The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at ACU provides entry-level comprehensive coursework, diverse clinical experiences and hands-on laboratory classes for those seeking knowledge in the field of athletic training.
Upon graduation, you will be able to apply your athletic training skills and knowledge in areas such as evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, and therapeutic interventions.
View a complete list of program goals and outcomes here.
ACU is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for
licensure in most states.
|Degree||Master of Athletic Training|
|Program length||24 months; begins in June.|
March 1 for priority review.
May 1 for standard review (deadline may extend if space is available).
Each M.A.T. student will have the opportunity to work with multiple sports teams as well as gain traditional clinic setting experience during their 6 semesters at ACU. Additionally, each student will complete two 4 - 6 week immersion experiential learning experiences where he or she is required to commit all time and effort (no classes during this time) to their experience. Some clinical experiences may include:
Applicants must complete both an ATCAS (Athletic Training Centralized Application Service) application and an ACU Office of Graduate Programs application. NOTE: There is a one-time, $85 application fee charged by ATCAS, and a one-time, $50 ACU application fee. The ATCAS application can also be used to apply for other M.A.T. programs.
Please note that additional information will be required upon admission to the M.A.T. program at ACU. This includes:
Your admission to the program is not final until all the post-admission requirements are met. They must be completed by June 1.