Mission, goals, and graduate learning outcomes

Master of Athletic Training

Mission statement

The Oregon State University Athletic Training degree is designed to prepare students for the challenges of the ever-expanding healthcare profession of athletic training by providing extensive classroom and clinical educational experiences. Through an emphasis on patient-centered holistic care and population health perspectives, graduates of this program achieve the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a career as a certified athletic trainer in diverse settings.


Goals and objectives of the program

The OSU Athletic Training Program has the following goals:

  • Provide students with quality classroom learning experiences.
  • Provide students with varied and quality clinical education experiences.
  • Prepare students to meet entry-level standards of the profession of athletic training.
  • Prepare students for a successful transition-to-practice as athletic trainers committed to advancing health and well-being for all.


MATRN graduate learning outcomes

At the completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor injury and illness prevention strategies.
  • Incorporate clinical reasoning in the selection of assessment procedures to formulate diagnoses.
  • Create and implement therapeutic interventions.
  • Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work.
  • Demonstrate mastery of subject material.
  • Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner.


See outcomes tables for analytics on past OSU athletic training students’ success on BOC examination, graduation rate, graduate placement/employment rate and retention rate.