Master of Athletic Training Program

[Effective July 1, 2021 the Master of Athletic Training Program will be moving downtown to the College of Health Professions. The MAT will be located within the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. More details coming soon!]

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Athletic Training Student - Kierra Washington

Athletic Training Student - Samantha Kaspala

Dr. Brian Hatzel #GVLakerEffect

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

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.

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


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