Athletic Training

The Master of Athletic Training Program in the Allied Health Department utilizes a competency-based, medical model to educate students through classroom and clinical experiences.

The Master of Athletic Training Program prepares highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to prevent, diagnosis, therapeutically intervene, and rehabilitate injuries and medical conditions.

There is no better time to be an athletic trainer!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of athletic trainers is expected to grow 23 percent between now and 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Do I need a master’s degree to be an athletic trainer?

About 70 percent of current athletic trainers have master’s degrees and a master’s is necessary to work at the college level. Currently, the profession of athletic training is phasing out athletic training programs at the baccalaureate level. By January 2026, only those students graduating from a master’s level athletic training program will be eligible to take the certification examination.

Why the Masters of Athletic Training Program at UIS?

  • small campus, big resources
  • partnerships
  • center of healthcare
  • personalized education
  • hands-on training