North Central College
North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Master of Athletic Training
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:
- medical clinics
- high schools
- colleges and universities
- industrial settings
- performing arts
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.
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
# of Credits Required:
Master's College or University I
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