Master of Athletic Training MAT

Opportunity within the athletic training field is growing, and fast. Find educational and clinical experiences to get in on the action through our new Master of Athletic Training program.

What You'll Study

The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree is offered through the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services. The professional preparation coursework in this program encompass the professional domains of athletic training. The overall objectives of the YSU Athletic Training Education Program are to instruct, evaluate, and provide learning-over-time for students in the following professional domains:

  1. Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection:Students identify injury, illness and risk factors associated with participation in sport/physical activity and implement all components of a comprehensive wellness protection plan and injury prevention program.
  2. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis:Students conduct a thorough initial clinical evaluation of injuries and illnesses commonly sustained by the athlete/physically active individual and formulate an initial diagnosis of the injury and or illness for the primary purposes of administering care or making appropriate referrals to physicians for further diagnosis and medical treatment.
  3. Immediate and Emergency Care:  Students provide appropriate first aid and emergency care for acute injuries according to accepted standards and procedures, including effective communication for appropriate and efficient referral, evaluation, diagnosis, and follow up care.
  4. Treatment and Rehabilitation:Students plan and implement a comprehensive treatment, rehabilitation and/or reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses, including long and short-term goals, for optimal performance and function.
  5. Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being:Students plan, coordinate and supervise the administrative components of an athletic training program, comply with the most current BOC practice standards and state/federal regulations, and develop a commitment to life-long learning and evidence-based clinical practice

Degree

  • Master of Athletic Training

    The MAT Program at YSU prepares students for entry-level athletic training practice across health care settings involving people of all ages. The program is two years with enrollment in five consecutive semesters.

    YSU AT students are educated in cognitive and psychomotor skills related to recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses involving the physically active, as well as risk management, health care administration, pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, and medical ethics and legal issues. In addition to the coursework, students are required to complete a minimum number of clinical education hours in a variety of settings.

     

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  • Accelerated Track

    YSU offers an accelerated-track opportunity for students to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and the Master of Athletic Training program in five years.  Students looking to apply to the accelerated-track program would apply at in the Spring of their junior year. Accelerated track students will complete one year of MAT courses at the undergraduate level and one year at the graduate level.

     

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Internships and Jobs

OUR STUDENTS CAN COMPLETE FIELD WORK AT:
  • Colleges and universities
  • Local high schools
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Local hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Community events
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD:
  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional sports
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Performing arts