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Athletic Training

The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program is located in the School of Health Professions and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences on the Lubbock Campus.

The TTUHSC MAT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100; Austin, TX 78731-3184, (


The MAT curriculum exceeds the entry-level standards expected of students entering the athletic training profession. It is our goal to provide the very best environment and experience to our students, enabling them to become competent, confident, and enthusiastic members of the athletic training profession.

The MAT program is a 59-semester credit hour entry-level program over the course of two years. The program is designed to prepare students to meet National and State requirements to practice athletic training.

After graduating from the MAT program students must pass the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) exam and/or meet the requirements of individual states, to practice athletic training. Additional credentialing requirements for athletic training vary from state to state according to athletic training practice acts and state regulations that govern athletic training. A FELONY OR MISDMEANOR CONVICTION MAY AFFECT A GRADUATE’S ABILITY TO SIT FOR THE BOC EXAMINATION OR ATTAIN STATE LICENSURE.

Students in the MAT program come from a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences. We have students from all over the United States and International students.

The program provides students exposure to a variety of learning environments and experiences. Including:
  • traditional classroom work
  • laboratory time to practice learned skills
  • clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings that integrate classroom and lab work into practice (e.g., college, high school, outpatient clinic, physician's office, etc.)
  • interprofessional education opportunities and shared courses

Please contact our Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at or call 806-743-3220 for information regarding the MAT program.


*National Data for the BOC exam are not reported until approximately 1 year after the MAT students have graduated (e.g. Graduate May 2016, BOC data available May 2017).


Representation of status with the Commission

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement standard.

A member of the Texas Tech University System, TTUHSC has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a separate institution from Texas Tech University since 2004. TTUHSC received its reaffirmation of accreditation from SACSCOC in 2009. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2019.