The Master of Arts in Athletic Training Program at Carthage is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE). There are two options for students to earn their Master of Arts in Athletic Training.
3+2 Accelerated Track
The program is an accelerated 3+2 curriculum model. Students will declare as an allied health science undergraduate for the pre-professional phase. Allied health science is not a standalone bachelor’s degree; it is only offered in the context of the combined Master of Athletic Training (MA-ATH) degree.
The allied health science major is an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation to recognize and understand key theories and concepts associated with health, wellness, and pathophysiologic conditions. It will prepare students for admission into the professional phase of the Master of Arts Athletic Training program.
Starting immediately in their first semester, students will get a “jump-start” toward the athletic training profession through faculty-led workshops, clinical case presentations, and other mentor-guided activities. Students will build confidence, get an insider’s view of athletic training, and learn the basic skills needed for admission into the professional phase.
Learn more about the pre-professional phase
Students who are accepted into the Master of Arts in Athletic Training begin the professional phase enrolled in dual designated, graduate-level courses to fulfill the institution’s credit requirements beginning the summer following program acceptance.
Students with an earned bachelor’s degree in a related field can complete a Master of Arts in Athletic Training. Following admission to the program, students will complete two years of graduate-level coursework. Please note that applications for this track will not be accepted until January 2023.
Learn more about the professional phase
Carthage’s Master of Athletic Training program has diverse local, regional, and national clinical education opportunities available.
Students will experience seven-week blocks of placements during the traditional semesters. The summer and J-Term placements will allow the student to experience an immersive opportunity in the traditional collegiate setting, along with an additional student-preferred location.
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