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Why study athletic training at Missouri State?

  • You’ll gain extensive and comprehensive real-world athletic training experiences with college sports, high school sports, sports medicine clinics, physicians, and other health care providers.
  • You’ll feel well prepared for the Board of Certification exam knowing that historically, graduates have performed as high as 20 percent over the national average.
  • You’ll enter the job market with confidence and skills necessary to succeed.
  • Our graduates have nearly 100 percent placement in jobs or in post-professional graduate programs.

MAT Mission

The mission of the Missouri State University’s Athletic Training Program is to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as athletic trainers. The program will fulfill this mission by providing comprehensive and multifaceted health care education founded on a challenging academic curriculum, instilling foundational professional behaviors, and highly integrated and immersive clinical experiences in accordance with the University’s commitment to Public Affairs.

Careers and outcomes

As a certified athletic trainer, you can find immediate work in athletic training and sports medicine practice settings.