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Master of Athletic Training

The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) at Miami University prepares you to become a certified athletic trainer through an in-depth, industry-relevant curriculum combined with four clinical experiences under the direction of credentialed athletic trainers. Educating athletic trainers for over 40 years, Miami’s athletic training program guides students in understanding the connection between the physical, metabolic, organizational, societal, and cultural factors that affect health and performance.

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Quick Facts

Summer (June)

Program Start Term

24 Months

Program of Study


Program Credit Hours

May 1

Application Deadline

Discover Athletic Training Career Paths

Hands-On Experience

To ensure students are career-ready, the Master of Athletic Training program provides a minimum of four clinical experiences across an array of practice settings. Each experience builds a solid foundation vital for performing the duties of a certified athletic trainer.

Students have the opportunity to complete these experiences with Division I athletic teams and sports clubs at Miami University along with renowned professional sports and health organizations such as:

  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cincinnati Cyclones
  • FC Cincinnati
  • Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Physician Practices
  • Mercy Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Centers
  • Area high schools

What You Can Do With a Master of Athletic Training

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in the athletic training industry to grow much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. The Master of Athletic Training program prepares graduates to secure employment across fields such as athletics, health care, education, public safety, military, government, and research. Our graduates regularly accept positions as certified athletic trainers across a few of the following settings:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Corporate wellness offices
  • Hospitals and wellness clinics
  • Physical therapy practices
  • Professional sports teams
  • Public schools
  • Sports medicine organizations

Career Stats


Certified Athletic Trainers Around the World

NATA - 2023


Professional Growth in Athletic Training 2022 - 2032

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Athletic Training Job Openings Each Year

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Excellent Preparation for the Athletic Training Certification

Through academic and clinical education, Miami’s MAT program prepares students for successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination* as they prepare for rewarding careers in the athletic training profession.

Miami graduates become highly competent healthcare providers who integrate current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values into practice.

*Miami University is currently seeking accreditation for the athletic training program and is not currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Visit our Program Accreditation page for more information on the accreditation timeline.

Combined B.S. of Kinesiology and Master of Athletic Training Program

The combined Bachelor of Science of Kinesiology and Master of Athletic Training program allows highly motivated undergraduate students to simultaneously pursue their bachelor’s and master’s in preparation to enter the field of athletic training.

Students who complete the program emerge ready to become credentialed healthcare professionals who provide injury prevention services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

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Leverage Your Sports Passion With a Master of Athletic Training Degree

Gain valuable professional experience working with Division 1 athletic teams, ace the Board of Certification exam, and become a highly skilled athletic trainer by enrolling in the two-year Master of Athletic Training program at Miami University!

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Athletic Training

Eric Brooks
202E Phillips Hall
Oxford, OH 45056