The Master of Athletic Training program at Culver-Stockton recently underwent a comprehensive program review, and a few changes will be made to benefit future students as well as ensuring the program’s continued compliance with national standards.
Master of Athletic Training students tend to a patient during a mock heat illness training at Culver-Stockton College on July 3, 2019.
CANTON, Mo. — The Master of Athletic Training program at Culver-Stockton College recently underwent a comprehensive program review, and a few changes will be made to benefit future students as well as ensuring the program’s continued compliance with national standards.
The number of credit hours that a MAT student must complete during the two year-program has been reduced from 64 to 56. Dr. Jay Hoffman, department chair of athletic training and health sciences and director of the athletic training program, says that reduction was made based in part from student suggestions.
“We believe we can still effectively deliver our program while streamlining the coursework and not diminishing the quality,” Hoffman said. “Along with the comprehensive review, the new CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) standards went into effect in 2020, which supported the need for updates to the curriculum.”
Tuition also is being adjusted to $400 per credit hour.
“We try to take the program review process and make it authentic and transparent for our students,” Hoffman said. “In the end, we want to optimize student learning and do so in a value-based model.”
Culver-Stockton started offering a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2005, but the decision to transition that program and only offer a master’s degree was made in 2018. C-SC is one of six schools in Missouri that has a Master of Athletic Training program active and in good standing, according to CAATE.
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