Advocacy on the Sidelines
Culver-Stockton College Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program prepares students to become certified Athletic Trainers (ATs). ATs are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to physically active athletes and patients.
The C-SC Difference
This innovative curriculum utilizes both online coursework and face-to-face laboratory, simulation, and clinical education to produce competent, skilled, and committed AT professionals. This two-year, 56 credit hour program allows for flexibility and one-of-a-kind professional experiences. Students can apply as a Traditional Track admit after completing their Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Highly motivated high school and undergraduate students can also apply for the Accelerated (3+2) Track, allowing students to complete both their Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and the MAT in 5 years.
Culver-Stockton College is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.
Student Learning Goals and Outcomes
MAT students will utilize a professional approach to demonstrating competence and skill in, as well as commitment to:
- Patient/Client-Centered Care
- Interdisciplinary Education & Practice
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Information-Driven Decisions & Health Care Informatics
- Quality Improvement
- 95% of graduates passed the Board of Certification exam on their first attempt over the past five years.
- C-SC was a district qualifier and top place finisher in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Quiz Bowl
- 100% of AT student have earned Graston Technique, Kinesio Tape, Personal Training, CPR/AED, and/or Psychological First Aid certification while completing their AT degree
- 100% of graduates have attended an AT professional conference, or participated in public relations and professional advocacy events at the state, district, or national levels
- The AT Program was Top 20 nationally and recognized as Honorable Mention for “Best Student Effort” in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2017 Public Relations Contest
- Students have a plethora of clinical education opportunities in NCAA and NAIA Division I & II athletics, High School athletics, Hospital/Clinics, and Industrial/Corporate settings
- Students will have access to a designated, state of the art, Health Sciences laboratory, and simulator center for the advancement of their knowledge and clinical skills
Additional Information and Requirements
Students completing the MAT and graduating with a Masters's degree from C-SC must complete all program requirements. Program requirements include satisfactory completion of all coursework, adherence to all retention criteria, and verification from the Program Director. Additionally, prior to conferment of your degree all tuition, fees, and outstanding financial balances must be rectified. For complete graduation requirements, refer to the catalog published in the year you began the program.
Clinical coursework and rotations will require students to travel off-campus. These distances could be within an hour or more radius, but typically are 30 minutes or less. Students are responsible for access to or possession of reliable transportation. The program is not responsible for securing, scheduling or assisting students with transportation.
Student Grievance Policy
Students are encouraged to work professionally toward resolving grievances with the parties involved or their direct chain of command. Should a resolution not be found or be most appropriate for administrative intervention, students are required to follow the procedures outlined in the Student Grievance Policy in the Student Handbook.
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Culver-Stockton College will be a nationally recognized educational program for producing exceptional professionals and servant leaders in the field of athletic training.
The mission of the Culver-Stockton College ATP is to professionally prepare students of promise for successful careers and advanced studies in athletic training. The ATP is a supportive learning community that prepares students for a dynamic allied health care market by developing the students’ core competence as a health care professional within a CAATE-accredited experiential learning curriculum.
The ATP is encapsulated by three overarching values. We value the development of a COMPETENT allied health professional that is diversely SKILLED and COMMITTED to the principles of professional development and servant leadership