Pre-Athletic Training Program/Master of Athletic Training
Athletic training is practiced by Athletic Trainers, healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program at The University of Findlay is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
This program is designed for students with minimal or no knowledge or experience in athletic training. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam. With the successful completion of this exam graduates will earn the ATC credential which is required to practice athletic training in the vast majority of states.
In order to be eligible to enter The University of Findlay’s athletic training program, students will earn a baccalaureate degree from Lourdes University including the prerequisite courses listed in our Academic Catalog. Students are not guaranteed admission to the MAT and must meet all current application requirements. Current application requirements can be found on The University of Findlay’s Web site, keyword MAT. Students are encouraged to apply for early admission (December 1). The two-year professional program in athletic training requires 65 hours of course work with a MAT awarded after the second professional year.