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! UF has of the top athletic training programs of only
25 accredited entry-level master of athletic training (MAT) programs in
the world and one of the few offered within the Midwestern Great Lakes
Athletic Training has two program options:
- 3+2 program (for entering freshmen)
- Two-year professional program (for students with a bachelor's degree)
Some high points about our program are:
This 3+2 (five years total) program is intended for entering freshmen, transfer students or students who change majors early in their undergraduate education.
The first three years of this program are classified as the "pre-professional" phase. Each student will complete the MAT program prerequisites and bachelor’s degree requirements for a major in strength and conditioning or health studies. Upon acceptance to the graduate program, the “professional” phase will begin during the summer prior to the student’s fourth year. At the end of the student’s 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 (MAT) 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 MAT 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 international students who want a career in athletic training.
The master of athletic training program at The University of Findlay consists of two components:
- 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.