Graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC) exam
Our graduates land great jobs working in professional sports, NCAA divisions I, II, and III athletics, physician offices, high schools, performing arts, the military and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, high schools, colleges and sports medicine clinics.
Our 3+2 program is intended for entering freshmen, transfer students or students who changed their major early in their undergraduate career.
The first three years of our program are the "pre-professional" years. Each student will complete the program prerequisites and bachelor’s degree requirements. Upon acceptance to the graduate program, the “professional” phase of the program will begin during the summer prior to your fourth year. At the end of your fourth year, he or she will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in strength and conditioning or health studies. At the end of the fifth year, each student will earn a Master of Athletic Training degree.
Two-Year Professional Program
The two-year program is intended for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree (in any major) and have met the admission requirements for the professional phase of the program.
This two-year program is intended for college graduates who have completed their bachelor's degrees and who may want to change careers; athletes who didn’t have time during their undergraduate years to major in athletic training, and any international student who wants a career in athletic training.
- Course work
- Clinical education
These two components function together to maximize student learning and development. Students are given a firm foundation of the theoretical constructs governing athletic training and the ability to critically evaluate and use current research to guide their clinical practice during their course work. These constructs are applied to real-world practice during clinical education where students are assigned to a variety of clinical experiences.