MAT Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of the Youngstown State University professional, entry-level Master of Athletic Training program is to provide an inter-professional and comprehensive educational environment for the professional preparation of athletic trainers to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. The following are components of the professional Master of Athletic Training Program mission:

  1. To teach the basic and advanced knowledge and skills required to be successful in the athletic training profession through didactic and clinical education components.
  2. To instill critical thinking, problem solving, ethical reasoning abilities, and interpersonal skills required to be successful in the athletic training profession with regard to working with the physically active population.
  3. To pursue scholarly activities through utilization of research and evidence-based practice to develop practitioners that critically examine the body of knowledge to deliver quality athletic training care.
  4. To encourage students to become professionally involved in the athletic training profession in terms of continuing education, leadership and professional responsibility.

Our Vision

The vision of the Youngstown State University Athletic Training Program is to be nationally known and to advance the development of successful graduates that enhance health, wellness, and quality of life through prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.