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Program at a Glance

Program
Master
College(s)
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Department(s)
Kinesiology&Phys Thpy, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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This track and its application process should be used by:

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an institution outside of UCF

And

Students who hold or will earn a degree from UCF AND intend to apply to athletic training graduate programs at other institutions AND UCF.

UCF students who hold or will earn a degree from UCF AND only intend to apply to the UCF Master of Athletic Training should apply through the Athletic Training MAT - UCF BS to UCF MAT Track (Track requires an application through UCF Online Graduate Application but does NOT require an application through ATCAS).

The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program is designed to enable students to demonstrate, in the classroom and during clinical experiences, that they have achieved levels of comprehension, competency, and proficiency expected of entry-level athletic trainers.

The program's classroom component is divided into two sections: athletic training theory and practice, and clinical experiences. The courses are designed to expose students to information through multiple didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences. These courses incorporate the Curricular Content Standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

All students are required to complete the curriculum in the established sequence of courses.

By combining excellence in teaching, the latest technologies available in education, and outstanding clinical site affiliations, graduates of the program are fully prepared to take and pass the comprehensive Board of Certification (BOC) exam and start their careers as athletic trainers.

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2026-27. For information on how this program may prepare students for professional licensure, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CHPS-Master-of-Athletic-Training.pdf.

Mission

The Master of Athletic Training program prepares graduates to advance the quality of healthcare provided to physically active people through interdisciplinary patient-centered education. The Program is committed to providing students with enriching didactic, clinical, and research experiences that foster communication, critical thinking, leadership, and collaboration. Graduates of the Program will understand the role of the athletic trainer as a member of the healthcare team and will advocate for the advancement of the profession.

Vision

The Master of Athletic Training program aspires to be a nationally recognized leader in athletic training education where diverse students, faculty, and preceptors advance healthcare through innovation in education, research, and clinical practice.

Values

The Master of Athletic Training program faculty values initiative, integrity, compassion, inclusion, and altruism.

Prerequisites

Completion of prerequisite coursework outlined below with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required. Candidates with all prerequisites completed at the time of application may be given preference over those still completing courses. Courses older than 10 years will not be accepted.

General Bio/Biology - A minimum of 4 credits (including a lab) for science majors - Biology courses for non-science majors and non-human biology courses are not acceptable.

Human Anatomy and Physiology - A minimum of 8 credits (including two labs) for science majors - Anatomy and physiology courses for non-science majors and non-human anatomy and physiology courses are not acceptable.

Option 1: One semester of Human Anatomy with lab and one semester of Human Physiology with lab

Option 2: Two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology combined courses with a lab each (A&P-I and A&P-II)

Statistics - A minimum of 3 credit hours

Human Nutrition /Clinical Nutrition - A minimum of 3 credit hours for science or health/medicine/nursing majors

General Psychology - A minimum of 3 credit hours - Any course taken within a psychology department/unit will be acceptable.

Exercise Physiology - A minimum of 3 credit hours

Biomechanics or Kinesiology - A minimum of 3 credit hours

General Chemistry/Chemistry I - A minimum of 4 credits (including a lab) for science majors

Physics I - A minimum of 4 credits (including a lab) for science majors

Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Clinical Athletic Instructor
  • Clinical Laboratory Science Professor
  • Clinical Sciences Professor
  • Dentistry Professor
  • Gastroenterology Professor
  • Neurology Professor
  • Nutrition Professor
  • Occupational Therapy Professor
  • Optometry Professor
  • Pharmacology Professor
  • Physical Therapy Professor
  • Podiatric Medicine Professor
  • Podiatry Professor
  • Public Health Professor
  • Resident Athletic Trainer
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