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.