Athletic Training - Oxley College of Health Sciences

Athletic Training

Athletic Training is an allied health field recognized by the American Medical Association. Certified athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, recognition/evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries due to physical activity.

In 2022, a master’s degree in athletic training will be required for anyone choosing to practice in this growing healthcare profession. The need for AT professionals who can provide preventive, diagnostic and rehabilitative services is expected to grow 22 percent in the next eight years. Along with their traditional role providing health services to athletes, AT professionals are sought after by the military, firefighters and law enforcement; corporations seeking to reduce injuries and lost productivity; and entertainment fields from the Cirque de Soleil to ballet companies to the WWE; to providing preventive care in retirement centers.

This unique program is designed so that students can complete a standalone master’s degree or an accelerated Bachelor of Science in EXSS and the Master of Athletic Training degree in a total of five years. Upon completion of the pre-professional portion of the accelerated plan, admittance into the professional program is competitive. Students in the Accelerated B.S. + MAT program who satisfactorily fulfill all requirements outlined are given preferential consideration for admission into the MAT portion of the program.

Student achievement data can be found on the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education website at CAATE.


  • Accreditation

    The Athletic Training program at The University of Tulsa:

    • Is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education2C_CAATE_Seal_Accr-Progam_VF
    • Was the first accredited Athletic Training program in Oklahoma
    • Involves an extensive core of academic study combined with equally in-depth clinical rotations
    • Utilizes intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional sport, industrial site, and sports medicine clinic settings for the student’s clinical experience
    • Entitles the student to apply for the BOC Certification Examination after completion of degree requirements

    The Master of Athletic Training professional degree program at the University of Tulsa is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

  • Degree Options

    Athletic Training, M.A.T.

    Provides structured classroom and supervised practice experiences to prepare a student for an entry-level position in athletic training.

    Athletic Training, M.A.T. (Accelerated Master’s)

    Designed so that highly motivated students can begin earning hours towards a Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) while completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science (B.S.E.S.S.)

  • Practice Settings
    • Sports Medicine Clinics
    • Orthopedic Clinics
    • Hospitals/Medical Centers
    • Universities/Colleges/High Schools
    • Recreational Centers
    • Military
    • Industrial