Athletic Training Program

Master of Athletic Training

The Master of Athletic Training, a traditional post-baccalaureate program, creates evidence-informed health care providers who advocate for their patients on and off the field.

Accelerated B.S. to M.A.T.

The accelerated Master of Athletic Training program is a 5-year degree plan for Exercise Science undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in Athletic Training.

Degree Information

Spring 2024 Athletic Training Flyer

This flyer (PDF) has degree details.

The Master of Athletic Training is an accredited program of the University of Arkansas that focuses on creating patient-centered and evidence-informed health care providers who serve as advocates for their patients both on and off the field to improve health-related quality of life.

We are a year-round, 24-month program, and our rigorous coursework prepares students to be leaders in the field and our clinical education experiences in varied settings provide real-world training with excellent preceptor mentors. The program has both traditional M.A.T. (post-baccalaureate) and accelerated M.A.T. (5-year B.S. to accel. M.A.T.) options.

Employment opportunities for U of A graduates include serving as health-care professionals in professional sports, college and secondary schools, sports medicine clinics and hospitals, performing arts, military branches, and industrial workers.

Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who work under the direction of a supervising physician to provide services in primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion, examination and diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions for injuries and medical conditions.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic training will continue to grow 17% from 2021-2031 compared to 12% for other health care practitioners and 5% for all occupations.

M.A.T. Information Sessions

Please join us for one an information session to learn more about the U of A Master of Athletic Training program.

In these information sessions you’ll meet faculty and students, learn about the program and its exciting opportunities, tour facilities, and have an opportunity for questions and answers.

This website has further information about the M.A.T. program. Follow us on Instagram @uarkathletictraining or X/Twitter @uark_MAT.

Virtual Information Session online via Zoom

  • 7-8:30 p.m. Central Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Face to Face Information Session on the U of A Fayetteville campus

  • 1-3 p.m. Central Friday, April 19, 2024

Online participants will receive the live video link after registering. Face-to-face participants will receive the location upon registration.

Register online to attend an information session, either online or in-person ☜

Click for PDF of flyer for Info Sessions on Athletic Training master's program

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Program Mission and Outcomes

We are a student-centered program that prepares athletic trainers to provide evidence-informed, patient-centered, and collaborative healthcare to enhance patient/client well-being while elevating the profession through service and advocacy.


Videos: Our Graduates Talk About Their Great Careers
Major League Soccer, NFL, Major League Baseball, Collegiate and High School Athletics

Ryne Eubanks, 2014, and Damon Reel, 2018, U of A
Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne, major league assistant athletic trainer, and Damon, minor league athletic trainer

Kurt Andrews, U of A 2011
Sports Medicine Director, Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer

Becca Morgan, U of A 2017
Assistant athletic trainer, Ole Miss


Logo for CAATE Accredited ProgramThe University of Arkansas Master of Athletic Training Program has been continuously accredited since 2005 by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).