Athletic Training Program (MATR)

You know the hurdles that athletes have to overcome — the hard work and dedication required for being the best in their sport. Athletic trainers are the hands-on practitioners at the sidelines, keeping those athletes in the game. Their specialization in the health care of active people means that they are working constantly to prevent injury, treat emergencies, evaluate needs and rehabilitate athletes, as well as guiding them in proper nutrition, strength and conditioning.

Direct admission.

Marquette reviews applications on a competitive basis. Once you're selected for the master's of athletic training program at Marquette, you'll begin studying exercise physiology and continue directly into the master's in athletic training.. You'll earn both a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology and finish the program at the end of year five with your master's degree.

Learn the ropes now.

As a Marquette athletic trainer, you'll start your hands-on training freshman year. Your clinical time will be supervised by the same professors you'll meet in the classroom, all of whom have worked in the field as athletic trainers themselves. So you know that they have not just the knowledge, but the practical experience to teach you.

Certification? No sweat.

Thanks to your academic preparation along with the practical experience you'll get working with high school, intercollegiate and professional athletes, you can approach your national certification exam with confidence. Marquette athletic training majors pass at a rate of nearly 90 percent; the national average is 40 percent.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Emergency Care, CPR and AED
  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I & II
  • Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology Special Populations
  • AT Proficiency - Emergency Care/Lower Extr.

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in athletic training, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.