Master of Athletic Training
The Athletic Training Program at Bethune-Cookman University shall provide professional instruction and clinical experiences in athletic training. The College of Health Sciences is committed to becoming the leader in the area of Rehabilitation Sciences and Athletic Training amongst all Historically Black Colleges and Universities and small liberal arts colleges.
The Athletic Training Program delivers professional instruction and clinical experiences in athletic training to all MAT students. Professional instruction in athletic training will be taught into the following content areas:, Prevention and Health Promotion, Clinical Examination and Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Practice, Acute Care of Injury and Illness, Therapeutic Interventions, Psychosocial Strategies and Referral, Healthcare Administration, and Professional Development and Responsibility. Clinical practicums in athletic training provide integrated traditional and nontraditional settings that may include the following: university, community college, high school, professional sports, hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics
Goals and Objectives of the MAT program
- Review of Educational Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies matrix within the MAT curriculum.
- Monitor ongoing changes with the CAATE, BOC, and NATA.
- Assess future student needs via assessments and student outcomes
- Provide quality clinical experience through upper and lower extremity, general medical, and equipment intensive clinical settings.
- Structure learning opportunities that integrate the classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences into the clinical setting.
- Prepare athletic training students to work in diverse settings with diverse populations.
- Provide athletic training students with diverse athletic training experiences.
- Provide athletic training students with well-rounded allied health care learning experiences.
- Develop the athletic training students' awareness and knowledge of the Role Delineation Study.
- Adhere to and review the NATA and Florida Athletic Training Code of Ethics.
- Adhere to and review the Bethune-Cookman MAT Student Policies and Procedures Manual.
- Create innovative classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences to improve learning through the use of various technology and instruction tools.
- Expose athletic training students to current therapeutic equipment (modalities and rehabilitation) during classroom, laboratory, and practicum sessions.
- Promote and encourage the growth of evidence based research and library skills in athletic training students for education preparation.
- Successfully complete a program accreditation self-study process.
- Successfully complete the CAATE site-visit and secure the CAATE accreditation.
- Successfully complete annual reports to the CAATE
The Master of Athletic Training Program at Bethune-Cookman University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).