Provide quality healthcare to an active population with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and master’s in athletic training. In Loras’s unique 3 + 2 Athletic Training program, you’ll develop the knowledge, skills, and professional rapport necessary for a strong clinical practice.
Earn your master’s within 5 years in this CAATE-accredited program and be ready to sit for the Board of Certification exam.
As an Athletic Training 3 + 2 student, you’ll become an active learner, responsible contributor, and reflective thinker who can provide exceptional healthcare through quality instruction and clinical athletic training experiences.
Earn Both Your Bachelor’s and Master’s in 5 Years
Complete the majority of the kinesiology major requirements during the first three years of study. You’ll benefit from expert faculty as well as a variety of partnerships with healthcare providers, high schools, and local businesses in a program that has had an accredited athletic training major since 2003. In your fourth year, you will then begin the graduate portion of your studies where you’ll gain hands-on experience, engaging clinical rotations, and developmental research opportunities (while still paying only undergraduate tuition costs).
Loras College Athletic Training Program
The Loras College Athletic Training program is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2028-2029 academic year. The program’s status is in good standing with the CAATE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who made the decision to change the level of the degree?
The Athletic Training Strategic Alliance consisting of the Board of Directors of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Commissioners of the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) with the support of the Board of Certification (BOC) and the NATA Foundation have jointly acted to establish a master’s-level degree as the professional degree for athletic training.
Will the educational content change?
The degree change is part of a broader vision to produce providers who are prepared to meet the challenges our patients will face in the future. The educational content will also evolve to provide our students and, ultimately, their patients with healthcare knowledge and skills that produce a provider who can function as a mid-level (Level II) provider (i.e., physical therapist, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist).
When do classes begin?
The Loras M.A.T. program is presented in a cohort format that begins each summer.
What undergraduate major would I receive in the 3+2 program?
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology