Master of Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers Are...

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association defines athletic trainers as highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals specifically trained in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions and emergent, acute and chronic injuries.

The 5 Domains of athletic training include: Risk Management, Wellness and Health Literacy; Assessment, Evaluation and Diagnosis; Critical, Critical Incident Management; Therapeutic Intervention; and Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

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
AT's Are Health Care

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.

96% of Students Pass the Exam
3 Year Aggregate

The Grand Valley State University Athletic Training Program is a CAATE accredited program that is

Active in Good Standing.

GVSU MAT Program Location

The MAT Program is part of the 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 (watch 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

Athletic Training Alumni

Kierra Washington

Athletic Training Alumn - Kierra Washington

Smantha Kaspala

Athletic Training Alumn - Samantha Kaspala

Page last modified September 19, 2023