Master of Athletic Training Program

Master of Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training students

The Masters of Athletic Training Program is not currently admitting students to its program. The fall 2022 cohort will be the final class, graduating in spring 2024.

The UToledo Masters of Athletic Training (MAT) program provides a platform from which future Athletic Trainers (ATs) are prepared to enter an evolving profession and dynamic healthcare environment. The MAT prepares students to be scholarly clinicians that have the knowledge and skills to provide excellent healthcare today and in the future.

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UToledo MAT Program’s Points of Pride:

UToledo 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 work in a variety of different professional settings, including:

  • Hospital emergency departments
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Law enforcement and military
  • Occupational and industrial settings
  • Performing arts
  • Physician offices
  • Professional sports
  • Secondary schools
  • Sports medicine clinics

This fast-paced, challenging profession provides you an opportunity to engage in optimal patient care while working in a dynamic medical environment.

The program will consist of Two integrated components



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

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Learning experiences under the supervision of an Athletic Trainer and/or Physician. A range of experiences provide students with several opportunities for engagement across different practice settings.

Athletic Training Programs

UToledo is proud of its tradition of excellence in athletic training education and currently provides education to athletic trainers at all levels. The students in the MAT, Post-Professional and Ph.D. programs work collaboratively to broad and deepen their knowledge and contribute positively to the future of the profession.

  • Masters of Athletic Training (MAT): route to certification for athletic trainers. Results in the granting of a Masters of Athletic Training Degree.
  • Post-Professional Athletic Training Programadvanced knowledge and skills in the field for athletic trainers who have already passed the Board Certification exam, includes the opportunity for a clinical assistantship that provides independent practice opportunities to further broaden and deepen clinical skills. Results in the granting of a Masters of Science in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training Degree.
  • Ph.D. Program: intensive focus on particular topics in the field through advanced coursework and research activity. Results in the granting of a Ph.D. in Exercise Science.


The mission of the UToledo 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 UToledo 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

Upon completion of the UToledo MAT program, students will possess:

  1. The knowledge, skills, and abilities to demonstrate competency in each of the domains of AT practice
  2. The ability to translate research evidence to clinical practice
  3. The ability to participate as an effective member of an interdisciplinary sports medicine healthcare team in a variety of settings
  4. The knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully challenge the BOC Exam
  5. The opportunity for gainful employment upon graduation

Upon successful completion of the MAT Program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. After successful completion of this exam, students will be a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  In addition to BOC Certification, students may need state licensure/registration/certification in order to legally practice.  Please reference the Professional Licensure Information page for state details. For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director, Professional/Sarah Long  or contact her at 419.530.2024 to discuss requirements in that state. 

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The University of Toledo Professional Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.


Last Updated: 8/30/23