Students accepted into Baylor's Master of Athletic Training will be educated to provide comprehensive patient care. Using a competency-based approach, students will receive instruction in the prevention, immediate care, and clinical valuation and diagnosis of medical conditions. Students will also receive instruction related to overall health and well-being of patients and the administrative topics related to athletic training (AT).
The athletic training program (ATP) leads to a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree. The MAT program is a professional athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students graduating from the ATP are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam and become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Students enrolled in the ATP will gain first hand learning experiences with university sponsored athletic teams as well as other off-campus clinical sites.
Students have two avenues in which to pursue the MAT degree:
- Undergraduate students can enroll in a joint degree program that links the Health Science Studies (Pre-AT Track) and MAT degree programs, thus receiving two degrees in 5 years.
- Students receiving a bachelor's degree from another institution are able to apply as a traditional graduate student if they have completed the prerequisite coursework.
All students will receive a 50% tuition remission for both years in the program.
- Baylor's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- Students work with sports medicine health professionals caring for Division 1 sports teams in the Big 12 Conference
- Athletic Training faculty have over 15 years of clinical experience in both collegiate and professional sports settings
- Students gain experience at local high schools, orthopedic clinics, industrial, and military rehabilitation facilities
- The program has continually exceeded the national average for first time pass rate for Board Certification exam
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in both Baylor's Athletic Training student association and professional organizations in athletic training