The accredited athletic training program (ATP) leads to a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree. Students graduating from the ATP are eligible to sit for the BOC exam and become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Students enrolled in the ATP will gain first hand learning experiences with university sponsored teams as well as other off-campus clinical sites.
Because of the creation of the MAT degree, Baylor University is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate athletic training program and the last undergraduate cohort was enrolled in the fall of 2016. The undergraduate Athletic Training Program at Baylor University is still accredited by the CAATE. The program is currently undergoing substantive changes with the CAATE to allow for a transfer of accreditation to the MAT program.
Students have two avenues in which to pursue the MAT degree:
1. Undergraduate students at Baylor University can enroll in a joint degree program that will link the Health Science Studies (Pre-AT Track) and MAT degree programs so that students can receive two degree in five years.
2. Students who received a bachelor's degree from another institution will be able to apply to the MAT program as a traditional graduate student if they have completed the necessary prerequisite coursework.
All students who are accepted and enroll in the program will receive a 30% tuition remission with the opportunity to apply for additional remittance. Application materials are due February 1, 2018 for the cohort starting in June 2018. Students will not have to submit a GRE score to apply.
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Dr. Andrew R. Gallucci, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS
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