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.

CAATE SealCulver-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.

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Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

MAT students will utilize a professional approach to demonstrating competence and skill in, as well as commitment to:

  1. Patient/Client-Centered Care
  2. Interdisciplinary Education & Practice
  3. Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Information-Driven Decisions & Health Care Informatics
  5. Quality Improvement

Program Outcomes

Board of Certification Pass-Rates
Graduation & Retention Rates
Employment & Placement Rates

Student Achievements

  • 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
Program Cost & Financial Aid

Institutional aid is not available, but employees of our corporate and institutional partners will receive a 10 percent discount.

15%
Alumni discount available to all Culver-Stockton graduates

Only one discount may be applied.

C-SC students can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for unsubsidized loans. Apply for Federal Aid, visit FAFSA.gov.

Interest-free payment options also are available through the college. Call 573-288-6492 for more information.

Additional Information and Requirements

Graduation 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.

Transportation Requirements

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 Withdrawal & Refund

Students who withdraw from the institution may be eligible for a portion of their tuition and fees. Please see our catalog for up to date information.

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Program Values

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