North Central College

North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Athletic Training

Address:

30 North Brainard Street

Naperville, IL 60540

United States

Phone:

1-630-637-5555

Fax:

1-630-637-5844

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Athletic Training

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Why Pursue a Master of Athletic Training at North Central College?

We do more than prepare you for a career niche; we provide you with an understanding of athletic training and its role in the rapidly changing health care system. As an athletic trainer, you are an allied healthcare professional who works in a diverse and rapidly changing healthcare environment with a physically active population in a variety of settings. We have an extensive history of developing highly skilled athletic trainers with 100% of our alumni passing the Board of Certification Exam within the last three years.​

The Changing Healthcare Environment

The master of athletic training (MAT) program prepares you for a career that is patient-centered and utilizes evidence-based clinical practice. As an athletic trainer, you are an allied healthcare professional who works in a diverse and rapidly changing healthcare environment with a physically active population in a variety of settings:

  • hospitals
  • medical clinics
  • high schools
  • colleges and universities
  • industrial settings
  • performing arts

Accreditation:

The graduate athletic training program at North Central College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2027-2028. Graduates of the MAT program will be eligible for the Board of Certification exam. The institution is no longer admitting students to the undergraduate program. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May of 2022.

Eligibility Requirements:

An earned, four-year, bachelor’s degree in a related area from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation, with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Prerequisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better. Biology: 3-4 credit-hour course with a lab Chemistry: 3-4 credit-hour course with a lab Physics: 3-4 credit-hour course with a lab Psychology: 3-4 credit-hour course Human Anatomy and Physiology: Two-semester sequence or: 3-4 credit course in Human anatomy and 2-4 credit course in Human Physiology Statistics and/or Research Design: 3-4 credit-hour course Exercise physiology: 3-4 credit-hour course Biomechanics or Kinesiology: 2-4 credit course Verification of completion of a minimum of 50 observation hours under the supervision of one or more certified athletic trainers.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 55

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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