2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Athletic Training (MAT)

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Program Director: Reese Boucher, M.S.
Email: Reese.Boucher@VermontState.edu

Program Descripton

The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program is a two-year graduate program that prepares students to challenge the Board of Certification examination and enter the profession of athletic training.  

Applicants to the program must be enrolled in the Vermont State University Health Science/Pre- Athletic Training or Exercise Science/Pre-Athletic Training bachelor’s degree program OR have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the time of matriculation to the MAT program AND meet specific prerequisite coursework requirements. Enrollment in the MAT program is limited, and admission is selective. New cohorts enter the program annually in the summer and complete a two-year, 66-credit curriculum.  

The program uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. A medical model is used to educate students to serve as athletic trainers emphasizing clinical reasoning skills. The clinical rotations consist of four semesters of extensive experiences that include assignments with men and women’s varsity athletic teams, and cooperative experiences at other area colleges, high schools, and medical clinics. Students will also work with other health care professionals in the practice settings of emergency medicine, orthopedics, and family practice medicine. Students will complete one immersive clinical rotation in which they experience the full-time day-to-day role of an athletic trainer.  

The Athletic Training Program will continually strive to provide high quality didactic and clinical instruction and learning opportunities for students.

Program Outcomes

  1. Think critically and effectively apply content knowledge to real world situations and tasks. 

  1. Be professionally and ethically responsible administrators of athletic healthcare. 

  1. Maintain the highest standards of evidence-based clinical practice by effectively integrating information technology, clinical expertise, and patient values and circumstances. 

  1. Communicate effectively and respectfully as a healthcare professional. 

  1. Secure employment in athletic training. 

Credits required for program: 66


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

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