Athletic Training - 2020-21 Graduate Catalog
Director: Ray Schneider, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies
Graduate Coordinator: Andrea Cripps
Address: Eppler Center 110
Phone: (419) 372-7234
Program Web Page: https://www.bgsu.edu/mat
Master of Athletic Training (MAT)
Master of Athletic Training
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master's degree, students in the Athletic Training program are expected to be able to:
- Collaborate in inter-professional practice with a variety of global healthcare professionals.
- Integrate research and standards of evidence based practice and quality improvement in clinical decision making.
- Develop a patient centered plan of care that emphasizes appropriate diagnosis, management, and treatment of injuries and illnesses in an active population.
- Provide AT services to medically underserved and diverse populations.
- Foster effective communication with and between patients, administrators and other healthcare professionals utilizing healthcare informatics.
- Demonstrate ethical, moral, and legal behaviors of athletic training clinical practice.
- Distinguish the profession of athletic training within the broader climate of healthcare.
The Master of Athletic Training Program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
- Anatomy (4 credits with lab. When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters are necessary to meet this requirement.)
- Physiology (4 credits with lab. When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters are necessary to meet this requirement.)
- General Chemistry (3-4 credits with lab)
- General Biology (3-4 credits with lab)
- College Physics (3-4 credits with lab)
- Psychology (3 credits)
- Nutrition (3 credits)
- Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
- Biomechanics or equivalent
- Introduction to Athletic Training or equivalent
Recommended Prerequisite Coursework
This coursework will be built upon during the MAT program, and as such, students successfully completing this coursework will be well suited to begin the educational components of the MAT program.
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Medical Terminology (1-3 credits)
- Public Health (3 credits)
- Epidemiology (3 credits)
NOTE: Students may have prerequisite courses still in progress at the time they apply. All prerequisites must be completed by the start of the program. All prerequisite coursework must be taken for a letter grade and be counted toward academic GPA (i.e., students may not take prerequisite coursework pass/fail).
Admittance to the MAT program is selective; two paths of admittance are available:
PATH #1: Students in their last semester of undergraduate coursework or who have already earned a bachelor's degree
- Apply directly through the Graduate Admissions application site. Applicants must meet the criteria listed below.
PATH # 2: BGSU undergraduate students
- Apply through the BGSU Graduate College's Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program by applying for early admission as an Undergraduate Accelerated student. This requires a minimum 3.0 GPA after 90 undergraduate credits or 3.2 GPA after 75 credits. In this option, you may forego the GRE submission.
- Enroll in nine graduate credit hours which are used toward the curriculum requirements of the graduate program when earning a B or better in the courses.
- When these requirements, and the requirements below, are successfully completed and the student completes a bachelor's degree, they automatically advance to the graduate program as a master's degree student.
Students need to:
- Complete the prerequisite courses with a C or better
- Submit the documents below to the Graduate College:
- A formal interview;
- An admittance essay (describing your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an athletic trainer within the allied healthcare setting and within the directions and trends of the profession);
- Completion of AT technical standards;
- Two letters of recommendation; and
- Evidence of 40 hours of observation under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Before starting the MAT program, students are expected to have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and to provide documentation of a current ADA technical standards (Appendix H), up-to-date immunizations (HBV, MMR, TDAP, Meningitis and Varicella), TB testing, BCI background check, and current emergency cardiac care certification.
Once students are accepted into the MAT, they are required to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and to complete all graduate course work with a C or better.
MAT students will complete a total of 54-56 hours of graduate coursework over a 24-month period and will complete the degree by passing a comprehensive examination. The comprehensive is a two-part examination, consisting of both a written and practical examination. The written comprehensive exam will be administered electronically and will be formatted similarly to the Board of Certification national examination and cover all of the practice domains of athletic training. the practical examination will be administered face-to-face and will be primarily focused on content areas for which the student has had limited exposure, as identified by their patient encounter logs over the course of their clinical rotations.
The curriculum map for the MAT can be accessed on the following website: https://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/human-movement-sport-leisure-studies/MAT/curriculum.html
Please access graduate courses online by clicking the “Browsing Course Catalog” button at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses offered by the the Athletic Training program use the prefix: AT.