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 is a professional program for the student who is interested in becoming an athletic trainer. NDSU’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Didactic course work and clinical education 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. The "ATC" credential is awarded upon successful completion of the BOC exam.
The MATrg is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Initial accreditation was granted in 2006. The MATrg was granted 10 years of continued accreditation following the 2014-15 self study and site visit.