Master of Athletic Training Program

We've Moved!!!

Effective July 1, 2021 the Master of Athletic Training Program has moved downtown to the College of Health Professions. The MAT Program has joined the new Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. The MAT Faculty offices can be found on the second floor of Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS).  All MAT program coursework is located at the Health Campus on the Medical Mile in Grand Rapids, MI.  The health campus is comprised of CHS and Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (watched the video on the right for a virtual tour of DCIH).  Students pursuing the combined degree will have their undergraduate coursework on the Allendale Campus as they complete their Clinical Exercise Science Degree.  Once a combined degree student starts their MAT coursework, they will be moved to downtown Grand Rapids Health Campus.

Virtual Tour of Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

Kierra Washington

Athletic Training Student - Kierra Washington

Smantha Kaspala

Athletic Training Student - Samantha Kaspala

Dr. Brian Hatzel Laker Effect

Dr. Brian Hatzel #GVLakerEffect

GVSU Athletic Training Program Mission

The mission of the Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is to prepare professionals to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and the physically active. Preparation is supported by formal instruction, clinical experience, and research.


The Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is a CAATE accredited program that is Active in Good Standing

Program Information and Outcomes

AT's Are Health Care

Athletic Trainers Are...

Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating athletic injuries.

As Defined by the Board of Certification (BOC)

“Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. *Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession."

The 5 Domains of athletic training include: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation & Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being

For more information about what an Athletic Trainer is, please visit the BOCNATA, and/or AT Your Own Risk

Career Options

Certified athletic trainers can be found almost anywhere people are physically active. Examples of employment settings include:

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Industrial and Commercial
  • Military
  • Performing Arts
  • Professional Sports
  • Public Safety
  • Secondary Schools

Page last modified September 14, 2022