Athletic training jobs are expected to grow 23% from now until 2026 — much faster than the average for other occupations.
Athletic training is a growing profession. By 2022, all new athletic trainers must have a graduate degree in order to practice.
The University of Toledo’s new master’s program in athletic training allows you to be ahead of the game. Earn your master’s now and be more marketable in the current job market.
*If you are already an athletic trainer seeking a post-professional program, UToledo offers a master of science degree in exercise science with a concentration in athletic training. Visit our program page.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are health-care professionals who collaborate with other members of the medical team and provide preventive as well as immediate and acute care, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
ATs are frequently employed in traditional settings — secondary schools, colleges and professional athletics. Athletic trainers are being hired more in other settings as well — the performing arts, industrial/occupational medicine and within orthopedic and sports-medicine physician practices, as well.
UToledo's accredited graduate program teaches the mindset of a scholarly clinician, along with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful clinical practice. We prepare you to be a valuable member of the health-care team.
Students have many opportunities through clinical rotations to practice their skills on patients.
Upon completion of the M.A.T. program, students are eligible for certification and licensure as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
State-of-the-art simulation center. Students in the athletic training master’s degree program develop and hone their skills in UToledo’s Lloyd A. Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center. This center has become a model for immersive education across the country. Students are trained using:
Cutting-edge labs. Students gain exposure to research that is advancing clinical practice in the Motion Analysis and Integrative Neurophysiology (MAIN) lab. Researchers use contemporary sports-medicine research methods, tools and equipment.
Diverse clinical sites. As UToledo’s athletic training master’s program continues to evolve, so do the sites where our students practice their clinical skills. Sites include traditional and emerging settings, such as:
Collaboration. Athletic training students have frequent opportunities for interprofessional education and to practice as members of health-care teams. You will work and learn alongside students from UToledo’s wide range of health-care profession programs, including physical therapy, medicine, nursing, physician’s assistant, counseling and more.
Be at the forefront. The Great Lakes region, and Ohio in general, has a strong, progressive tradition of advocating for athletic trainers.
Accreditation. UToledo’s master’s program in athletic training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Jobs in the athletic training profession are growing more quickly than jobs in other professions (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
To practice as an AT, you must complete a CAATE–accredited professional AT program and pass the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) national credentialing exam. In addition, some states require additional licensure.
ATs are most frequently employed in the traditional settings of:
As the profession evolves, there are broader practice opportunities in areas such as:
UToledo’s master’s degree program in athletic training curriculum includes:
The faculty in UToledo’s athletic training master’s program have practiced what they teach. They are active researchers with a variety of interests, including: