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MAT App Deadline

Feb. 1

MSSCHP App Deadline (Spring)

Dec. 15


Earn Your Graduate Degree from ACU

ACU’s dynamic, respected graduate programs take a holistic approach to career preparation, imbuing you with the concepts and clinical experience to pursue certification and exceed workplace expectations to make an impact from day one, all while cultivating the Christ-centered mindset to encourage and foster your patients’ health and recovery.


In line with CAATE standards, the MAT degree program trains all students to pursue a career in this or a related field first by introducing all knowledge and skills needed to pass Texas and national certification exams. 

  • Two-years (full-time; 55 hours)
  • Two-part program structure
    • Clinical experience (6 semesters)
    • Immersion experience (4-6 weeks)
  • NCAA Division I Athletics
  • One-to-one faculty-student mentorship

The MSSCHP degree provides students with eligibility to sit for NSCA and CSCCa exams.

  • Two-years (full-time; 36-hours)
  • Summer coursework opportunities
  • NCAA Division I Athletics

If you are 18 or under, please click here to request undergraduate information.

Dynamic Careers in Athletic Training

Athletic trainers collaborate with or practice under the guidance of a physician to improve a patient’s activity or aid in their recovery. More and more, athletic trainers occupy an integral role in today’s health care system, overseeing injury prevention, rehabilitation, diagnosis, wellness and intervention involving emergency, acute and chronic conditions. 

Potential Employment Settings:

  • high schools;
  • community colleges;
  • four-year colleges and universities;
  • industrial and occupational health care clinics;
  • military bases;
  • government and first-responder organizations;
  • professional sports;
  • sports medicine clinics;
  • physician offices and hospitals;
  • fitness centers;
  • fine and performing arts; and
  • athletic training education programs.

Dynamic Careers in Strength & Conditioning

ACU’s newest edition to the health sciences field, the Master of Science in Strength, Conditioning, and Human Performance (MSSCHP), further emphasizes the profession of coaching as a service to others. This program prepares strength and conditioning coaches for stewarding others in their desires to lead a healthier lifestyle and conquer fitness milestones.

Potential Employment Settings:

  • professional sports clubs;
  • university athletic departments;
  • national sporting associations and governing bodies and other related sporting agencies;
  • private health and fitness clubs;
  • spas;
  • public sports and recreation facilities;
  • student health clubs at schools;
  • further education and higher education institutions



ACU is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2024-2025 academic year.

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