Athletic Training Master's Degree

Mission

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.

Goals

  • 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.

Outcomes

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 athletic injuries and illnesses.
  • 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 Learning Outcomes

  • Provide students with personalized and competent course instruction and clinical education.
  • Provide students with professional and academic advancement guidance and networking opportunities.
  • Prepare students to successfully pass the Board of Certification Exam.



For further information, please contact Dr. Nathan Slaughter by email nathanslaughter@suu.edu or phone 435-586-7823

Announcements

Cohort

The application cycle for the Summer 2021 cohort has closed.  The application cycle for the Summer 2022 cohort will begin August 1, 2021

Scholarship Information

Students applying for the Master of Athletic Training are also welcome to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, applicants will need to submit an essay of about 500 words in length on why they should be awarded the scholarship to:

Nathan Slaughter, DAT, ATC nathanslaughter@suu.edu

Teaching Assistantship Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation has a limited number of teaching assistantships available for residential graduate students pursuing degrees in MAT or MSSCP.  Students who are interested in these positions should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to nathanslaughter@suu.edu.

 Applications need to be received by August 1.

 

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