UH news recently featured HHP's New Master of Athletic Training program in an article titled, "Graduate Program in Athletic Training Prepares Students for Growing Industry". The first batch of 15 students are scheduled to begin the program this summer.
MAT Program Faculty Dr. Josh Yellen and Dr. Mark Knoblauch
Students enrolled in the program will complete up to 1,400 hours of clinical rotations with partner agencies that include, Memorial Hermann Medical Group, Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Ironman Sports Medicine Sports Institute. The coursework also includes studies in prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, as well as therapeutic interventions, healthcare administration and professional development.
An excerpt from the article:
“Most of the athletic training programs in the country are for undergraduates,” said Josh Yellen, clinical assistant professor and director of the program. “We are starting to see a trend for universities to offer entry-level master’s degrees in this field, and UH is leading the pack in offering the first master’s degree in athletic training in Houston.”Yellen
An athletic trainer is a healthcare professional who collaborates with physicians. Athletic trainers provide prevention and emergency care, clinical diagnoses, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation plans. No longer limited to college and high school positions, athletic trainers are in corporate roles offering fitness services, as well as health education and outreach.
Read the entire article on UH News
Visit the Master of Athletic Training program website
Related: The MAT program's association with NASA was recently featured in NATA NEWS, a publication from the National Athletic Trainers' Association