The University of Missouri Athletic Training Program is transitioning from an undergraduate BHS in Athletic Training to a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) graduate degree and will no longer be accepting students to the undergraduate program. In August 2019, we 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 are being phased out and all institutions that wish to offer an athletic training program must transition to a master’s degree. 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 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. We incorporate into our coursework the six National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Core Competencies:
- Patient-Centered Care
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Quality Improvement
- Health Care Technologies & Informatics
- Interprofessional Education
In addition to classroom instruction, students will complete a variety of clinical experiences including 22 weeks of rich, immersive training. Please visit the MAT Clinical Education page for more information.