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Master of Athletic Training (MATrg)

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATS comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions (NATA, 2013).

The MATrg degree (41 credits) is a professional program for the student who is interested in becoming a certified athletic trainer. NDSU’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Course work and clinical experience focus on prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from physical activity. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC), Inc. exam. Only after passing the computer based exam is a student awarded the credentials “ATC”. Certification by the BOC is the entry-level credential and is required by most employers.   

Click on the link below for an informational video about the MATrg program.


The MATrg is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  Initial accreditation was granted in 2006.  The next comprehensive self-study and site visit will take place in 2014-2015.


Important Info:

Program starts July 7th, 2014

Please Note:  Dr. Pamela Hansen, Program Director will be on developmental leave from January 1st to May 15th.

For information regarding the MATrg Program, please contact:
Dr. Nicole German Knodel







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North Dakota State University
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:06:54 AM