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Programs in Athletic Training

Join a dedicated community of inspiring athletic trainers and gain unique skills in the dynamic, exciting, and challenging healthcare field.

We offer two routes to obtaining your degree – a five-year accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program and a two-year post-baccalaureate master’s program. We prepare you to expertly prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses.

Students in both programs will gain comprehensive experience under the direct supervision of our professional faculty and staff, all of whom are BOC and Oklahoma licensed athletic trainers. From national internships to working with highly regarded sports teams, our carefully devised programs combine academic coursework and hands-on practice to prepare you for entry-level positions in one of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

9:1 Student - Professor Ratio

100% Employment Rate for TU M.A.T. Graduates

23% Job Growth by 2031 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

$48K+ Annual Median Pay for Athletic Trainers

About Athletic Training

Fast facts:

  • Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who work closely with physicians to not only administer preventative and emergency injury care for athletes and physically active individuals, but also follow through by setting up treatment regimen and rehabilitation protocols.
  • The University of Tulsa Athletic Training Professional Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
  • The University of Tulsa is the only athletic training program in Oklahoma to offer an accelerated five-year Bachelor’s to Master’s program.

To practice as an athletic trainer, students must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Earn a degree from a university with a CAATE-accredited athletic training program
  • Complete the supervised practice courses, which require proficiency in required skill areas
  • Earn a certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider or equivalent
  • Pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
  • Obtain appropriate state credentials


CAATE Accreditation SealThe Athletic Training program at The University of Tulsa:

  • Is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
  • Was the first accredited Athletic Training program in Oklahoma.
  • Involves an extensive core of academic study combined with equally in-depth clinical rotations.
  • Utilizes intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional sport, industrial site, and sports medicine clinic settings for the student’s clinical experience.
  • Entitles the student to apply for the BOC Certification Examination after completion of degree requirements.

The University of Tulsa Master of Athletic Training Student Achievement Measures can be found at

Professional Opportunities

We prepare you to pass the BOC Certification Examination successfully by promoting high levels of professional and ethical conduct. Our graduates are well-equipped to pursue career opportunities in sports medicine, orthopedic clinics, universities, colleges, high schools, and industrial settings. With the profession branching out in recent years and projected to grow 21 percent through 2028, TU alumni have found exciting job opportunities with Cirque de Solei and Disneyland, Los Angeles Dodgers, and many more.

Job opportunities:

  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Professional athletics
  • Recreational centers
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Universities/colleges/schools

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence - backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


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