Master of Athletic Training

Earn your Master of Athletic Training at an NCAA Division I school

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at ACU provides entry-level comprehensive coursework, diverse clinical experiences and hands-on laboratory classes for those seeking knowledge in the field of athletic training.

Upon graduation, you will be able to apply your athletic training skills and knowledge in areas such as evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, and therapeutic interventions.

A complete list of program goals and outcomes.

View the MAT Handbook.

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Possible employment settings as a Certified Athletic Trainer:

  • High schools      
  • Colleges or universities
  • Industrial health care clinics
  • Military base
  • Professional sports
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Physician offices or hospitals
  • Fine arts
  • Athletic training education programs


ACU is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2019.


The mission of the Master of Athletic Training program is to offer students a dynamic, respected program that challenges them to grow intellectually, academically, emotionally, and spiritually while preparing them for successful careers as athletic trainers.

Program Goals & Outcomes

Graduates will apply their athletic training skills and knowledge in the areas of evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, healthcare administration, professional development and responsibility to improve the quality of professional medical care in their community while reflecting Christian values.

The program will prepare graduates to:

  1. Integrate faith and learning while offering athletic training services to those in need through schools, churches, hospital outreach, and other settings.
  2. Obtain employment in athletic training or related field.
  3. Assume leadership roles in the workplace and/or professional organizations.

Goals & Outcomes Details

BOC Pass Rate

The M.A.T. at ACU will graduate its first class in May of 2020. Once CAATE accreditation is gained, graduates will be allowed to sit for the BOC exam. Once data is gathered, it will be posted here.

BOC Pass Rate

Degree Details

Required Hours

Tuition per credit hour: $850

Program length: 24 months; begins in June

Credit hours: 55

Example Coursework


Application Deadlines

Priority Review: March 1

Standard Review: May 1 (deadline may extend if space available)