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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.)

Program Admission

See Admissions Requirements  for the program.

Program Summary


The mission of the Master of Athletic Training Program is to provide students with a personalized learning environment that fosters meaningful development through traditional course instruction and experiential education opportunities. With a focus involving the Head, Hands, and Heart (knowledge, skills, and disposition), students will become competent and effective healthcare professionals who positively impact their patients’ health-related quality of life and contribute to the professional field of athletic training.


  • Provide students with a personalized learning environment that fosters meaningful development through traditional course instruction and experiential education opportunities.
  • Prepare students to become competent and effective healthcare professionals through the effective use of prophylactic taping and bracing, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, injury treatment and management, and physical rehabilitation.
  • Engage students in the use of health information technology to drive evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, and quality improvement.
  • Prepare students to positively impact the athletic training profession through the modeling of behaviors and dispositions of a healthcare professional.
  • Develop student’s ability to contribute to the athletic training profession and patient’s health related quality of life through scholarly research and advancement.


Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Master of Athletic Training Program students will be able to utilize evidence-based principles to execute the following:

  • Properly apply prophylactic taping and bracing to active individuals for the purpose of injury prevention and facilitation of physical activity.
  • Employ techniques for clinical evaluation and diagnosis of injuries and illnesses common to physically active populations.
  • Explain and demonstrate appropriate emergency procedures and immediate care of life-threatening conditions common to physical activity.
  • Explain and apply theoretical and practical application of therapeutic modalities and other physical rehabilitation concepts for the benefit of restoring patients’ health-related quality of life.
  • Demonstrate behaviors and dispositions consistent with the ethics and values of a healthcare professional.
  • Understand and demonstrate concepts associated with athletic training administration including effectively communicating with athletes, coaches, administrators and other healthcare professionals.
  • Evaluate and incorporate current research evidence to guide clinical decision making.

Program Information

  • All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or higher to count in the degree.
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate. Students who fail to maintain a 3.0 GPA average may be dismissed from the program.
  • Graduate courses cannot be repeated more than once.
  • Students will have a maximum of three (3) years to complete the MAT degree. Should extenuating circumstances arise, a student may petition the SUU MAT Program Director for a time extension to complete the degree requirements.

Total Credits, M.A.T. Degree: 56


Licensure Notification

This program typically leads to licensure/certification and was designed to meet such qualifications for the state of Utah. Students who are or may be planning to pursue licensure/certification in any other U.S. state or territory may need to meet additional education requirements. This is not a reflection of SUU’s accreditation or quality, as each state and territory regulates their own education requirements for occupational licensure.

Students enrolled in a teacher preparation program may potentially be able to use a Utah educator license to obtain licensure through reciprocity. Additional information may be found through the Department of Teacher Education’s reciprocity table.

An overview of all of SUU’s programs that lead to licensure/certification and the programs’ current determination statuses may be found at www.suu.edu/provost/licensure.html.