Master of Athletic Training Program

Truman’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program provides you with specialized coursework and practical experience that prepare you for a successful career in athletic training.

You benefit from small, personal classes with a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. Your student experiences include but are not limited to cupping, Graston techniques, mental health first-aid training, grant writing, performance enhancement training, and therapeutic communication training.

Through broad-based professional preparation combined with close collaboration with professors and progressive clinical experiences, you’ll graduate from the program with the knowledge, skills and experience to take the national Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a certified athletic trainer.

Program Clinical Experiences

Truman offers a variety of clinical experiences to enhance student learning during every phase of your learning. Some travel may be required, but many sites are located within a three-mile radius of campus. The Truman athletics programs and connections with local facilities provide a variety of learning opportunities. You have the opportunity to work with well-known professionals in the athletic training field. Schedule a visit today to explore these options.

Apply today. Applications for our MAT program are reviewed as they are received.

For information on State Authorization and licensure requirements in a particular state or territory, see State Authorization.

Note: The observation hour requirement for the current 2020-2021 Master of Athletic Training application cycle has been waived and is not required. Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions.

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Our high-quality professional program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

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Athletic Training

Academic YearNumber of StudentsPass Rate on 1st AttemptOverall Pass Rate (2 or more attempts)
2019-202054:5 or 80%100%
2018-201988:8 or 100%NA
2017-201877:7 or 100%NA
2016-201788:8 or 100%NA
3-year average 93%.
The national average for first-time test takers is 73.2%.
Academic YearNumber of Students GraduatingPercentage of Graduates Employed as an Athletic TrainerPercentage of Graduates Employed as Other
Graduate employment/placement rates are the percentage of students within 6-months of graduation that have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other and not employed.
Academic YearNumber of Students EnrolledNumber of Students GraduatingNumber of Students ReturningPercentage of Students Returning
Measures the percentage of students only enrolled in the athletic training program at Truman.

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