Dixie State University

Masters of Athletic Training (MAT)





Program Description

The Professional Masters of Athletic Training degree (MAT) at Dixie State University, which will seek accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. Professional athletic training education uses a skills-based approach in both the classroom and clinical setting to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice:

  • Prevention
  • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  • Immediate and emergency care
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Organization and professional health and well-being.

Upon successful completion of the MAT program, graduates are qualified to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become certified Athletic Trainers. Certified Athletic Trainers are employed in professional and collegiate sports, secondary and intermediate schools, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities, fitness centers, military programs, and physician offices.

Dixie State University is currently  seeking accreditation for their  new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2021. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited.  Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

Accepting applications now for Summer 2020 cohort!

Dr. Peter J. Neibert, PhD, LAT, ATC

Program Director/Associate Professor

Email: peter.neibert@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4735

Office: HPC 309

Dr. Dillon Hyland, DAT, LAT, ATC

Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Email: dillon.hyland@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4734

Office: HPC 310

Eric Belair

Academic Advisor

Email: Eric.Belair@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4224

Office: HPC 343

Patty Burton

Administrative Assistant

Email: patty.burton@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7980

Office: HPC 347