Athletic Training Program to Transition to Master’s Degree

The University of Missouri School of Health Professions is pleased to announce that its Athletic Training Program has begun the transition from an undergraduate BHS in Athletic Training to a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) graduate degree. In August 2019, the program will begin accepting applications for the inaugural class which will begin coursework in June 2020.

This change was initiated in accordance with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), in conjunction with the Board of Certification (BOC) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). All current undergraduate programs that wish to offer an athletic training program must transition to a master’s degree. Mizzou Athletic Training Program Director Dr. David (DC) Colt said “We are proud to make this transition now as we continue to set the bar for excellence in athletic training education.”

Mizzou athletic training graduate students will obtain a Master of Athletic Training degree from an NCAA Division I, Power 5 conference (SEC) institution with an outstanding reputation and faculty. Upon completion of the program, they will be eligible to sit for the BOC Certification Examination for Athletic Training. Students will become collaborative practice clinicians who will improve patient health, safety and well-being by delivering the highest quality of care across settings.