Master of Athletic Training Degree

Master of Athletic Training

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. We have an extensive history of developing highly skilled athletic trainers with 100% of our alumni passing the Board of Certification Exam within the last three years.


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 National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) competencies and proficiencies and providing a variety of clinical experiences into the graduate curriculum, the Master of Athletic Training degree will equip you with the skills to make important decisions using your own judgement and observations, motivate athletes to stick to a training program, and help people perform better.

  • The program is a 55 credit-hour program that extends over 6 consecutive semesters, beginning with a summer semester.
  • The minimum time commitment to complete the clinical experience requirements is two years.
Athletic Training Classroom

100% Overall Pass Rate

Over the last three years, 100% of our graduates have successfully passed the Board of Certification Exam (BOC) to become certified athletic trainers in a variety of settings:

  • hospitals
  • medical clinics
  • high schools
  • colleges and universities
  • industrial settings
  • performing arts
graduate athletic training classroom

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Life at North Central's Naperville Campus

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.