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Master of Athletic Training

About the Program:

The MAT is a traditional full-time graduate-level program that prepares students to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination to become licensed as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). With 33 sports and multiple off-site experiences, Midland provides a diverse educational and clinical experience. The mission of the MAT program is to provide future athletic training professionals with the knowledge, skills, and practice to succeed in a wide range of professional settings.

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About the Program:





Class Type:
Hybrid, 8-week courses 

Transfer Credits:
Transfer up to 6 credits

Next Start Date:
May 20, 2024

Application Deadline:
May 1, 2024


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Eleanore Sell at Midland University
Eleanore Sell

Program Advisor
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Phone Number: 402-719-6430

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Program Outcomes

After the Midland University MAT program, students are:

  • Prepared to take and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
  • Clinically proficient at the level defined by CAATE
  • Competent to provide athletic training services in a wide variety of professional settings with diverse patient populations
  • Able to synthesize information, make decisions, and act in ways that maximize patient outcomes
  • Exhibiting behaviors consistent with those of athletic training professionals

Master of Athletic Training Partners

Midland’s Master of Athletic Training 3+2 Option is proud to partner with colleges and universities across the Midwest to provide the best transfer experience for students looking to earn a master’s degree. 

Midland University partners with Wayne State College to create an articulation agreement that allows students to follow our 3+2 pathway. 

As part of our 3+2 pathway, students receive a bachelor’s degree in applied human and sport physiology from one of our partner schools in three years and earn their master’s degree in athletic training from Midland University in two years. At the end of five years, students will receive their MAT and be ready to sit for the Board of Certification exam.

For colleges and universities interested in becoming a Midland University MAT partner, please visit the Partnerships page to learn more.

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Midland University’s Master of Athletic Training program, which includes our 3+2 and traditional MAT options, has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission.

CAATE logoMidland University’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program has completed a self-study and submission covering 109 standards to earn a final vote of approval for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

The recently attained accreditation is required for all Midland MAT students to be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and represent one of three graduate programs accredited by CAATE in the state of Nebraska.

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