Master of Athletic Training (MAT)

Immaculata’s Master of Athletic Training program equips you with an understanding of anatomy and physiology and gives you practical experience through clinical education.

You will prepare for athletic training certification by learning evidence-based practices to prevent, 诊断, and treat various musculoskeletal and medical conditions in athletes and other physically active people.

Each semester of this two-year, 全职垫项目, you will be required to meet benchmarks that prepare you for athletic training certification. In your second fall semester, you will take a comprehensive exam that you must pass to progress to your final semester. You will then be eligible to take the Board of Certification exam during or after your final spring semester.

Immaculata大学 is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on 认证 of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The university will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2021. The program is aligned with the new accreditation standards for 2020. 研究生s of the program will be eligible to sit for the certification exam once the program receives accreditation.



  • 混合课程交付—Introductory courses during your first summer are offered online with only one week on campus required. Some fall and spring courses are offered in a hybrid format that blends hands-on practice and online learning. 第二年, you will primarily take online courses so that you can be fully immersed in your clinical education settings.
  • 专业选修课—You will take at least one elective that provides advanced instruction in athletic training trends and practice. Sample electives include American Red Cross instructor training, 手动治疗技术, and concussion 评价 and treatment.
  • Inter-professional education—To prepare you for becoming an integral part of the health care system, you will have opportunities to work with students in other health professions.
  • 临床经验—Put your knowledge into action during six clinical education experiences in various settings that will expose you to diverse populations and medical conditions. You will gain experience with equipment-intensive sports, mental health, rehabilitation, and more. In your final year of the program, you will participate in an immersive full-time clinical experience in an area of athletic training that interests you. Our current clinical education locations include local high schools and universities, YSC学院, Kinetic Physical Therapy and Penn Medicine.



This course will introduce students to the procedures and tests used to examine and 诊断 injuries to the head, 脸, 胸部, 和颈, 胸, 和腰椎. Students will be able to identify risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries and illness and be instructed in theory and proper techniques for diagnostic and special tests, 包括韧带的, 神经系统, strength and range of motion assessment.


This course will examine the various mental health concerns of the physically active population. Case studies will assist the students through discussion of the critical decision making process to assist patients in receiving the appropriate care. 风险因素, 管理计划, 推荐, and medications related to mental health concerns will be discussed.


This course will provide an overview of the planning and implementation of therapeutic modalities used to treat injuries and illness. An introduction to the physical, 化学, and mechanical modalities will complement the students’ understanding of wound healing and their purpose in the treatment protocol. Students will gain an understanding of the human body’s physiological response to various treatment methods.

Manual Therapy and Alternative Treatments

This course will introduce students to additional therapeutic interventions that can be used with their patient population. The physiological effects of manual therapy and other alternative treatments will be discussed. The benefits and risks associated with each treatment modality will be examined.


除了圣灵女神的 研究生学费和其他费用, you will need to pay for the cost of travel to your clinical experiences, 临床的服装, 犯罪背景调查, 药物筛选, 和免疫.


Below you will find a two-year course sequence for this program.

1st Year – Summer Semester (10)

  • ATP 501 Foundations in Athletic Training (3)
  • ATP 503 Structural and Functional Kinesiology (3)
  • ATP 504 Emergency Medical Care (4)

1st Year – Fall Semester (11)

  • ATP 505 Lower Extremity Assessment (3)
  • ATP 508 Therapeutic Exercise (3)
  • 临床I (2)
  • GEN 502: Methods of 研究 (3)

1st Year – Spring Semester (11)

  • ATP 506 Upper Extremity Assessment (3)
  • ATP 509 治疗模式 (3)
  • ATP 513 Manual Therapy/Alternative Treatments (3)
  • 临床II (2)

2nd Year – Summer Semester (12)

  • ATP 507头 & 脊柱评价(3)
  • ATP 510 General Medical Conditions (3)
  • ATP 512 心理健康策略 (3)
  • ATP 553临床III (2)*
  • ATP 556 General Medical Clinical (1)


  • ATP 511 Athletic Training 政府 (3)
  • ATP 514 Orthopedic Procedures (3)
  • ATP 554临床IV (2)
  • ATP 599 Comprehensive Exam in Athletic Training (0)

2nd Year – Spring Semester (8)

  • ATP 650特别话题I (3)
  • ATP 555临床V (5)*

* 554 (ATP) & 555 Clinical courses are immersive experiences.

Program 任务, Goals and Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Athletic Training program at Immaculata大学 is to provide a comprehensive learning experience within the discipline of athletic training that integrates scientific inquiry, 理论知识, 和临床实践. Grounded in the mission of Immaculata大学, students will receive an education rooted in Christian core values, academic rigor and ethical integrity.

The goals of the Athletic Training program are to:

  1. Provide students with the knowledge, 技能, and clinical integration proficiencies essential for Board of Certification eligibility
  2. Prepare students for meaningful careers in athletic training
  3. Prepare students for the diverse and changing world of health care
  4. Encourage a lifelong commitment to learning and professional excellence.


Upon completion of the athletic training curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and practical 技能 in prevention and risk management of athletic injuries and illness.
  2. Demonstrate critical decision making and problem solving 技能 that are essential in the recognition, 评价, and management of athletic injuries and illnesses.
  3. Design, implement, and assess treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning protocols.
  4. Exhibit ethical decision making, 行政, and leadership 技能 essential for success in the athletic training.
  5. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication 技能, and technological 技能 in academic and professional activities.
  6. Apply and synthesize evidence-based athletic training knowledge to current issues in the variety of athletic training settings.



Athletic trainers can help prevent injuries and reduce health care costs, so demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase significantly over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Athletic trainers are also in demand because their 技能 can be employed in a variety of contexts:

  • 学校
  • 职业体育
  • 医院
  • 康复设施
  • 表演艺术
  • 军事

校友 of Immaculata’s undergraduate athletic training program have been hired as athletic trainers at:

  • Philadelphia Union Academy/YSC学院
  • 大峡谷高中
  • Perkiomen山谷高中
  • 斯普林菲尔德高中
  • 西天主教高中
  • 斯沃斯莫尔学院
  • 宾夕法尼亚州哈里斯堡
  • Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster
  • 南佛罗里达大学
  • 德雷塞尔大学
  • 宾夕法尼亚州立大学阿宾顿
  • ATI物理治疗



We accept applications for the Master of Athletic Training on a rolling basis. All cohorts begin the program in the summer semester. To apply to the Master of Athletic Training, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 累计GPA 3.0以上
  • 100 hours of observation with a certified athletic trainer
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR/AED

You must also have completed the following prerequisite courses with a B or above:

  • 人体解剖学- 4学分
  • Human Physiology – 4 credits (or 8 credits total Human Anatomy & 生理学我 & II)
  • Biology – 3 credits (in addition to Human Anatomy & 生理学)
  • 物理- 4学分
  • 化学——4学分
  • Kinesiology or Structural/Functional Anatomy – 3 credits
  • Exercise Physiology – 3 credits
  • 营养- 3学分
  • Introduction to 研究 – 3 credits
  • General Psychology – 3 credits
  • 统计学- 3学分
  • Medical Terminology – 1-3 credits
  • 6 credits from the following courses: Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries, Biomechanics, Exercise Evaluation & Prescription, Sport Nutrition, Sport Psychology, 健康 Psychology

You must apply through the Athletic Training Centralized Application System (ATCAS) and submit:

  1. 完成 application form through ATCAS
  2. Two recommendations: ATCAS will provide electronic forms to the recommenders you list.
  3. Official transcript(s) from each of the undergraduate and graduate schools you have attended. Send transcripts from the college or university directly to ATCAS.
  4. Observation hours: You can submit verification of your 100 hours through ATCAS.
  5. Goals statement: Submit this statement in the supplemental application of ATCAS.

As part of the admissions process, you will interview with Immaculata’s program faculty to determine your acceptance into the program. 

Program Information and Outcomes



Years to complete the program


Clinical education experiences






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