Master of Athletic Training Program

Welcome to the Master of Athletic Training Program
at the University of Toledo

Through the use of high-impact teaching practices, MAT students will gain the professional knowledge and skills necessary to work in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professions to provide preventative and acute care, and evaluate and treat injuries and illnesses in a physically active population.  Given the increasing number of individuals participating in sports and recreational activities, the role of an athletic trainer is an important one as these healthcare professionals are specifically trained to prevent, identify and treat impairments and functional limitations in the physically active population.  Athletic trainers are most frequently employed in the traditional settings of secondary school, collegiate and professional athletics however recent growth is providing opportunities in the performing arts and industrial/occupational medicine settings, and most recently within orthopedic and sports medicine physician practices.

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The program will consist of 3 integrated components:

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classroom/didactic

Classroom and lab-based courses that focus on developing professional knowledge and skills.

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clinical education

Learning experiences under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer and/or Physician.  A range of experiences provide students will several opportunities for engagement across different practices settings.  A total of 48 weeks of clinical education are included in the program with opportunities for additional experiences.

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Scholarly project

Opportunity to develop, implement and present an independent research project.  Students will be guided by AT Research Faculty and Post-Professional AT Graduate Students.

 

 PROGRAM MISSION

The mission of the UT MAT Program is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for successful clinical practice as a Certified Athletic Trainer while instilling the mindset of a scholarly clinician. Students of the UT MAT will possess sound clinical skills and judgement as well as the ability ensure their patients’ safety and well-being and to positively contribute to the healthcare team. 

Program Goals and Objectives:

  1. Goal #1: To prepare students for entry-level practice in the field of athletic training
  • Objective 1: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully challenge the Board of Certification Examination
  • Objective 2: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate competency in each of the five practice domains as defined by the 7th Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis (Board of Certification 2017)

  i.      Domain 1: Injury and  Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
 ii.      Domain 2: Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
iii.      Domain 3: Immediate and Emergency Care
iv.      Domain 4: Therapeutic Intervention
 v.      Domain 5: Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

  • Objective 3: Provide students with the opportunity to translate knowledge from theoretical to hands-on through a series of progressive courses and clinical education rotations

2.  Goal #2: To instill in students the mindset of a scholarly clinician

  • Objective 1: Provide students with information, techniques and methods best aligned with the evidence-based practice model
  • Objective 2: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to evaluate, consume and apply research evidence
  • Objective 3: Provide students with the opportunity to translate research evidence to clinical practice through a series of progressive courses and clinical education rotations

3.  Goal #3: To provide students with the skills necessary to operate successfully as a member of a healthcare team

  • Objective 1: Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to communicate in an effective and professional manner
  • Objective 2: Provide students with hands-on opportunity to observe and engage as a member of a sports medicine healthcare team in a variety of settings
  • Objective 3: Provide students with opportunities for inter-professional education with other healthcare profession programs

 

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Last Updated: 7/11/18