Master's 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
1. Review of Educational Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies matrix within the MAT
2. Monitor ongoing changes with the CAATE, BOC, and NATA.
3. Assess future student needs via assessments and student outcomes
1. Provide quality clinical experience through upper and lower extremity, general medical,
and equipment intensive clinical settings.
2. Structure learning opportunities that integrate the classroom, laboratory, and practicum
experiences into the clinical setting.
3. Prepare athletic training students to work in diverse settings with diverse populations.
1. Provide athletic training students with diverse athletic training experiences.
2. Provide athletic training students with well-rounded allied healthcare learning
3. Develop the athletic training students' awareness and knowledge of the Role Delineation
1. Adhere to and review the NATA and Florida Athletic Training Code of Ethics.
2. Adhere to and review the Bethune-Cookman MAT Student Policies and Procedures
1. Emphasize the ongoing importance of reading, studying, and applying evidence-based
research in the athletic training field.
2. Provide athletic training students with opportunities to communicate with other allied
healthcare professionals through guest lecturers, practicums, and/or clinical experiences.
3. Emphasize the importance and benefits associated with NATA membership and
becoming an active member
4. Encourage and facilitate efforts of the athletic training students to attend national,
regional, state, or local continuing education symposiums, workshops, or meetings.
1. Provide athletic training students with opportunities to communicate with athletic and
2. Provide athletic training students with opportunities to integrate learning and working
experiences with fellow students.
3. Provide athletic training students with internship opportunities to develop a professional
rapport with athletic and allied health professionals.
1. Create innovative classroom, laboratory, and practicum experiences to improve learning
through the use of various technology and instruction tools.
2. Expose athletic training students to current therapeutic equipment (modalities and
rehabilitation) during classroom, laboratory, and practicum sessions.
3. Promote and encourage the growth of evidence-based research and library skills in
athletic training students for education preparation.
1. Successfully complete a program accreditation self-study process.
2. Successfully complete the CAATE site-visit and secure the CAATE accreditation.
3. Successfully complete annual reports to the CAATE