Athletic Training
MAT
Application Deadlines
Fall:February 1
Contact Information: 
106 SFH
801-422-2670
maggie_shibla@byu.edu
Program Requirements: 
  • Credit hours:  Minimum 36 work hours.  This is an entry-level master’s degree and does not require research or a thesis.
  • Prerequisites:  Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sciences or a related field, including all of courses listed below or equivalents:  Science of Biology (PDBio 120), Human Anatomy (ExSc 440 and PDBio 220 or equivalent), Essentials in Human Physiology (PDBio 305 or PDBio 362), Exercise Physiology (ExSc 463 and ExSc464 {Lab}), Kinesiology/Biomechanics (ExSc 362), Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention (ExSc 387), College Physics (Physics 105/107), College Algebra (Math 110 or higher), College Chemistry (Chem 105/106,107), Statistics (STAT 121), Psychology (PSYCH 111), ExSc 501 (Pathophysiology for AT) (if not taken before admission, may be taken during MAT, but does not count toward total program credits).
  • Transfer students need to determine equivalents to prerequisite courses
  • Take all of the following required courses:  ExSc 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 601, 602, 603, 625R, (TC 011), 635, 688R, and 697.
  • Take the four clinical education courses over four regular fall and winter semesters (8): ExSc 654, 655, 656, and 657.
  • Complete elective courses approved by your advisory committee to fulfill program requirements.  Electives from the following:  ExSc 519, 625R, 630, 662, 663, 667, 668, 669, 671, 693R, STAT 511, or other courses as approved by your advisory committee.
Admission Requirements: 
  1. Letter of intent as outlined on the program MAP which can be found on the Exercise Sciences website under Grad Students
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.2 for last 60 semester hours of upper level academic work
  3. Resume
  4. Applicants desiring the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) must submit supplementary application documents (Technical Standards, Physical Exam, Immunization/Background Check/Drug Screening) and must be ECC (CPR-AED) certified before first semester of MAT
  5. Non-native English speakers who are not eligible for an exemption must obtain the minimum required score on any of the English proficiency exams accepted by BYU Graduate Studies. 
Program Outcomes: 


Athletic Training Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

Students will demonstrate acquisition and application of athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities at the
master's degree level. The educational standards are listed as objectives and outcomes in required athletic
training courses.

Athletic Training Professional Preparation

Students will be prepared for athletic training professional practice by demonstrating professional dispositions
and clinical decision-making with patients in level-specific practice internships at affiliated clinical sites with
the mentoring of qualified clinical preceptors (instructors) by establishing collaborative relationships. Students
will also demonstrate leadership and management skills.

Professional/Ethical Behavior in Classroom, Clinic, and Work

Students will demonstrate professional, ethical, and moral behavior as students and clinicians in classroom,
laboratory, and clinical settings preparatory to professional conduct in their career.

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills with emphasis on presentation of clinically
relevant evidence. They will communicate effectively and professionally with the sports medicine team, staff
members, patients, and peers.

Integrate Science into Practice

Students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of clinical research, including design, methods and
applied statistics.

They will be able to think critically to identify and solve problems by integrating scientific information and
research into athletic training practice.

Evidence-Based Practice

Students will be able to read, digest, and synthesize key concepts from the relevant athletic training and medical
literature. They will be able to develop a relevant clinical question using a predefined question format (e.g.,
PICO = Patients, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes). They will be able to apply and interpret clinical
outcomes to assess patient status, progress, and change using psychometrically sound outcome instruments.

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