Master of Athletic Training (MATrg)
*Applications for Fall 2013 are due March 1st.
*Interviews will be held via Skype the week of March 4th.
The MATrg is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The MATrg will prepare students to take the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination and earn the ‘ATC’ credential. Didactic courses and clinical experience courses focus on prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from physical activity. Students who are interested in this two year (36 credits) program must have a conferred baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Option 1: Five year program. This unique option allows the student to complete a baccalaureate degree in Exercise Science and Master of Athletic Training degree in five years.
- At the end of the students third year, the student will apply and must be accepted into the NDSU Graduate School.
- Students will start their fourth year in the program in July, and will be taking both undergraduate and graduate courses during the fall and spring semesters.
- After meeting all required degree requirements and completing the Exercise Science Internship in the summer after their fourth year, the student will be awarded the BS in Exercise Science Degree.
- The end of the 5th year the student will complete the MATrg degree.
- This program is recommended for entering freshmen, student athletes, transfer students who want to pursue an athletic training degree at NDSU.
Option 2: Two year program. This program is for the students who already have a baccalaureate degree (in a related major) from another institution.
- Students must also meet the admission requirement and be admitted into the NDSU Graduate School.
- This two year program starts in July and is recommended for students who want to change professions and already have a baccalaureate degree or for student-athletes.
**Admission Requirements are the same for both options.