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The Gannon University Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program
in Ruskin, FL, is designed to prepare students to become certified
Athletic Trainers through the Board of Certification (BOC).
The MAT degree includes the didactic and clinical education
experiences necessary to prepare individuals for an exciting career
as a health care professional.
Students will learn to apply a wide variety of specific
knowledge, skills and abilities 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
The Master of Athletic Training Program features a comprehensive
curriculum that has been designed to integrate formal classroom
instruction, online coursework and hands on, clinical
Gannon University's MAT is prepared to support incoming students
with the appropriate tools to be successful in the Athletic
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
significant roles in the management, prevention, recognition and
rehabilitation of injured athletes.
*Gannon University is currently authorized by the state of Florida to offer the Master of Athletic Training program at 54 credits. Pending approval from the state of Florida, credits are
subject to change.
Phone: 814-871-7474Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Courthouse Commons150 W. Sixth St.
Susan WehringAssociate ProfessorDirector
Taylor TemnickAssistant ProfessorCoordinator of Clinical Ed
Marchell CuppettAdjunct Lecturer