DSU’s Master of Athletic Training program accepting students through Aug. 1

Dixie State University’s new Master of Athletic Training program is now registering students for the Fall 2019 semester.

Preparing students to provide comprehensive patient care as athletic training professionals, the master’s degree will provide hands-on learning experiences using a skills-based approach in both the classroom and in a clinical setting. Students will learn how to offer care in the areas of prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, and organization and professional health.

“Not only will Dixie State University’s new Master of Athletic Training program prepare students to be well-prepared, competent and compassionate athletic trainers, the program also meets a workforce need in a profession that is expected to significantly grow in the coming years,” Dr. Peter J. Neibert, Dixie State’s program director for Athletic Training, said.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to take the Board of Certification exam to become certified athletic trainers and be qualified to work in professional and collegiate sports, secondary and intermediate schools, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, fitness centers, military programs and physician offices. 

The program will make its home in Dixie State’s new 155,000-square-foot Human Performance Center, which includes a 1,300-square-foot athletic training lab outfitted with cutting-edge therapeutic equipment and plenty of space for active hands-on learning.

“If you are interested in becoming a healthcare professional, come join us in our state-of-the-art Human Performance Center, opening Fall 2019,” Neibert said.

Open to students who have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, the program will accept student registration until Aug. 1, with the cohort beginning with fall classes on Aug. 19.

To register for Dixie State University’s Master of Athletic Training program or to learn more, visit health.dixie.edu/health-human-performance.