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Master of Athletic Training

About the Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) Degree

Cedarville University’s Master of Athletic Training program will equip you to pass the National Athletic Trainers Association - Board of Certification (NATA-BOC) national exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. Through exceptional classroom teaching and real-world, hands-on experiences, Cedarville’s M.A.T. will train you as an effective athletic trainer who serves with Christlike compassion. And, Cedarville’s program is one of the few distinctly Christian M.A.T. programs in the country.

Cedarville University also plans to offer a B.S. in sport medicine/M.A.T. accelerated completion option, allowing you to complete both degrees in just five years.

As an incoming freshman, you can choose to begin Cedarville’s B.S. in sport medicine program and move into the Master of Athletic Training portion of the degree after three years. We have strategically designed the B.S. in sport medicine curriculum so the senior year is taken as part of the first year of the M.A.T. program. When you are admitted into the M.A.T. program, you are able to complete a B.S. in sport medicine, a Bible minor, and a Master of Athletic Training degree in five years.

Program Start Dates

You can enroll and begin classes in June.

Highlights of the M.A.T. Program

Biblical – With biblical integration in every course, you will discover how to serve your clients with the mind of Christ.

Accredited – Cedarville’s current Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and we have filed paperwork for a degree-level change that will provide CAATE accreditation for the M.A.T.

State-of-the-Art Facilities – Program utilizes Cedarville’s 3,000-square-foot athletic training facility with a devoted educational laboratory.

Mentoring Faculty – Christian faculty members who are highly credentialed practicing clinicians and will teach, advise, and care about your success.

Interprofessional Collaboration – You will benefit from interprofessional interaction with students and faculty from Cedarville’s well-established and well-regarded healthcare programs, such as nursing, pharmacy, and our developing PA program*. You will be trained in procedures from professors from other disciplines, including wound care, suturing, pharmacology, and general medical procedures.

Clinical Experiences – During your coursework, you will complete clinical experiences with Cedarville Yellow Jackets NCAA Division II athletic teams and at local schools and medical facilities under the direction of a preceptor. Immersive Clinical Experiences — You will complete four-, eight-, and 12-week immersive clinical experiences, where you will fulfill the role of a full-time athletic trainer, including treating patients, collaborating with the healthcare team, and filing insurance. Immersive experiences can be at places such as NFL and MLB teams, physician offices, and physical therapy clinics

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