Post-Professional Athletic Training Program

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The Post-Professional Athletic Training Program is no longer admitting students to its program. The fall 2022 cohort will be the final class, graduating in spring 2024.


The Post-Professional Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This program represents an advanced academic program with associated clinical experience opportunities. Students are encouraged to pursue various sports medicine related topics through their course of study and thesis projects. Students will gain autonomous clinical experience through their clinical assistantships, which are offered in a variety of settings.

Program Vision

The University of Toledo Post-Professional Athletic Training Program strives to be a model for advancement and promotion of the athletic training field. The program seeks to develop professionals who make an impactful contribution to the field of athletic training through service, scholarship and clinical care while conducting themselves in a manner consistent with utmost professionalism and ability.

Program Mission

The mission of the Post-Professional Athletic Training Program is to expand the depth and breadth of athletic training knowledge and skills beyond that of entry-level. The program seeks to develop clinicians that practice with a patient-centered approach in an effort to optimize the health and well-being of their patients. In addition, the program seeks to develop scholarly clinicians that are capable of providing the high-quality care necessary to contribute to the advancement of the athletic training field. Students are provided the opportunity to foster these skills in the classroom and research laboratories, as well as during autonomous clinical education assignments.

CAATE Accredited Program                    WFATT Member

Post-Professional Program Aggregate Data

CAATE Program Information and Outcomes Page

Class of 2020

  • Retention Rate: 8/8
  • Graduation Rate: 8/8
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 0/8
  • Job Placement: 7/8*

Class of 2021

  • Retention Rate: 12/12
  • Graduation Rate: 12/12
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 0/12
  • Job Placement: 12/12*

Class of 2022

  • Retention Rate: 6/6
  • Graduation Rate: 6/6
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 0/6
  • Job Placement: 6/6*

*Includes those students that pursued additional education

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 broaden 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 Program: advanced 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.


Last Updated: 7/13/23