Master of Athletic Training

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Culver-Stockton College Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program prepares students to become certified Athletic Trainers (ATs). ATs are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to physically active athletes and patients.

This innovative curriculum utilizes both online coursework and face-to-face laboratory, simulation and clinical education to produce competent, skilled and committed AT professionals. This two year, 56 credit hour, program allows for flexibility and one-of-a-kind professional experiences. Students can apply as a Traditional Track admit after completing their Bachelors degree from an accredited institutions. Highly motivated high school and undergraduate students can also apply for the Accelerated (3+2) Track, allowing students to complete both their Bachelors degree in Health Science and the MAT in 5 years.

Culver-Stockton College is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

Student Learning Goals and Outcomes:

MAT students will utilize a professional approach to demonstrating competence and skill in, as well as commitment to:

  1. Patient/Client-Centered Care
  2. Interdisciplinary Education & Practice
  3. Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Information-Driven Decisions & Health Care Informatics
  5. Quality Improvement

Program Outcomes:

Board of Certification Pass-Rates
Graduation & Retention Rates
Employment & Placement Rates

Student Achievements

  • 100% of graduates passed the Board of Certification exam on their first attempt in last 3 years!
  • C-SC was a district qualifier and top place finisher in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Quiz Bowl
  • 100% of AT student have earned Graston Technique, Kinesio Tape, Personal Training, CPR/AED, and/or Psychological First Aid certification while completing their AT degree
  • 100% of graduates have attended an AT professional conference, or participated in public relations and professional advocacy events at the state, district, or national levels
  • The AT Program was Top 20 nationally and recognized as Honorable Mention for “Best Student Effort” in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2017 Public Relations Contest
  • Students have a plethora of clinical education opportunities in NCAA and NAIA Division I & II athletics, High School athletics, Hospital/Clinics, and Industrial/Corporate settings
  • Students will have access to a designated, state of the art, Health Sciences laboratory, and simulator center for the advancement of their knowledge and clinical skills

Program Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition Per Credit Hour: $400
  • Deposit of $150 (non-refundable, but credited toward tuition upon enrollment)
  • Unified Student Fee: $425 (covers access to library, online resources, entrance to campus programming/performances/events, wellness center membership, etc.
  • AT Program Fee: $750 (covers tablet rental with apps, simulations, apparel/gear, liability insurance, criminal background check, association members in NATA, MAATA, & MoATA, and practice/exit exams.
  • Course/Lab Fees: $100/course (books are an additional cost and vary by course/type estimated at $350-$700. Students are encouraged to purchase electronic texts on tablets to reduce costs)
  • Housing: Student is responsible for securing appropriate housing. Campus housing is available. Those selecting campus housing are required to pay a $200 housing deposit by April 1.
  • Board: Costs vary. Student is responsible for all food. Students selecting campus housing will be required to select a meal plan.
  • Graduation: $150 (upon graduation).

While there is no institutional aid, C-SC students can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for Pell grants, subsidized and unsubsidized loans. To apply for Federal Aid, visit FAFSA.ed.gov

Employees of our corporate partners receive a 10% discount and alumni receive a 15% discount. Only one discount may be applied.

Interest-free payment options are also available through the college. Call 573-288-6492 for more information.

MAT Course Schedule

MAT Guide

Additional Information and Requirements

Graduation Requirements: Students completing the MAT and graduating with a Masters degree from C-SC must complete all program requirements. Program requirements include satisfactory completion of all coursework, adherence to all retention criteria, and verification from the Program Director. Additionally, prior to conferment of your degree all tuition, fees, and out-standing financial balances must be rectified. For complete graduation requirements, refer to the published in the year you began the program.

Transportation Requirements: Clinical coursework and rotations will require students to travel off-campus. These distances could be within an one hour or more radius, but typically 30 minutes or less. Students are responsible for access to or possession of reliable transportation. The program is not responsible for securing, scheduling or assisting students with transportation.

Student Withdrawal & Refund: Students who withdraw from the institution may be eligible for a portion of their tuition and fees. Please see the for up to date information.

Student Grievance Policy: Students are encouraged to work professionally toward resolving grievances with the parties involved or their direct chain of command. Should a resolution not be found or be most appropriate for administrative intervention, students are required follow the procedures outlined in the Student Grievance Policy in the Student Handbook.

Vision: The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Culver-Stockton College will be a nationally recognized educational program for producing exceptional professionals and servant leaders in the field of athletic training.

Mission: The mission of the Culver-Stockton College ATP is to professionally prepare students of promise for successful careers and advanced studies in athletic training. The ATP is a supportive learning community that prepares students for a dynamic allied health care market by developing the students’ core competence as a health care professional within a CAATE-accredited experiential learning curriculum.

Program Values: The ATP is encapsulated by three overarching values. We value the development of a COMPETENT allied health professional that is diversely SKILLED and COMMITTED to the principles of professional development and servant leadership

C-SC significantly guided my journey in the medical profession. Not only did Culver-Stockton cultivate my love for learning, but it was here that I also established professionalism, confidence in my clinical skills and the hardworking attitude that has taken me where I am today.”
–Martha Miller ’14, Surgical Athletic Trainer

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For more information, contact:
Office of Admission
Phone: 800-537-1883
Email: graduate@culver.edu

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