Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in the care of athletes. The services provided by athletic trainers comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers provide services according to educational preparation and state practice act.
The University of Missouri School of Health Professions offers a professional program in athletic training. The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree prepares students through the use of an integrated curricular design focused on patient-centered care. The two year program (six semesters) develops collaborative practice ready clinicians through a variety of clinical experiences both on and off campus. In partnership with MU Health, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, the Athletic Training Program provides robust educational experiences, including simulation and standardized patient encounters. The culmination of these rich experiences prepares students to provide exceptional health care and become leaders in the athletic training profession.