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.
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.
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
Qualified and Experienced
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.
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.
High Level NCAA II
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.
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.).