Athletic Training, M.A.T.

Vermont State’s Master of Athletic Training will prepare you for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination in just two years. In this selective program, you’ll take part in extensive clinical experiences working with men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams at local colleges and high schools. In your medical facility rotation, you’ll be mentored by healthcare professionals in the practice settings of emergency medicine, orthopedics, and family practice medicine.

Our Athletic Training degree program uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings, with an emphasis on clinical reasoning skills. You’ll complete one immersive clinical experience and participate in the full-time experience and day-to-day role of an athletic trainer.

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Why Study Athletic Training at Vermont State?

  • Maximum Field Experience: You’ll gain extensive hands-on learning over four semesters of work in the field. Graduate with confidence gained through experience.  
  • Three Certifications: Besides preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to enter the profession of athletic training, you can also prepare to earn credentials through two additional exams: the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam and the Orthopedic Physician Extender (OPE) exam.  
  • Growing Job Demand: Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2022 to 2032*, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Skilled Faculty and Clinicians: Vermont State’s faculty bring a wealth of in-field expertise to their courses. You’ll also work with highly skilled clinicians at area colleges, high schools, and medical clinics during rotations. 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Athletic Trainers,(visited June 10, 2024).

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Program Outcomes

View employment, graduation, BOC pass rates and other program outcomes for Vermont State’s Master of Athletic Training on the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education website

Sample Courses

  • Sports Emergency Care
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • EBP in Athletic Healthcare
  • Optimizing Athletic Performance
  • Orthopedic Technology

Meet Our Faculty

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Professor / Program Director

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Associate Professor

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