The University of Northern Iowa Division of Athletic Training offers a professional masters of athletic training degree (M.ATR.) which is accredited by the commission from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE). The Master of Athletic Training major is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. It prepares students for the Board of Certification Examination as well as eligibility for state credentialing in Athletic Training.
Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.
The degree is offered on the non-thesis option. Acceptable non-thesis projects include critically appraised topics, interrelated series of research proposals, conducting an empirical study, or a problem-based analysis of the literature, each of which require an extensive writing component.
A minimum of 60 semester credit hours is required. The non-thesis option requires 3 hours of AT 6299 (42T:299). A minimum of 21 semester hours at the 6000-level is required.
The UNI Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2025-2026 academic year.