Athletic Training, MAT

Athletic training is an allied health profession encompassing the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers are regulated in 49 states to include Connecticut. Athletic trainers treat a broad range of patients and clients and can be found in many professional settings. Athletic trainers provide preventive and health care services within high schools, colleges/universities, professional sport teams, performing arts, physician offices, military and occupational settings.

Southern’s post-baccalaureate M.A.T. degree in athletic training is expected to begin in the summer of 2021 and will allow its students to complete requirements to sit for the Board of Certification Examination after 2 years. The program is open to students regardless of undergraduate degree provided students have completed prerequisite courses and other admission requirements.

Our unique and innovative curriculum consists of four traditional fall and spring semesters which are preceded by a single summer session. These fall and spring semesters have been divided into 8-week ‘mini-semesters’ with one 8-week period devoted to classroom study and the second 8-week period dedicated to experiential learning. The extensive level of immersive clinical experience offered by our program will give every student maximal opportunity to master their professional skills in all aspects of the athletic training profession.

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