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After careful review, the College has decided to phase out the Master of Athletic Training degree following the 2023-24 academic year. No new students will be admitted into this program.

Students in the Athletic Training graduate program prepare for careers and doctoral programs by completing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a master's degree in Athletic Training.
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growth of the athletic training profession projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Students in the Master of Athletic Training Program work hands on with an athlete.
A Marietta College Master of Athletic Training student works on an athlete
A Marietta College Master of Athletic Training student works on an athlete
A Marietta College Master of Athletic Training student works on an athlete

What You'll Learn While Earning a Master of Athletic Training Degree

Students complete athletic training clinical experiences with the College’s varsity athletic teams, local high schools, hospitals and physicians' offices, and EMS ride-alongs, where they will work alongside other healthcare professionals. The program will also include a strength and conditioning course, an immersive experience, and an opportunity to study abroad.

A National Reputation 
for Excellence

The Athletic Training major at Marietta College has long been regarded as the premier program of its kind. This demanding program was one of the first in the nation to be approved as a full major by the NATA.

Why All the  

The program integrates rigorous coursework and hands-on experience, enabling you to develop the strong critical thinking and communication skills demanded by the healthcare industry. And you'll have all the benefits of a small college setting — small class sizes, personal attention from faculty, and the opportunity to participate in campus life.



The mission of the Athletic Training Program (ATP) is to prepare students to become qualified healthcare professionals who implement evidence-based, patient-centered care in collaboration with interprofessional teams. Through clinical experiences, interprofessional collaboration, research, and classroom experiences, students graduating from Marietta College will be prepared to be athletic trainers that are engaged in the field of athletic training, using evidence-based clinical decisions in their practice, and value collaboration across disciplines. Marietta College graduates will make a positive impact in their communities and in their chosen professions. Upon completing the degree, students will be eligible to sit for the BOC (Board of Certification) exam for Athletic Training.



The Master of Athletic Training Program will strive for recognition as a premier program in the development of graduates who possess a strong foundation in athletic training skills and possess the desire for lifelong learning. The Department of Athletic Training will strive to develop passionate athletic training clinicians that are making a difference in the field of athletic training.


Master of Athletic Training Program Goals
  1. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based clinical decision-making, research in the field of athletic training
  2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to be able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to increase patient-centered care
  3. Graduates will be able to apply skills and knowledge from the five domains of athletic training; Injury/illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being
  4. Graduates will demonstrate advocacy and professional development in the field of athletic training
  5. Graduates will be prepared to pass the national BOC exam for Athletic Training certification on the first attempt.
About the Master of Athletic Training Program

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Marietta College was one of the first in the nation to be approved as a full major by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA). It is also currently one of approximately 350 programs that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). It was the first program in the state of Ohio to receive national recognition to have a full academic major designed to prepare students to become certified athletic trainers. And it has long been regarded as the premier program of its kind among small, liberal arts colleges.

At Marietta, Athletic Training is a graduate program. Our program is designed to prepare students to develop the competencies essential to embark on a professional career in athletic training.

ATP will teach you about everything from athletic training, physical assessment, applied nutrition, pharmacology, and therapeutic rehabilitation, to kinesiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy. Our advanced anatomy class even uses human cadavers as lab components.

Our varsity sports teams serve as natural laboratories for Athletic Training students. After being admitted into the Athletic Training Program (ATP), students will be assigned to a Preceptor to gain clinical experience. All Athletic Training majors can expect to accrue clinical hours during at least four semesters. Athletic Training Students receive comprehensive training by managing athletic injuries and overseeing the treatment and rehabilitation of the injuries. Also, students gain experience by observing the team physician evaluate patients at a local clinic. Other clinical sites include Selby General Hospital's emergency room, Physician's Care, two outpatient physical therapy clinics, and the in-patient physical therapy clinic at Selby General Hospital. At these various off-campus sites, the athletic training students will gain experience working with MDs, DOs, PTs, OTs, RNs, and the non-athletic population.

Marietta College's Athletic Training Clinic is impressive. It features treatment rooms, a taping room, classrooms, areas for electrotherapy and hydrotherapy, a cadaver room, and the latest in modern equipment for teaching and treatment processes. Our field house and stadium also house satellite-training rooms. 

Admission Consideration

All students interested in Marietta’s Master of Athletic Training program should apply through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS). Students have the option of pursuing the 3+2 or a 4+2 track

3+2 Track
  • Who is this track for?
    • Marietta College Sports Medicine majors
  • When to apply:
    • Students interested in this option should pursue the Sports Medicine major at Marietta College and apply to the program via ATCAS by the spring semester preceding the first semester of the MAT program.
4+2 Track
  • Who is this track for?
    • Undergraduate student-athletes majoring in Sports Medicine at Marietta College
    • Students enrolled in another major at Marietta College
    • Students coming from another institution
  • When to apply:
    • Students pursuing the 4+2 track should apply by the spring semester of their final year and complete all prerequisites required for admission to the MAT program. Students should submit their application via ATCAS and will need to submit their official transcripts upon completion of the bachelor’s degree.
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