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Gain certification as an athletic trainer

If you did not major in athletic training, this is the right program for you.

With a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree, you’ll be ready to work as a certified athletic trainer.

Help athletes and other active people manage, prevent and rehab from injuries.

Degree options

Degree plan

Two-year

Review a sample schedule for completing your degree in two years.

Some photos on this page were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why earn an MAT degree at Missouri State?

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Make a smart career move

Gain the right credentials. Soon, only a master’s degree will allow you to become a certified athletic trainer.

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Have the confidence and skills to succeed

This accredited and professional master’s degree prepares you for an evolving field. Shine as a health care provider in any setting.

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Follow a proven path to success

Our graduates have nearly 100 percent placement in jobs or post-professional graduate programs.

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Build your background

Do extensive, real-world athletic training while in school. Work with preceptors in college sports, high school sports, clinics and other health care settings.

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Careers and outcomes

Explore your potential career paths

Specialize in athletic health care. Work with athletes and keep people active and healthy.

CAATE Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education certifies that Missouri State University has completed a comprehensive accreditation review and demonstrated compliance with the nationally established Standards. The next comprehensive review will occur in academic year 2022-2023.