Master of Athletic Training Program
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
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
- Performing Arts
- Professional Sports
- Public Safety
- Secondary Schools
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.
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.
Athletic Training Alumni
Athletic Training Alumn - Kierra Washington
Athletic Training Alumn - Samantha Kaspala