Masters of Athletic Training
The Masters of Athletic Training (MAT) Program serves as the route to certification for future athletic trainers. Students will be prepared to enter an evolving profession and dynamic healthcare environment. The MAT prepares students to be scholarly clinicians that have the knowledge and skills to provide excellent healthcare today and in the future.
Through the use of high-impact teaching practices, MAT students will gain the professional knowledge and skills necessary to work in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professions to provide preventative and acute care, and evaluate and treat injuries and illnesses in a physically active population.
Students enrolling in the Master of Athletic Training program must meet the following minimum admission requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (degree must be completed by the time of enrollment however degree may be in progress at the time of application)
- 3.000 cumulative GPA for all academic work
- 3.000 GPA in prerequisite coursework (see below for details)
- GRE score of 300 (150 verbal, 150 quantitative)
- Required prerequisite courses include: biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, general psychology, statistics, nutrition and first aid.
- Recommended prerequisite courses include: pharmacology, medical terminology, cadaver anatomy, medical ethics, scientific writing, research methods, personal health/wellness, pathophysiology, growth and motor development.
- Completed Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS) Application
- Completed University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies Application (application materials may be duplicated from ATCAS)
- 3 letters of recommendation- 1 letter must be from a Certified Athletic Trainer, 1 letter must be from a Professor/Instructor (if a student at the time of applying) or employer (if not a student at the time of applying), remaining letter must be from a non-relative
- Personal Statement (prompt provided within ATCAS)
- Official transcripts
- Proof of current Emergency Cardiac Care certification
To ensure sufficient student progress and maintain the standards of quality, only a certain number of students will be admitted each year. As a result, admission is competitive. Following the submission of ATCAS and COGS applications, qualified applicants will be contacted about an on-campus interview.
For the degree in athletic training, immunizations and compliance with technical standards are required. In addition, some clinical sites may require a background check. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Typically clinical sites are within 20 miles of the UT campus however certain immersive rotations may be located outside of the greater-Toledo area and it will be the responsibility of the student to secure housing.
Students in the MAT must provide verification (official documentation or proof of positive titer) of the following immunizations:
- Hepatitis B- 3 dose series
- Rubella, Rubeola, Mumps (MMR/MRR)
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (TDap/DTap)- updated in the last 10 years
- Tb/PPD- Initial 2 step test and/or Annual TB Skin Test
- Annual Flu Vaccination
Summary of Technical Standards:
Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:
- the capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
- the ability to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
- the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively.
- the ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
- the capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
- the perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training program as outlined and sequenced.
- flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
- affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.
For the full Technical Standards document, please visit the MAT website.
The program consists of 3 components: classroom/didactic, clinical education and scholary project. The program consists of 54 credits spread over 6 semesters. The program is cohort-based, thus students may only start the program sequence once per year (May/June) and must complete the program in the following order:
|KINE 6150||Foundations of AT Practice||4|
|KINE 6120||Evaluation and Management of Lower Extremity Injury||4|
|KINE 6500||Foundations of Scholarly Practice||3|
|KINE 6700||Therapeutic Interventions II||3|
|KINE 6800||Scholarly Project I||1|
|KINE 6620||Clinical Skills II||2|
|KINE 6520||Management of Emergencies in Athletic Training||3|
|KINE 6710||Organization and Administration of AT Programs||3|