Athletic Training

  • Program Overview

    Students in our Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program will receive advanced education in Athletic Training along with relevant clinical experiences that will better prepare the student for field-related careers or further educational opportunities.

    Students will learn to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge in evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, healthcare administration, and professional development and responsibility. The Master of Athletic Training Program features a comprehensive curriculum that has been designed to integrate both formal classroom instruction and clinical education.

    Lead the Way

    Gannon University's MAT is prepared to arm incoming students with the appropriate tools to be successful in the Athletic Training field.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for athletic trainers are expected to grow by 30 percent between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average for overall occupations. Such employment trends highlight the need for Masters level athletic trainers in order to advance the fields of exercise science and athletic training.

    This job outlook highlights the increasingly important role that athletic trainers play in the prevention and care of injuries.  From the identification of concussions and injuries in younger athletes to the growth in an increasingly active middle-aged and elderly population, people of all ages will experience a need for the services of qualified athletic trainers.  Athletic trainers will continue to experience increasingly significant roles in the management, prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injured athletes. 

    Features of the Program

    • The program features a combination of face-to-face and online educational opportunities.
    • The program offers online learning opportunities for students who choose to complete clinical experiences at alternative sites.
    • The program consists of experiential learning opportunities both within and outside of the Gannon community and allows for integration of experiential education into the athletic training curriculum.
    • The program is a total of 52 credits and can be completed in two years.

    What Makes Us Different

    • Program features a combination of face-to-face and online coursework, plus in-the-field clinical experiences
    • Collaborate and work with student-athletes from Gannon's 18 athletic teams 

    Program Status

    The new Gannon Master of Athletic Training program must complete the process for accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Only graduates of programs accredited by CAATE are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for athletic trainers.

    Program Options

    • Master of Athletic Training


    • GSPRT 505     Principles of Athletic Training
    • GSPRT 507     Seminar in Athletic Training
    • GSPRT 510     Advanced Strength and Conditioning
    • GSPRT 515     Clinical 1 in Athletic Training
    • GSPRT 525     Upper Body Extremity Assessment
    • GSPRT 530     Research Methods and Statistics
    • GSPRT 535     Therapeutic Modalities
    • GSPRT 540     Psychology of Performance
    • GSPRT 545     Clinical 2 in Athletic Training
    • GSPRT 550     Advanced Sport Nutrition
    • GSPRT 555     Lower Body Extremity Assessment
    • GSPRT 565     Therapeutic Rehabilitation
    • GSPRT 575     Pharmacology & Professional Issues
    • GSPRT 615     Clinical 3 in Athletic Training
    • GSPRT 645     Clinical 4 in Athletic Training
    • GSPRT 655     Organization and Administration