Be Ready for the Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment
We do more than prepare you for a career niche; we provide you with an understanding of athletic training and its role in the rapidly changing health care system. As an athletic trainer, you are an allied healthcare professional who works in a diverse and rapidly changing healthcare environment with a physically active population in a variety of settings.
The graduate athletic training program at North Central College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2027-2028. Graduates of the MAT program will be eligible for the Board of Certification exam. The institution is no longer admitting students to the undergraduate program. The last undergraduate cohort is expected to graduate in May of 2022.
Athletic Training Curriculum
By incorporating the most current educational standards and providing a variety of clinical experiences into the graduate curriculum, the Master of Athletic Training degree will prepare you for a fast-paced and rewarding career in healthcare.
The program is a 55 credit-hourprogram that extends over 6 consecutive semesters, beginning with a summer semester.
The minimum time commitment to complete the clinical experience requirements is two years.
Outside of class, you can grab a bite at one of Naperville’s 40+ restaurants, jog along the picturesque Riverwalk or volunteer at a local charity. If you’re looking for even more to do, Chicago is just a 30-minute train ride away with its learning and career opportunities, professional sporting events and diverse arts and culture.