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As a 24-month (six-semester) full-time program, the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree prepares students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential (ATC). Athletic trainers (AT) are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in the prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to optimize physical activity and well-being in all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports. 

As awareness grows about the risks of sports-related injuries and the benefits of physical activity throughout the lifespan, employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow more than 20 percent over the next decade. The Mount’s Athletic Training program has begun the Substantive Change Process, seeking approval from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), to transition the accredited undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree to the graduate level MAT degree. 

The MAT Program incorporates a comprehensive blend of academic, clinical, and professional experiences in collaboration with other allied health care professionals.

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Features of Distinction

Extensive Relationships for Clinical Rotations

  • Intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional, and recreational athletics
  • Employee wellness and health promotion
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Internal medicine and family practice
  • Musculoskeletal medicine and orthopedics
  • Mass participant and event medicine

Curriculum Focused on the Continuum of Care

  • Curriculum Focused on the Continuum of Care
  • Disease/injury prevention and health promotion
  • Acute care and emergency management
  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Exercise and athletic performance 

Leadership in Professional Education & Development

  • Board of Certification (BOC) Exam pass rate above the national average;
  • State-of-the-art technology in human anatomy, diagnostic imaging, and patient simulation;
  • Emphasis on professional development, networking, and intensive clinical hands-on experience;
  • Interprofessional education with faculty and students in nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and social work programs.

Apply now through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System(ATCAS) 

Resources

AT Program Outcomes Data

Student BOC Pass Rate

 

 2012-

2013  

  2013-

2014  

  2014-

2015  

  2015-

2016  

  2016-

2017  

  2017-

2018  

  2018-

2019  

  3 yr

aggregate  

Number of students graduating from program.

15

15

11

5

4

9

6

19

Number of students graduating from program who took examination.

14

14

10

5

4

9

6

19

Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

13

13

7

5

4

5

3

12

Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.

93

93

70

100

100

56

50

63.1

Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

14

13

8

5

4

7

5

16

Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.

100

93

80

100

100

78

100

84


 

Student Graduation, Retention, and Employment/Placement Rate

Student Graduation Rate
Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Graduation rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Graduated status divided by the total number of students in the cohort (excluding students with the status of leave of absence (medical) or deceased).

 

2012-

2013

2013-

2014

2014-

2015

2015-

2016

2016-

2017

2017-

2018

2018-

2019

3 yr

aggregate

Number of students graduating from program.

15

15

11

5

4

9

6

19

Student Graduation Rate (%)

100

100

100

71

80

56

67

63.33

 

Retention Rate
Retention rate (modified from United States Department of Education): Measures the percentage of students who have been admitted to the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies the following academic year).

 

2014-

2015

2015-

2016

2016-

2017

2017-

2018

2018-

2019

3 yr

Aggregate

(16-19)

Number of students entering the AT program.

5

16

9

11

0

20

Number of student returning the following year to the AT program

4

9

6

7

0

13

Student Retention Rate (%)

80

56

67

64

0

65



Student Employment/Placement Rate

Graduate employment/placement rate: Percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.


Employment/Placement rate is calculated as: the sum of students with a Employed as an Athletic Trainer or Employed as an Athletic Trainer and in a degree or residency program then divided by the total number of students who have graduated (excluding students with a Not Employed, due to military service and Deceased).

 

2012-0

2013

2013-

2014

2014-

2015

2015-

2016

2016-

2017

2017-

2018

2018-

2019

3 yr

aggregate

Number of students Employed as AT

10

9

4

3

3

7

5

15

Student Employment/Placement Rate as AT (%)

67

60

36

60

75

78

83

78.9

Number of students employed as other

2

1

1

1

0

2

1

3

Student Employment/Placement Rate as other (%)

13

7

9

20

0

22

17

15.78

Number of students not employed

3

5

5

1

1

0

0

1

Student Not Employed Rate (%)

20

33

45

20

25

0

0

5.2

 

Resources

Graduate Admission Counselor Directory

Visit here to meet our team of graduate admission counselors.


2020-2021 Graduate Rate Sheet [PDF] (69 KB)

View a complete listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with graduate study at the University.


2019-2020 Graduate Rate Sheet [PDF] (95 KB)

View a complete listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with graduate study at the University.


Graduate Degree Employment Survey Data [PDF] (543 KB)

2018 Statistics about employment rates of those who earned a Graduate Degree at the Mount, and places of employment.

Program Requirements

MAT Curriculum, Program and Admission Requirements