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Master of Athletic Training

Master of Athletic Training

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.

At this time, we are no longer accepting new students for the Master of Athletic Training Program. For more information, please contact us at or (402) 941-6226.





Class Type:
Hybrid, 8-week courses 

Transfer Credits:
Transfer up to 6 credits

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


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.

CAATE Program Outcomes

Office Hours Podcast

The Office Hours with Midland University Online podcast highlights the great programs and people involved with Midland Online. On this episode, we met virtually with Kyle Eckart, a Master of Athletic Training graduate. We talked about the uniqueness of the program and the connections made along the way.

Additional episodes can be found on the Office Hours Podcast page.

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