Bethune-Cookman University MAT Program

Vision Statement
The Athletic Training Program at Bethune-Cookman University shall provide professional
instruction and clinical experiences in athletic training. The College of Health Sciences is
committed to becoming the leader in the area of Rehabilitation Sciences and Athletic Training
amongst all Historically Black Colleges and Universities and small liberal arts colleges.
Mission Statement
The Athletic Training Program delivers professional instruction and clinical experiences in
athletic training to all MAT students. Professional instruction in athletic training will be taught
into the following content areas:, Prevention and Health Promotion, Clinical Examination and
Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Practice, Acute Care of Injury and Illness, Therapeutic
Interventions, Psychosocial Strategies and Referral, Healthcare Administration, and
Professional Development and Responsibility. Clinical practicums in athletic training provide
integrated traditional and nontraditional settings that may include the following: university,
community college, high school, professional sports, hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics.

List of Academic Goals

  • Goal 1: Develop and strengthen the athletic training curriculum and become accredited by the
    CAATE.
  • Goal 2: Equip students with the entry-level knowledge to work as a certified athletic trainer.
  • Goal 3: Foster relationships and partnerships with other medical professionals, athletic
    training clinical services, B-CU athletics,
  • Goal 4: Develop affiliations with professional sports, high schools, health care facilities,
    military/government, rehabilitation clinics, and dance performance centers.
  • Goal 5: Utilize contemporary information technology for academic instruction and clinical
    practicum.
  • Goal 6: Recruit and retain academically motivated students with character, ethics, and desire
    for service in the discipline and allied health professions that reflect diversity.
  • Goal 7: Provide an environment that fosters and enhances professional development in
    athletic training for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Note:

The Bethune-Cookman University's Master in Athletic Training Program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). We will seek initial accreditation in the Summer of 2019

This minor is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is not intended for Athletic Training Majors. The minor will not prepare students for the Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) examination.