UW-Green Bay’s Master of Athletic Training Program Earns Valuable Accreditation

Posted on 7-01-2021

Green Bay, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program earned valuable accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). CAATE is the current standard for professional athletic training programs as recognized by the Council for Higher Education.

“This is a very important achievement for the UW-Green Bay MAT,” said Program Chair William Gear, “Accreditation from the CAATE allows graduates of the MAT to sit for the certification exam administered through the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC). The Green Bay region provides a multitude of clinical education experiences for our students that prepare them for employment in a variety of healthcare settings.”

At UW-Green Bay, motivated students can earn an accredited MAT degree in only two years. In addition, the Greater Green Bay area is a sports-rich community, offering a wealth of clinical opportunities. Students can gain experience from a range of professional, minor league, collegiate and high school sports franchises or market-leading medical systems.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries resulting from physical activity. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Athletic trainers may be found in a variety of environments, including high schools, colleges and universities, professional athletics, medical and rehabilitation facilities, and military locations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 16 percent in the next decade as demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase as people become more aware of the effects of sports-related injuries, and as the middle-aged and older population remains active.

“Accreditation” is review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution and/or program provides a quality education.

To learn more about the Master of Athletic Training program please visit the website at https://www.uwgb.edu/athletic-training/ or contact the Office of Graduate Studies at [email protected]

UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​